Marcella Rae Gajus

Marcella Rae Gajus, age 73, of Dolan Springs passed away Oct. 30, 2008, at The Gardens Rehabilitation and Care Center in Kingman.

She was born on Jan. 5, 1935, in Des Moines, Iowa, and moved to Mohave County 28 years ago from Henderson, Nev.

She worked as a waitress.

Marcella is survived by her children, Lorrie Backulich of Clallam Bay, Wash., Kathie Gall of Pittsburgh, Don Gajus of Dolan Springs, and Robin Talhelm of Dolan Springs.

She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael Brom of Aliso Viejo, Calif., Brandy Pilbrook of Westminster, Calif., Terry Talhelm of Parker, Julie Talhelm of Dolan Springs, Jeremy Fowler, Erin Christensen of Bradenton, Fla., and Brian Solks of Ellisville, Miss.; and her great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Ashley, (Kathryn) Nicole, Angelia, Zachry, Kilik, Dokota, and Destiny.

She also is survived by her sisters and brothers, Lois Zuspann of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Leo Worrell of Pomeroy, Iowa, Stanley Worrell of Raleigh, N.C., Alan Worrell of Gallatin, Md., Carol Terry of Reedsport, Ore., and Ruth Jarrett of Belton, S.C.

Memorial donations can be sent in her name to the Arthritis Foundation.