Long-time Atascadero resident Marian Hoffman passed away on April 22, 2020 following a short illness. She died at home, surrounded by her family. She was 97.
For many years Marian, along with her husband, Arnie, ran Hoffman Egg Ranch in Atascadero. In the 1960’s, Marian and Arnie were well known to residents throughout San Luis Obispo County for the live-steam 1/8 scale model railroad they operated on their egg farm in Atascadero, offering rides on week-ends to one and all.
Marian was a charter member of Temple Beth David in San Luis Obispo. She also was a 4-H instructor, teaching sewing and other skills to 4-H girls. She loved travel, camping, reading, and quilting. She was an inspired watercolor artist. Later in life she enjoyed water-aquatics classes , and enjoyed her circle of friends there.
Arnie and Marian were honored as King and Queen of the Atascadero Colony Days Celebration in 2007.
Marian Hoffman was born in Chicago on July 26, 1922. She married Arnold Hoffman, also of Chicago, in 1942, in Bremerton, Washington while Arnie was serving in the Army during WWII. In 1950 they moved to Atascadero to start their egg farm. She has resided in the same house ever since.
Marian was preceded in death by her husband Arnold and her brother, Aaron Corob. She is survived by son Daniel Hoffman of Atascadero; daughters Judy Hibbard of Portland, Oregon and Rachel Hoffman of Atascadero; three grandchildren, Johanna Hibbard, Geoffrey Hoffman, and Kelley Hoffman; four great-grandchildren; her brother Ray Corob of Palm Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Marian was dearly loved by her family and many friends, she was the matriarch of her family, and will be sorely missed. A virtual memorial and celebration of life will be held by the family.