Born in Sandusky, Ohio and raised in Calif., Marlene graduated from Burbank H.S. and worked at Lockheed
Burbank for 25 years before she and her husband, Jerry Nightingale, moved to Lake Havasu City and opened
the first Mexican restaurant in that city, The Taco Hacienda. During the first 5 yrs. of operation, Marlene had to make the roundtrip from Los Angeles to Lake Havsau to gather the needed supplies for the restaurant every other weekend. Without her dedication and support it would never have been as successful as it became.
Marlene and Jerry moved to Wickenburg in 1995 where Marlene was very active in volunteer work with both the Habitat For Humanity and Soroptimist organizations for many years.
She leaves behind her husband of 59 years Jerry Nightingale, 2 nieces, Gerri Davis McCorkle of Boise, Idaho and Victoria Nightingale of Las Vegas, Nevada a nephew, Chris Nightingale of Springfield, Vermont and a brother-in-law, Jim Nightingale of Glendora, Calif.
A Memorial service for Marlene will be held on Tues., Sept. 21st. at 2 p.m. at the Wickenburg Funeral Home and Crematory located 187 N. Adams Str. in Wickenburg, Az.
In lieu of flowers, please make your donation to the St. Labre Indian Catholic School, P.O.Box 797
1000 Tongue River Rd., Ashland, Mt. 59003.