|Death: ||Jun. 9, 2010|
SOUTH YARMOUTH — Marion (Piper) Lueders, 85, passed away at Cape Cod Hospital on Wednesday, June 9, 2010.
Born in Newton, Mass., in 1924, she attended high school in Dover, Mass., and went on to earn bachelor's degrees at Green Mountain Jr. College in Vermont and Cornell College in Iowa, where she majored in theatre arts.
She is survived by her husband, Robert, of South Yarmouth, and son Stephen, of Eugene, Oregon, with two granddaughters, Sarah and Christen.
During their marriage of 63 years, Marion and her husband, a government employee, lived in Japan, Germany, Hawaii, California and Washington before retiring on Cape Cod. In all these locations Marion was active in community theater groups, appearing in 32 plays, mostly in lead roles. In Hawaii she joined the Screen Actors Guild and appeared in seven episodes of the television show "Hawaii Five-O", as well as Donny and Marie Osmond's movie "Goin' Coconuts", and numerous radio and television commercials.
Marion was a generous volunteer, serving as a nurse's aide in hospitals and in homes of the elderly, working with handicapped children, and as a mentor to foreign students.
She was an avid reader, from the time she was taught to read at age four by an aunt who was a school teacher. A fast reader, she devoured books, both nonfiction for knowledge, and fiction for life's experiences and passions.
Marion will be remembered by all who knew her for her wide-ranging interests, her compassion, her talent, and her delightful personality.
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Created by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Record added: Jun 14, 2010
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