September 2, 1922 - March 31, 2019
Born in Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in Gonzales, California
Upon his return to Gonzales in 1945, he fell deeply in love and in October 1947 he married the Love of his Life, Marie Marquez. They had two children of their own (who they both loved beyond measure) and had a marriage that was filled with much happiness, laughter, love and devotion. Years later, Art would cherish his role as grandpa to his two granddaughters - spending almost everyday with them.
For over thirty-one years, Art worked in beverage services selling and delivering his favorite beer brands all over the county. Everywhere he went he made friends, he was funny, kind, and so very friendly. For many years, Art would meet his buddies in the early morning for coffee at the local Starbucks where he was somewhat of a local celebrity.
Above all else, Arthur loved his family and enjoyed spending time with them. He loved cowboy westerns, the Dodgers, and football. He loved to take drives in his car. He loved making his families “chili” recipe. He loved and was loved fiercely in return. He will be greatly missed.
Arthur is survived by, his wife of 71 years, Marie Marquez; daughter, Cynthia Strobridge; two granddaughters - Stephanie Strobridge-Duran (Tomas) and Vanessa Strobridge; and his sisters Anita Silva and Laura Bustamante; as well as many loving nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Arthur was preceded in death by his beloved son, Arthur Marquez Jr, his parents, Antanacio and Anita, brother, Joe Marquez, sisters, Sally Blanco, Tola Saldivar, Connie Pina, and Hortencia Pinon.
The family would like to thank Eden Valley Care Center, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Healthy Living at Home, Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital, VNA Hospice of Monterey, Gonzales Fire Department, and the countless Doctors, nurses, and staff at these locations who helped care for Arthur.
Rosary will be held 7:00p.m. Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Struve and Laporte Chapel, 41 W. San Luis Street, Salinas, CA. 93901.
Funeral Mass will be held 10:00a.m. Thursday, April 11, 2019 at St. Theodore’s Catholic Church, 116 Belden St. Gonzales, CA. 93926. Followed by Military Honors at the Church.
Salinas, California 93901
Gonzales, CA US 93926