Bubbles Jones Marlowe, 93, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at her home at Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Center, surrounded by the mountains she adored.
Born in Philadelphia, PA, Mrs. Marlowe had lived in Asheville for most of her life. At a young age following the death of her parents, she assumed the responsibility of raising her two younger brothers.
She was a former volunteer coordinator with Thoms Rehabilitation Center and was active with the local Guardian ad Litem program. She was a member of Malvern Hills Presbyterian Church but had attended Episcopal services at Deerfield Chapel since moving there in 2003.
She was married for 50 years to the love of her life, Jack R. Marlowe. They were world travelers and founding members of the Asheville Ski Club. Jack died in 1999. She was also preceded in death by a son, Timothy Marlowe.
Her family includes daughters, Bethany Marlowe and her husband, Kevin Cox, and Cathy Reichel and her husband, Dale Reichel; grandchildren, Andrew Marlowe Cox, Hannah Tomlinson and husband, Joshua, Sarah Durm and husband, Donald, Jonathan Reichel and Bethany Anne Marlowe; a great-grandson, Jack Marlowe; and two brothers, Charles Robin Britt and his wife, Susie, and David Britt, who was married to the late Mary Britt.
Bubbles was a "star" to her grandchildren, who knew her as "the Queen of Hearts." She made every event an occasion and will be remembered for her zest for life. One of her favorite sayings was "God is good."
A memorial service is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2017, at the Deerfield Chapel, 1617 Hendersonville Road, with the Rev. Richard "Lin" Walton officiating. A reception for family and friends will follow in the Blue Ridge Room at Deerfield.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Guardian ad Litem program, 31 College Place, Building D, Suite 204, Asheville, NC 28801.
Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.