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Oct. 27, 1929 - Feb. 14, 2018

Mar­ilouise Hur­ley, long­time Im­pe­rial Val­ley res­i­dent was born Oc­to­ber 27, 1929 in River­side, CA. She passed away Fe­bru­ary 14, 2018 in El Cen­tro.

Mari con­trib­uted much to the Im­pe­rial Val­ley in her 37 year ca­reer as a teacher at Cen­tral Union High School, then Wil­son Jr. High. Af­ter her re­tire­ment she spent many years work­ing with Im­pe­rial Val­ley Fair with the dis­plays and judg­ing of home-mak­ing en­tries. She was ac­tive in the Re­tired Teach­ers As­so­ci­a­tion.

Mari earned her pri­vate pi­lot li­cense in 1970 and went on to own a twin en­gine Piper Geron­imo and logged over 3000 hours of flight time. She was a char­ter mem­ber of the Im­pe­rial So-Lo Chap­ter of the 99s. She was a char­ter mem­ber of the Baja Bush Pi­lots and the Dawn Pa­trol and has served as a di­rec­tor in the Cal­i­for­nia Pi­lots As­so­ci­a­tion. Mari earned the priv­i­lege of fly­ing in a TA-4 Sky­hawk with the Blue An­gels, in 1980.

She loved fly­ing to nu­mer­ous places. One of her fa­vorites was to fly in to Gon­zaga Bay, Baja, to the house she co-owned with her mother and sis­ter.

You couldn’t go any­where with Mari with­out peo­ple ap­proach­ing her to talk of the old times whether it was a stu­dent, a friend, some­one she worked with, flew with or some­one she knew since her days with Cliff in River­side. Mari de­lighted in see­ing friends, new and old.

Mari is sur­vived by her sis­ter, Avis (Kenny)Martin of River­side and 2 neph­ews and 3 nieces. She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band Cliff Hur­ley.

The Navion Club hon­ored Mari with a Miss­ing Man For­ma­tion flight at the Braw­ley Air­port on Fe­bru­ary 24th. Ryan Douthitt led the flight.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held Satur­day, March 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 312 South 8th Street, El Cen­tro.

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