Marie Oren, 85, of Easton, passed away Monday, January 20, 2014 in Manor
Care, Palmer Twp.
Born March 24, 1928 in Jersey City, NJ she was a daughter of the late Walter Cox Gulick and Ethel May (Hooey) Gulick.
Alma and her beloved husband Walter Mills Oren were married for 64 years, 58 of which were while living in Forks Township until the passing of Walter in 2013.
Alma was raised in Belvidere, NJ from age 5 until 14 by her grandparents along with 3 siblings after her parents unexpectedly died in short succession from natural causes in the early 1930’s.
She always enjoyed reminiscing about the simpler times and pleasures of that period, most particularly of Sundays spent in their parlor singing songs as her grandmother played piano.
In her early teens her grandparents passed away and Alma moved to Phillipsburg, NJ where she was raised by her Aunt May and Uncle Albert Hooey. She attended Phillipsburg HS until quitting to work and help support the family and remained living with her Aunt and Uncle until marrying Walter.
Alma raised 3 boys and worked hard to help support the family and provide a better life for them than she had known herself. In her later years she was happy spending time with Walter and proud of all of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and families.
She is survived by three sons: Ronald and his wife Cindi of McAfee, NJ; Rodney of Breinigsville; Rodger and his wife Mary of Nashville, TN; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday (Jan. 24) in the Ashton Funeral Home, 1337 Northampton St., Easton, with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels of Northampton County.
Offer online condolences at www.AshtonFuneralHome.com.