|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1915|
|Death: ||Nov. 3, 1999|
Marjorie C. Fortner, 84, a longtime Wenatchee resident, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999 at Central Washington Hospital following a long illness.
She was born on Aug. 7, 1915 at Plymouth, IN to William V. and Martha (McQuiston) Holland. In 1919, the family came to the Wenatchee valley, settling in Sunnyslope. She received her education in this area before moving with her family to Arlington where she graduated from high school in 1934.
On Aug. 20, 1936, she married Elmer L. Fortner in Everett. They made their first home in Wenatchee, moving to Leavenworth in 1938. In 1942, they moved to Grandview, returning to Leavenworth in 1944 where they owned and operated Elmer's Cash Grocery and Shelton's Cafe. They continued to reside in Leavenworth until 1959 when they returned to Wenatchee. Mrs. Fortner later went to work as a Deputy Treasurer for Chelan County.
She was a member of the Leavenworth Methodist Church and later transferred her membership to the First United Methodist Church in Wenatchee.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Elmer of Wenatchee; two sons, Dr. Robert Fortner and his wife, Nancy of Bainbridge Island and Gary Fortner and his wife, Bonnie of Wenatchee; one daughter, Kathy Fortner-Lewis and her husband, Mark of Wenatchee; four grandchildren, Nicole Hallberg and her husband, Jeff, Robert Fortner, Jr., Stephanie Baer and her husband, Kenn and Holly Fortner; two great-granddaughters, MacKenzie Baer and Charlie Baer.
She was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters.
A memorial service will be held at Telford's Chapel of the Valley Saturday morning at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kel Groseclose officiating. The service will conclude in the chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our House, Cancer Care of N.C.W.
Arrangements are by Telford's Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
William Vance Holland (1876 - 1945)
Mattie McQuiston Holland (1874 - 1949)
Elmer L Fortner (1914 - 2005)*
Clifford Vance Holland (1902 - 1953)*
Foster Wayne Holland (1906 - 1973)*
Eldon Ford Holland (1908 - 1941)*
Bert Archi Holland (1913 - 1950)*
Marjorie C Holland Fortner (1915 - 1999)
Mountain View Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 17, 2008
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