Marian Hastings

May 7, 2019
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No service planned; her body was donated to University of Iowa.




Westminster Presbyterian Women or UnityPoint Hospice


Marian Hastings, 94, of Friendship Village, died at Friendship Village Pavilion, Tuesday, May 7, 2019.  Marian was born July 27, 1924, Glover, Vermont, the daughter of Howard and Harriet Leonard Bickford.  She graduated as valedictorian of Barton Academy and attended the University of Vermont.


Marian married Philip R. Hastings June 29, 1945 in Glover, he died February 20, 1987.  She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon, taught Sunday School, sang in the choir, was an usher, delivered church bulletins and helped in the kitchen.  She was a proud member of Westminster Presbyterian Women.


Survivors include: daughter Pamela Hastings of Port Angeles, WA; four sons: Steven (Linda) Hastings of Indian Land SC, Hugh H. (Connie Corrick) Hastings of Seattle, Douglas A. (Amal Muammar) Hastings of Seattle, and David O. ( Brian Palmer) Hastings of Seattle; four grandchildren: Shannon (Chris) Lind, Megan (Maurizio) Gulotta, Thayer Hastings and Serene Hastings; four great grandchildren: Avery and Keira Lind and Giuliana and Giacomo Gulotta, and brother Willard (Arlene) Bickford of Essex Junction, VT.


Preceded in death by: her parents, husband, two brothers Owen and Edwin Bickford and sister in law Audrey Bickford.


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  1. Lois Sinram | May 13, 2019

    I had the privilege of serving on a church committee with Marian a number of years ago. She was such a dear, kind soul. This Christmas Marian wanted to work at the Christmas dinner at church. Since I was working also, the church office asked me to get her to church and back. She was the greeter at the front door and was gracious to everyone who came. She gave me two candy bars, one for me and one for my husband, as a thank you for driving her. She will be missed. 


  2. Jaime Kahler-Robbins | May 13, 2019
    I met Marian as a student at Allen College. I was the recipient of the Philip Hastings Memorial Scholarship when I was in nursing school. Marian was such a sweet lady. We kept in touch during nursing school and she even sent me a nice letter on my wedding day. I will never forget her kindness and generosity. 
  3. Barb Dodd | May 09, 2019

    I will miss Marian sitting in her pew with our family right behind her. I prepared a get well card yesterday and it

    sits on my counter, ready to be mailed. I was a recipient of her chocolate bars too, when  the bus didn’t pick    

    her up from church and I would take her to FV. She was always so proud to introduce a family member to me

    when one attended church with her. Marian was a dear, dear lady. 

  4. Ron, Vivian Weimer | May 09, 2019

    Family of Marian.  We want to share what a dear lady she was to us.  At all our Wednesday and Sunday Services at the Lodge, she was present and always gave us a Chocolate bar with almonds.  She always had words of encouragement and thankfulness for us coming to share God's Word with her.  She would help another resident find the songs in our songbook and be a servant.  We will truly miss our dear Marian.  Just wanted you to know.

    Chaplain Ron and Vivian Weimer

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