Official Obituary of

Victoria Marrin

May 25, 1953 ~ February 27, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Victoria Marrin Obituary

Columbia, South Carolina - Victoria Marrin (née Balls), a beloved wife, mother, friend, and community member, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2023, at the age of 69. Victoria, who preferred to go by Vicki, was born in Rye, NY, spent much of her life in Somers, NY, and later retired to Columbia, SC. 
Vicki valiantly fought leiomyosarcoma and joked that her odds were better for winning the lottery than having this rare form of cancer ("and I couldn't have won the lottery?") 
During her career, she was a valued administrator working at General Foods and local schools (to name a few.) 
After retiring to Columbia, SC, Vicki found new passions to fill her time. Always curious and learning, she took classes at the University of South Carolina, earned a degree as a Master Gardener, and volunteered at local farmer's markets answering gardener's questions. She created archival records of plants at the Clemson Herbarium (where she volunteered), which she believed would last for generations. 
Vicki was known for her kind heart, sharp wit, and love of puns. Throughout her life, she enjoyed roles as an archery instructor, Scout Master, motorcyclist, majorette, cereal box artwork coordinator and product tester for General Foods, camper, avid party planner, and the engineer behind many happy Christmases. She liked to drink coffee and tea with friends and to stop and smell the roses. 
Vicki was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who cherished time spent with her loved ones. She will be deeply missed by her spouse Owen, children Christopher (Lisa) Marrin, Laura (Matthew) LeMar, Owen (Karmen) Marrin, Jeanne (Jay) Simpson, and Susan (Keith) Gil, and nine grandchildren, sister Beth (Shane) Murphy as well as many other beloved family members who will remember her for her love and friendship. She also leaves behind a lifelong best friend, Suzelle, and a loyal cat named Virgil. Vicki was predeceased by her mother, father, and brother Edward. 
Though Vicki is no longer with us, her memory will live on in the hearts of all those who knew and loved her. Her children will always treasure the time spent together and will carry on their mother's legacy with pride. 
Memorial services will be at held on Saturday March 11 at Kornegay & Moseley Funeral Home in Columbia, SC. Visitation from 1-3 pm and Funeral at 3 pm. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation.

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March 11, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Kornegay & Moseley
4645 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229

Funeral Mass
March 11, 2023

3:00 PM
Kornegay & Moseley
4645 Hard Scrabble Road
Columbia, SC 29229


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