Longtime resident of Elk City, Mr. Vicente T. Marin passed from this life Thursday, December 17, 2020, in Woodward, OK, at the age of 76 years, 8 months, and 26 days. Vicente was born March 21, 1944, in Odem, TX, to his family Jesus and Eugenia (Trigo) Marin.
Vicente and his family have lived in the Elk City area since 1984. In his younger years he grew up in Edroy, TX. In 1961 Vicente took Miss Amelia Medrano as his bride in Clinton, OK. From this union 5 daughters were born.
Vicente loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, landscaping and was told he had a green thumb. He could grow any plant in any weather. Vicente also enjoyed playing Mexican bingo with his family and friends. Many hours were spent with his family cheering on his Dallas Cowboys and O.U. Sooners. He was a true Oklahoma sports fan.
Vicente’s dearest treasure and love was for his family. Nothing pleased him more than spending cherished time with his family and grandchildren. They were truly the love of his life.
Although Vicente is no longer with us, his memory and legacy will be kept alive through the family and friends he leaves behind which include his wife of the home: Amelia Marin of 59 years; 5 daughters: Raquel Holley and the former Stanley Holley of Elk City, OK, Dora Marin of Elk City, OK, Nelda Marin of El Reno, OK, Delia Marin of Elk City, OK, Norma Marin Harris and husband John, of Elk City, OK; 1 brother: Jose` Emilio Martinez of Edroy, TX; 2 sisters: Faye Martinez of Edroy, TX, Guadalupe Marroquin of Corpus Christi, TX; 4 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, a special dear friend: Shelly Whitson as well as a host of other longtime wonderful friends and neighbors.
Vicente is preceded in death by his parents.
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