Marina Dea Quick, 29, of Gardner, KS left us on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the Hospice House in Olathe, KS. She was born on January 3, 1994, in Kaliningrad, Russia. Marina and two sisters were brought together as a family to Perry and Cynthia Quick, her adoptive parents, on June 29, 2004. Marina was then reunited with her two youngest siblings, on July 4, 2004. No words can describe the joy that filled this moment.
Marina had her first date with the love of her life, James Campbell, on April 23, 2019, and they have been together ever since. They became engaged on April 23, 2021, and the birth of their daughter, Melody Ann, was celebrated on February 24, 2023. Marina and James were united in marriage on April 13, 2023.
Marina was a free spirit, independent, and knew what she wanted in life. She loved music, especially the BTS boys’ band, and enjoyed dancing. Marina was an avid reader, often found reading fantasy, adventure, or romance. Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings were some of her favorite books and movies. As a child she and her siblings would do gymnastic performances in the living room for her parents. Swimming was a favorite activity, and she would always be jumping off the high boards. Her adventurous spirit drew her to the rides at theme parks, with Universal Studios and Aulani Disney Resort in Hawaii on her bucket list.
Her motherly nature was evident in her care for her siblings at a young age. As a young adult, Marina gave the ultimate act of love and sacrifice by lovingly placing her son Aiden with an adoptive family. Aiden has continued to have a place in Marina’s heart. Her love for James and Melody was evident in her mother soul.
She is survived by her husband, James Campbell, daughter Melody Campbell, and son Preston Aiden Short; parents Perry and Cynthia Quick of Olathe, Kansas; siblings Svetlana, Alexey, Vera, and Vincent (Vila) Quick of Olathe, Kansas; grandmother Carolene Quick of Austin, Texas; aunts Paula (Guy McKown) Quick of Austin, Texas, and Barb Hovet of Eveleth, Minnesota; and extended family and friends
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Larry Quick of Austin, Texas, and Marvin and Janice Newberg of Forbes, Minnesota.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at Crossroads Church, 7917 Main St, Kansas City, Missouri. Celebrant will be Pastor Bob (Rocky) Rockford. To sign the guestbook and leave a memorial message, go to: Cremation Society of Kansas
Coworker of Cynthia ,Washington DC ,District Of Columbia
Sending my thought of comfort and condolences to your family
Friend ,OVERLAND PARK ,Kansas
Perry and Cindy, we are so sorry for loss of Marina. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Friend ,Kc ,Missouri
We at Omni send our deepest condolences for your families loss of Marina. May she R.I. P.