Marjorie graduated from Roosevelt High School, Seattle, WA at the age of 16, and married Harley H. Hall on February 6, 1943 in Oakland, California. Harley was in the US Navy stationed in Alameda, California. After World War II, Harley and Marjorie found themselves on Whidbey Island, where Harley completed her 20 years of service and retired as Chief Petty Officer. The family now included four daughters, Alice, Marcia, Annie and Sally. Harley and Marjorie divorced in 1976 and he died in 2004.
Marjorie has worked in many professions: waitress, telephone operator, dental assistant, office manager and real estate agent. She had a lot of energy and enthusiasm and was fully involved in all aspects of her family and work. She has also contributed to her community by volunteering with local food banks and church outreach groups. She was a founding member of Grandma’s House of Central Oregon, a homeless shelter and support service for young pregnant and parenting mothers.
Marjorie married Robert E. Renick in 1982 and they ended up living in Bend, Oregon where Robert died in 1996. Marjorie continued her activities throughout her life being active in civic, political affairs. and religious. Her interest in family history research has resulted in a treasure trove of information for her family. She also achieved her educational goal by graduating from Oregon State University, Suma cum laude, at the age of 79. Marjorie’s favorite activity in her life was dancing – anytime, anywhere!
Marjorie is survived by her four daughters, Alice and Gary Whistler of Garibaldi, OR, Marcia and Ric Jennings of Sedro-Woolley, WA, Annie Hall of Oak Harbor, WA, and Sally and Charlie Singh of Snohomish, WA; seven grandchildren, Greg Whistler, Brian Whistler, Ken Whistler, Jacob (Brenda) Jennings, Matthew (Brittany Fox) Jennings, Colette (Derrick) Prouty and Jaymie Singh; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Alynne Prins of Snohomish, WA and Lorraine Olafson of Stanwood, WA; sister-in-law, Barbara Monro of Lake Stevens, WA; a very special cousin and friend, Karolyn (Karly) and her husband, John Burdick of Clallam Bay, WA.
Marjorie was predeceased by her parents; brother, Melvin Arthur Monro and husband, Robert.
The family would like to especially thank Hospice of the Northwest for the wonderful care they provided to Marjorie!
Arrangements are the responsibility of Lemley Chapel. Share your memories of Marjorie and sign the guest register online at www.lemleychapel.com.
Published by Skagit Valley Herald September 21-22, 2021.