|Birth: ||Jul. 8, 1925|
|Death: ||Feb. 23, 2007|
Obituary, The Columbia Daily Tribune, February 26, 2007:
Marjorie Maxine Carey of Columbia died of natural causes on Friday, Feb. 23, 2007. She was 81.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, at First Christian Church in Columbia. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Columbia.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, at First Christian Church.
The third of six children, Marge was born on July 8, 1925, to Virgil Rudolph and Odessa Bell Lyon of Higbee. She graduated from Higbee High School in 1942 - the same year she married Thomas Judson Carey. This year would have marked their 65th wedding anniversary.
While Tom was serving in the U.S. Army, the first of the couple's six children, Michael, was born in Petersburg, Va.
The young family returned to Missouri, settling in Columbia, where Ron, Julie, Dennis, Jim and Pam were born.
Their strong Christian faith took Marge and Tom to First Christian Church in Columbia, where they were devoted members. Marge served for several years as a deacon and later as elder and was a member of the Christian Women's Fellowship Coffman-Watson circle.
A tireless woman, Marge held several jobs throughout her life.
After raising her children and working as a child-care provider, Marge went to work for Columbia Public Schools as a librarian in 1968.
Always affable around children, Marge worked in the West Boulevard Elementary School library for 27 years. With a memorable personality and contagious smile, it was not rare for an adult to approach Marge and say, "Mrs. Carey! I remember you from West Boulevard." She also worked at So-Fro Fabric store - a job she would later describe as one of her favorites - and later at Dillard's for nine years.
Most important to Marge, however, were her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Rarely did any conversation end without mention of her 15 grandchildren - Michael, Gregory, Robyn, Jennifer, Christen, Russell, Jessica, Bryan, Matthew, Kimberly, Sean, Patrick, Elizabeth, McKinzie and Abigail; or 11 great-grandchildren - Laura, Cindy, Ryan, Caitlin, Hanna, Jacob, Rocket, Collin, Taylor, Sidney and Bryna.
Later in life, she would cherish the companionship of her dogs, first Lucky, then Lucy.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Thomas Carey of Columbia; two sisters, Sylvia Dowdy of Arlington, Texas, and Bonnie Chism of Higbee; her six children, Michael Carey of Santa Rosa, Texas, Ronald Carey of Sabillasville, Md., Julie Hickey of Columbia, Dennis Carey of Mexico, Mo., Jim Carey of Columbia, and Pam Duesenberg of Chesterfield; two daughters-in-law, Chris Carey of Santa Rosa, Texas, and Dian Carey of Mexico, Mo.; and two sons-in-law, John Hickey of Columbia and David Duesenberg of Chesterfield. Marjorie is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and a legion of friends.
Marjorie is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Forrest and Dallas Lyon; her sister, Doris Grapes; and a grandchild, Gregory Carey.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church in memory of Marjorie Carey.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Funeral Service.
Virgil R Lyon (1897 - 1975)
Odessa B Lusby Lyon (1897 - 1973)
Thomas Judson Carey (1923 - 2008)
James Alan Carey (1959 - 2013)*
Forest R Lyon (1920 - 1937)*
Doris V Grapes (1922 - 2005)*
Marjorie Maxine Lyon Carey (1925 - 2007)
Sylvia Juanita Lyons Dowdy (1932 - 2009)*
Edith Bonnette Lyon Chism (1939 - 2014)*
Memorial Park Cemetery
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Record added: Oct 26, 2011
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