In Memoriam : Marquita Stearns

Marquita Stearns Marquita Stearns - age: 85
(July 24, 1934 to December 12, 2019 )
Resident of Exeter, California

Visitation Information:
Services will be held at Evans Miller Guinn Funeral Chapel in Exeter on Thursday,
December 19, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., with private family burial following, and then a
reception at the home of Jon and Tracey Stearns, 276 N. Gill Rd., Exeter, CA
Donations can be made in honor of Marquita Stearns to the Kiwanis Club of Exeter

Born on July 24, 1934 in Wilburton, Oklahoma, Marquita passed away on December 12,
2019 in Visalia, CA at the age of 85. Marquita and her family moved to Corona, California when she was just four years old. They later moved to Anaheim where she spent most of her childhood with her parents
and her brother Gary Dixon. She graduated from Anaheim High School and attended
Pepperdine University for two years. Marquita met many lifelong friends in high school
and college. In 1956 she met her husband Bob Stearns, and they were married on April
6, 1957. They moved to Exeter, California in the spring of 1961 and remained there until
her time of death. Marquita was very involved with her children, helping as a room
mother and volunteering wherever she was needed. As a mom, she never missed any
activity her children were involved in, going to every baseball game her sons played.
She later did the same with her grandchildren, helping out with them and attending
almost all of their special events.
Marquita was a happy and fun loving person with an infectious smile and a heart of
gold. All she wanted in life was for her family to be happy and healthy. She understood
what was important in life, and that was her family. Marquita did an excellent job of
instilling Christian values in her children, along with teaching them to always treat others
with respect and honesty. She was a farmer’s wife and was very proud of the life they
had together.
Marquita was greeted in heaven by her parents Ray & Thelma Dixon. She is survived
by her husband of 62 years, Bob Stearns of Exeter; her daughter Robyn Stearns of
Exeter, son Robert (Teresa) Stearns of Clovis, and son Jon (Tracey) Stearns of Exeter;
grandchildren, Isaac Ybarra, Carly Smith, Miles Stearns, Hannah Stearns, Trevor
Stearns, Rylie Hilvers, Kelsey Stearns, and Natalie Dorch; and two
great-granddaughters Logan and Emily Smith.