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Marjorie Egan Wilson

Central, Caribou County, Idaho, USA
Death 23 Jan 2012 (aged 88)
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 103780315 · View Source
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Marjorie Egan Wilson, resident of Millbrae, born on Halloween 1923, in Central, ID, the 6th of 7 children of Alva A. and Zina G. Egan, Marjorie passed in peace Jan. 23, 2012. Loving wife of George E. Wilson for 70 years, devoted mother of Trisha Sparks, Sandy Boyer (Gene) and Wendy Ritter. Beloved grandmother of Heather Laughlin (Max), Tasha Sparks, Joel Boyer (Christie), Brian, Theresa and Gina Boyer, Kyra Galloway, Erich Brochmoeller, Marcus Ritter, great-grandmother to Erich Brochmoeller, Jr., Michael Moran, Jason Laughlin and Brigitte Boyer and also survived by her sisters Eleda Dressen, Norma Morris and Lenno (Rick) Wells. Marjorie was a person of many talents and interests, pursuing each with passion and confidence: model, fashion designer and seamstress, volunteer, friend. She was a "joiner," singing with Sweet Adelines, and was a member of Beta Sigma Phi. After moving to Millbrae in 1962, she joined the Millbrae Newcomers, became a member volunteer for the Millbrae Historical Society, and was a 43 year member of the Millbrae Chamber of Commerce. She received numerous awards and certificates of appreciation for her community service, being recognized by the State Assembly and Senate, as well as by the Chamber of Commerce for her service as 1st recording secretary of the Womens' Division of the Chamber, services as entry chair and volunteer work in association with the Miss Millbrae Pageant, as Millbrae Business Woman of the Year, 1976, and Chamber Service Award as an Ambassador, to list a few. Marjorie was a member of the founding committee of the annual Millbrae Art and Wine Festival, and is responsible for setting the date as Labor Day Weekend. Each year she looked forward to being a block captain at the Festival. Her youthful spirit and energy allowed her to appear as Ambassador at Chamber and civic events, proudly wearing the Ambassador badge. Until 2011, she exercised daily and made her rounds to visit friends at Trader Joe's, Walgreens, Safeway, Millbrae Jewelers, the Chamber office and the Rec. Center. She was a strong (and strong-willed!) red-headed, green-eyed, Scorpio Irishwoman, made of stern stuff and a part of the Greatest Generation. Marjorie was working as an usherette at the Orpheum Theatre in Pocatello, ID., when Pearl Harbor was bombed. She married George in 1942, and bravely followed him across the country working a variety of jobs including at a Naval Ordinance Plant, as a recorder for Robertson Aircraft, as a model and clothing designer at a department store, on the line in a peanut factory, as a nurses' aide and as an office manager. She and George had a love affair that lasted the entire 70 years of their marriage. For 25 of those years, they enjoyed travelling to Hawaii to their home in the Sky Tower on Waikiki. In California, Marjorie discovered the Asian style and from 1962 until now surrounded herself with Chinese and Japanese influence. Her closet is filled with cheongsam dresses she made from gorgeous fabrics. She also loved tradition, and her youthful spirit was expressed in her celebration of significant dates large and small. Marjorie will be missed by everyone she met, because she never met a stranger. Her entire family and the grand-dogs will never forget her enjoyment of life. Don't turn out for any bridges, Mom.
Family and friends may visit from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Friday, January 27, 2012 and are invited to attend the memorial service, Saturday, January 28, 2012, 11:00 AM both at CHAPEL OF THE HIGHLANDS, 194 Millwood Dr. at El Camino Real in Millbrae with a reception following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in Marjorie's memory to the Millbrae Historical Society or the Peninsula Humane Society SPCA. Chapel of the Highlands, Millbrae (650) 588-5116.

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on January 26, 2012.


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