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Marjorie Asselstine Truman

April 4, 1920
March 25, 2012

 

Marjorie Truman of Carpinteria, CA passed away march 25, 2012 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara, one week before her 92nd birthday. Margie, know by many as "Nanny", was born on an Easter Sunday April 4, 1920, in Portage La Prairie, Winnipeg, Canada.  Marjorie was a loving woman who will be remembered for her sense of humor, her beauty, her love of people and animals.  Her door was always open to her friends, her children's friends and her grandchildren's friends.
 
Marjorie Asselstime, born to the late Harrold and Edith Asselstine, was raised with two brothers, Clifford and Robert.  The family moved to Santa Ynez in 1927, where she attended Santa Ynez Valley schools and then went on to beauty school in Santa Barbara.  She married her first husband, Oliver Crismon, at Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos in 1942.  The two owned Crismon's Goleta Market before moving to Los Angeles where she taught dance at Arthur Murray Dance Studio.  In 1958 she moved to Carpinteria with her daughters to own and run the Four Horseshoes Restaurant with her family.  She met and married her second husband, Jack Truman in 1965.  He passed away in 1975.  She continued to live on Ogan Road in Carpinteria. for the rest of her life, enjoying her friends and being close to her grandchildren.
 
Marjorie is survived by her brother, Cliff Asselstine, daughters, Judy de la Cruz (Tony) of St. David, AZ and Trudy Crismon of Carpinteria.  Her grandchildren: Dale and David Yokum; Danny, Wendy, Laurel, Cody and Tessa de la Cruz; Julie Fundak; Kim and Tina Sharp; and Jesse Moyer; her 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.  Her brother Bob preceded her in death.
 
A private memorial was held at the Carpinteria Cemetery.  A Celebration of Life was held at Nanny's Field, 5151 Ogan Road on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m.  Donations on her behalf were made to Hospice and Visiting Nurses who provided loving care during her last month: 222 E. Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.  She will live in our hears forever!
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