Marion Tully

Resident of Livermore

Heaven gained a true Angel, Marion (Perry) Tully, who passed peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the amazing age of 100. Marion was born October 5, 1918 in San Leandro, Ca to Raymond and Marion Medinas.

Marion spent most of her younger years growing up in San Leandro, before moving to Niles, and later moving to Sebastopol, Clear Lake and Livermore.

Marion married John Perry and raised their two sons while living in Niles. Later in life Marion marred Bernard Tully, setting her roots in Livermore.

Marion shared her many talents over the years, she worked to harvest many different types of produce in her youth before she worked in the canneries around the San Leandro area. Later in life she was a nurse at a local hospital, then becoming a Manager / Caregiver at a convalescent home, as well as an Apartment manager. She enjoyed everything family related, camping, fishing, traveling, taking long trips to Hawaii and even riding double on the back of Grandpa Ben’s Quad. She enjoyed speaking Portuguese any time she could. Knitting was one of her greatest talents. Her family is so blessed to have many blankets, scarfs and slippers that she had knitted. Another one of her favorite passions was cooking for her family. She could make a gourmet meal out of a can of soup and a bunch of fresh vegetables that she grew in her garden. Most of all she loved everyone!

Her grandchildren have so many memories of spending time together whether it was playing cards or learning how to crochet. One of the favorite memories is of grandma driving the grandchildren in her 1968 Mercury Cougar and burning off the tires whenever she got a chance.

The family and especially the great grandchildren enjoyed her many stories of her life, family history and the legacy that they will cherish.

Marion is preceded in death by her two loving husbands John Perry of 24 years of marriage (1964) and Bernard Tully of 35 years of marriage (2006), her son Jack Perry (2018), her two brothers and her four sisters.

Marion (AVO) is survived by her son Don (Carolyn) Perry, and Grandchildren Donnie (Leane) Perry, John (Becky) Perry, Michael (Terri) Perry, Susan Russet, Mathew (Heather) Perry, and Katie Perry, as well as her 14 Great-grandchildren and had many nieces and nephews.

Marion had a phrase that she instilled in all her family, “This Too Shall Pass,” meaning it’s going to be okay, you’ll get through it. No matter what it was, she was always right!

Marion was a member of St. Michaels Church in Livermore.

Avo you will be forever in our prayers and hearts.

Services will be held at 10:00am on July 29, 2019, at Callahan Mortuary, 3833 East Ave., Livermore, CA 94550.

Callaghan Mortuary is honored to be serving the Tully family. An online guestbook is available for condolences at