Marcelle Maria (Baker) Beaston - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Marcelle Maria (Baker) Beaston

Born February 26, 1953

Marcelle M. Beaston, age 62, of Delaware City, DE, wife, mother, sister, aunt, and daughter went home to our Lord and Savior on April 10, 2015.

She was born February 26, 1953 to Sgt. Clarence G. and Audrey E. Baker who have preceded her in going home. She graduated from Gunning Bedford HS in June 1971 and married Steven D. Beaston on June 26th of that year; whereupon the couple began a wonderful and fulfilling life lasting until her passing. While Steve was on active duty in the US Coast Guard they lived for a short period in North Carolina. Then after being assigned to Ocean City, MD, the couple took up residence in south eastern Sussex County where they engaged in the boat rental and marina business for many years. Miqui also worked extensively in retail during those years. Returning to the Delaware City-St. Georges area in 1999, she continued to work in retail; most recently with Goodwill lndustries as an assistant manager which she thoroughly enjoyed and where she made many friends.

A lifelong Republican, she was very active in the party, serving as a state committee member and as chair successively of the 9th and 15th Representative districts and in the Colonial Region. She was named Republican of the Month twice over the years in recognition of her efforts on behalf of the party. She was also active in local Delaware City Government, serving on both the Historic Preservation Commission and town election board. A member of St. Paul’s R.C. Church, she was a lector and choir member. She was a person of strong faith and read her personal Bible frequently.

An avid reader, she also enjoyed books on faith, history, personal development, and novels. Miqui enjoyed traveling, making many trips to the upper peninsula of Michigan, Maine, and Virginia, as well as camping in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She enjoyed redecorating her home, sailing, gardening, music, classic movies, crafting, sewing, crocheting and needle point and was a phenomenal cook.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 44 years, Steve; daughter, Gabrielle (Stephen) Perkins; son, Geoffrey (Jacqulyn) Beaston; 6 grandchildren, Timothy and Jessica Beaston, and Matthew, Eleanor, Caroline and Thomas Perkins, all of whom were and are a great joy to her; sisters, Margaret and Adrienne; brother, Jess (Sue); 2 brothers-in-law, Bill (Bonnie) and Tom; sister-in-law, Claudia Jones (Rick); and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Miqui fought cancer valiantly for over five years but ultimately the cancer prevailed. The family urges all who read this to continue the fight by supporting research and getting regular checkups and making sure your loved ones do as well.

A viewing will be held from 5 pm until 8 pm on Friday evening, April 17, 2015 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 214 Clinton Street, Delaware City. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am on Saturday morning, April 18, 2015 at St. Paul’s R.C. Church, 209 Washington Street, Delaware City. Interment will be held at 10 am on Monday morning, April 20, 2015 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE.


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16 Condolences for Marcelle Maria (Baker) Beaston

  • Steve and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. God bless.

  • Miqui, you were a one of a kind person! You made my older children feel like part of the family, and I thank you for that. you were there when we needed you, if only in spirit. I will miss your support, your ear and your strength. Tell Ni and Po and Mommom we love and miss them. See you when I see you!


  • I will miss you. You are in my prayer.

  • I miss you so much, my dear sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I already miss picking up the phone and calling you to chat for hours. Whoever will I talk politics and religion with now!! I love you. Until I see you again……

  • She will be missed dearly by many. Loved by many. My prays and thoughts are with all of you. I miss her .

  • I have such fond memories of our time as neighbors in Selbyville when Matt and Geoff and Brelle were little ones and for years afterward. Miqui was a good friend and I am sorry we lost touch. She had a positive impact on my life – she cared so deeply about the important things.

    I am very sorry her grandchildren will not have the years to enjoy her.

    Steve, Geoff and Brelle – You are in my prayers.

    A life well lived.

  • Miqui will be missed but never forgotten. She was true to every cause she believed in and dedicated to her family and friends.

  • I knew Miqui from politics. She was kind, caring and committed and we will miss her for a long time. She went out of her way to say hello to me and always had a kind word. Prayers are with you at this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your loved one personally, but I do know the pain of losing a loved one in death. It is my hope that you may find comfort from family and friends, and from “the God of all comfort” who can provide us with peace during such difficult times. – 2 Corinthians 1:3

  • Steve and Family,
    Having gotten to know you all through our mutual cancer battles,
    we know what a fighter Miqui was. Now she is at peace with our
    Lord and Savior where there is no pain or suffering. Know you
    will miss her greatly but reflect on the good times together and
    how much she trusted in our awesome God. Praying for your
    peace and comfort. In Christian Love, Wayne and Sandy

  • May you be consoled that her pain has now
    ended. Though your hearts are broken that
    she has left this world, know that her spirit
    lives on in each of you. May your memories
    bring back the smiles and chase the tears away. Until you meet her again.

  • Keep forever in your hearts..Know that Miqui will always be with you…God needed another angel and Miqui answered the call….She can now watch over all from above…

  • Steve, Gabrielle, Geoffrey, Margaret, Adrienne, Jess and Extended Family Loved Ones,

    I send my heartfelt condolences to all of you for your loss of a true and loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister. My feelings of deepest regret are certainly overshadowed by God’s touch to bring Miqui to her rightful place of her blessed home in heaven. The passing of one of Delaware City’s distinguished citizens is always profound because it serves to remind us that our journey in life should be shared with others as Miqui has done. A major part of her life was serving the public as she did with Delaware City serving on both the Historic Preservation Commission and town election board. It is important to know to the fullest extent the benefits which DE City and the entire community have derived from the work of her public spirit, and because of the warm personal feeling inspired in our hearts by her kindly, unselfish life.

    I ask that our Heavenly Father console each of you and accept with open arms Marcelle M. Beaston into her rightful place in heaven. Mayor Stan, DE City, DE

  • Our deepest sympathies to your family. We hope you take comfort in knowing that Miqui was a gift to all who knew her, a light in many just causes, and surely at peace after her long and difficult journey.

  • Miqui, I will certainly miss you. I certainly enjoyed working with you and Steve in our republican causes.I wish I could seen you last June when I came back to Delaware. My sincere best to your family at this difficult time. May you rest in piece, love your republican friend from Montana.

    Dave August

  • Steve and Family

    So sorry to hear of Miqui’s passing.

    Ray Baxter and Family