Age 89, passed away on July 4, 2018 at home on the Morongo Indian Reservation. He was born on July 17, 1928 and had been a lifelong resident of Banning, CA graduating from Banning High School. He was a landscaper, drove truck and heavy equipment, and could repair or fix anything. He served in the U.S. Army, Corporal, Military Police and received the Purple Heart. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Indian Mission. He was a number 1 Dad-Grandpa-“Ta-ta”. He was a kind man who helped others. He had many friends and loved his dog Penny.
Marcelino is survived by his wife Roselee Palacios of Morongo Indian Reservation; daughters Shawna Mongiovi of Morongo Ind. Res., Yvonne Diaz of Morongo Ind. Res., CA and Sally Steckstor of Las Vegas, NV; sons Anthony Martin of Morongo Ind. Res., Rudy Palacios of Banning, CA; and Michael Palacios of Banning CA; sisters Angie Carrillo of Fresno, CA and Andrea Gonzales of Banning, CA; brother John Palacios of Banning; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and multiple nieces, nephews, god- children and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Sylvestre Palacios; mother Ysabel Palacios; sons Ernest Palacios and Anthony Trujillo and granddaughter Tammy Steckstor, all of Banning.