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Marcia Ellen Cassels, age 86, passed away on November 16, 2022 in St. George Utah.
She was born November 24, 1935 in Minneapolis, Minn. To Marcia Grace (Austin) Fisk and Earl Joseph Fisk. She was the oldest sibling of 5 and the only girl.
In later years, it was found that her father, who ran away after coming home from WWII had settled in CA and had another family and thereafter discovered another set of half-siblings.
She married Charles G. Broderick in San Francisco, CA in 1955 and later married Dennis Cassels, both ending in divorce.
Marcia was raised in Minneapolis Minnesota. She and a couple of her adventurous girlfriends decided to get away from the Minnesota winters and make their way to San Francisco, CA in 1954. Within a year, the other two friends moved back home, but Marcia – known to most as Marti – stayed behind. Not only did she not like the cold and snow-filled winters of Minnesota but she also didn’t like the hot and humid summers. San Francisco was the perfect place for her and even after leaving, she loved San Francisco for the rest of her life.
She went to work for the Federal Reserve Bank and remained there over 20 years until her first retirement. She was a sharp lady and valued employee and rose through the ranks of the Federal Reserve until she became head of the check-processing department, learning the new technology at the time of punch cards and main frame technology to help automate the clearing of checks.
After a big promotion which took her to Los Angeles, within a couple of years, she decided that wasn’t where she wanted to live and took an early retirement. She then worked doing accounting and bookkeeping in the automotive field until her next retirement and finally while living in Milpitas, CA, was recruited to manage the vault at Bank of the West in Santa Clara, CA.
Milpitas was the destination for many a “kid’s week” where she would host all 5 of her grandchildren. This was one of her greatest pleasures every year and even found that when all of these little ones were with her at the same time, playing, yelling, and running around her blood pressure would go down. More than anything else, she enjoyed the role and moniker of “Grandma Marti”. She later moved to Utah to be close to her son Tim and that is where she lived from the year 2000 until present.
She is survived by her brother Roger, her son Tim Broderick and wife Leslie, son Jeff Broderick, her grandchildren Michelle Maniatis, Steven Broderick, Zackary Broderick, Alex Broderick, Dane Zdunich, Kendle Zdunich, and Wyatt Zdunich, and great-grandchildren, Zane Maniatis and Scarlett Broderick and many nieces and nephews.
There was a Celebration of Life on Thanksgiving day, which would have been her 87th birthday, attended by her sons, her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
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