Marilyn J Larkins

Marilyn Hoskins Larkins

With profound sadness we wish to announce the passing of Marilyn Hoskins Larkins age 74 on December 29th, 2020. She was a loving wife to Daniel Larkins of Deland Florida, devoted mother to Leann Richards of Mebane, NC, Carole Favre of San Jose, CA and Melissa Quintana of Des Moines, Iowa. She was a wonderful sister to Sharleen Hathaway of Raleigh, NC and Velma Corsi of Durham, NC as well as supportive grandmother to Bryce and Brendon Richards of Mebane, NC, Ivory Quintana of Rogers, Arkansas, Isaac, Isabel and Ilea Quintana of Des Moines, Iowa and great grandmother to Gray and Sky of Rogers, Arkansas. She is also survived by two sons-in-law Al Richards of Mebane, NC, Peter Favre of San Jose, CA and predeceased by son-in-law Nathan Quintana of San Jose.

Marilyn was born in Elizabethtown, NY on November 1, 1946 to Harold and Ellen Crowningshield Hoskins of Willsboro, NY. She was a graduate of Willsboro Central School class of 1964 and received her Associates of Applied Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 1966 from Hudson Valley Community College. She worked in her field until she relocated to California in 1978 where she raised her family.

Marilyn also enjoyed a career in the Retail/Customer Service industry where she worked for several decades in the pet industry and then for 15 years she joined her daughter Carole and son-in-law Peter at their family owned Mojo Burger in San Jose, Ca. Marilyn was well known behind the register as “Grandma Mojo” and was greatly missed when she retired in 2019.

She had many passions including her love for dogs. She pursued her passion by breeding, raising and showing Great Danes under her kennel name Danmar Danes. Her line of Great Danes included a national champion. Marilyn had her father’s love of all sports but her passion was baseball and she passed her passion for the game on to her children.  She was also very creative and enjoyed making unique gifts for her family and friends. She was always working on handmade ornaments, her very favorite rice filled snowmen, diamond art pictures and for the last 9 months cloth masks to keep us all safe.

Marilyn touched many lives and she is deeply missed and forever loved.