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Marjorie Erma Withrow Theroux
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Birth: Mar. 7, 1918
Lansing
Ingham County
Michigan, USA
Death: May 23, 1987
Clearwater
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Marjorie Erma Withrow Theroux was born March 7, 1918 in East Lansing. MI to John and Ella Withrow. Her parents divorced when Majorie was 4 and her mother was granted custody. A few years later, though, John sued for sole custody himself and won -- while at the same time setting in motion Ella's confinement to a mental hospital for the rest of her life. Ella died in 1939, never again allowed to see her daughter, who graduated from Central Michigan University that year with a teaching degree. Marjorie taught kindergarden in Bay City, Jackson and Royal Oak in Michigan plus Cleveland, Ohio between 1939 and when her first child, David, was born in 1949. She remained a homemaker for the next 20 years, although she did substitute teach elementary and junior high classes plus art in New York, Connecticut, California and Illinois between 1960 and 1979. She was a member of the Women's Club of Wilmette, the singing North Shore Harmonizers, the Commonwealth Club of California and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Among her other awards, that latter group named Marjorie their "Girl of the Year" in 1964.

Marjorie was a skilled artist who always strove to spark creative "out of the box" thinking in her own children (which also included Gary and Linda) and her students. Politically active, especially in her later years, Marjorie was a tireless fighter for causes which today form the basis for the Tea Party: limited government, lower taxes, individual liberty and personal responsibility. She stood 5'7" and weighed 118 pounds.

Marjorie married the love of her life, Paul Richard Theroux, in 1947 and was still deeply in love with him 40 years later when cancer claimed her life. . 
 
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 Parents:
  John D. Withrow (1896 - 1978)
  Ella Fern Acre Withrow (1894 - 1939)
 
 Sibling:
  Marjorie Erma Withrow Theroux (1918 - 1987)
  Carl C. Withrow (1921 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park
Clearwater
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
 
Created by: Gary Theroux
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65832461
Marjorie Erma <i>Withrow</i> Theroux
Added by: Gary Theroux
 
Marjorie Erma <i>Withrow</i> Theroux
Added by: Gary Theroux
 
Marjorie Erma <i>Withrow</i> Theroux
Added by: Gary Theroux
 
 
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At the time of my mother's death, my father, both brothers, and I (her daughter, Linda) were there. I don't know Muriel S. Fischback.I love you, Mom.
- Linda Theroux
 Added: Nov. 17, 2012
I love you, Mom.
- Gary Theroux
 Added: Mar. 5, 2011
 
 
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