Priscilla Maren

January 31, 1931 ~ December 21, 2019 (age 88)


Priscilla Maren passed away on Saturday December 21, 2019 at Yancey House nursing home in Burnsville, North Carolina.

Born in Philadelphia, PA she was a long-time resident of Hopewell NJ for nearly 50 years, moving to the Celo Community in Burnsville, NC in 2007 to be near her son, Sam Maren, and his family.

Priscilla was a retired preschool teacher, children’s folk musician, and paraverbal child psychotherapist. Priscilla was also a talented graphic artist, singer, and poet, specializing in English language haiku in her later years.

Daughter of the late Oliver Brock and Priscilla Jenks Brock Newhall, she is survived by her son Samuel Maren and his wife, Anne; four grandchildren—Janeen Jackson, Asha Oakes, Mesha Maren and Micah David Maren; seven great grandchildren, as well as two sisters, Jenny Saliba and Sally Freestone, and one brother, Dan Newhall.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Celo Friends Meeting, 70 Meeting House Lane, Burnsville, North Carolina

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to The Reconciliation House, 2902, 20 Academy St, Burnsville, NC 28714.

Two of Priscilla’s Haiku:

Passing a mirror,

I sometimes see my mother,

And we share a smile.


I turn with my broom

And try again to sweep up

A patch of sunlight.

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Memorial Service
December 28, 2019

2:00 PM
Celo Friends Meeting
70 Meeting House Lane
Burnsville, NC 28714

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