Marjorie C. Wright passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Windsor Manor in Shenandoah.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, March 9, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Shenandoah. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.
There will not be any viewing or visitation.
Marjorie Claire was born on December 31, 1926 in Haigler, Nebraska the daughter of Andrew and Claire Groothuis. The family later moved to Shenandoah. Marjorie graduated from Shenandoah High School with the Class of 1945.
On May 18, 1946 Marjorie was united in marriage to Andrew Wright in Troy, Kansas. During her working years she was employed as a secretary/bookkeeper for Tidy House from 1946-1962 and was a district clerk for Page County Soil Conservation from 1969-1989 when she retired.
She was an active member of the United Methodist Church, Debra Circle, the Greater Shenandoah Historical Society Museum where she volunteered, Shenandoah Music Association, American Legion Auxiliary Unit #88, Shenandoah Garden Club, Toastmistress Club where she held several offices and also served as President and Secretary for the Ladies Golf Association. Some of her hobbies include golfing, reading, playing bridge, playing the piano, and in her younger days she also played the violin.
Most recently Marjorie was known as the "Weather Lady of Windsor Manor." She along with Kenny Mathis and Russ Hilker shared the weather report daily, which brought much joy to their on-line followers. The trio gained famed when their story was featured on the evening news.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Andrew T. Wright; brother Albert Groothuis; nephew Jim Castle; and son-in-law Kenny Anton. Those left to cherish her memory include children Gary Wright (Nancy) of Payson, AZ and Janet Anton of Arvada, CO; 4 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister Maxine Lewis of Payson, AZ; sister-in-law Josephine Wright; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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Gary & Nancy, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Our prayers and condolences from me and Ronn & Rita King. God bless! Vickie Moore/Payson
What a beautiful lady! I loved working with her at SCS many years ago! I'm glad her and Andy are together once again!
I am thinking of you and your family. Your Mother truly leaves a legacy of love and laughter for all to remember.
We love you Marge. Loved you bringing your tea bags and came to welcome me to Shenandoah!! Sally and Buck Mueller
I have many memories of both Andy and Marge growing up in Shenandoah. I knew her best for her love of playing golf on Thursday mornings with the ladies and playing in the Friday night couples group. I looked forward to her posts on FB . I couldn't believe that she followed FB in her 90's. I extend my sympathies to Gary and his sister. The family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Lots of memories from early days growing up in the Sunset Blvd. neighborhood.
Marge was a wonderful person and she and Andy were a great couple.
Sincere condolences from the Cochrane family.
Linda Cochrane White
Marge was a wonderful, positive person, who was a pleasure to know. My sympathy to her family.
My prayers and sympathy to Marjorie's family. She was a nice lady and always greeted you with that friendly smile.
I loved Marge! What fun we had growing up living next door to Marge and Andy, Gary and Janet! Lots of fun, memorable times! “Rest High on the Mountain”, Marge, as you are now with Andy! My thoughts and prayers are with Gary and Janet and their families!
Marge was a special lady. I worked with her at USDA - SCS. Many memories of her and Andy. RIP Marge!
Her smile and laugh will forever be with us forever. She was such a strong remarkable lady. We were so fortunate to have her as a neighbor and friend.
rest in peace ......
Will miss her Sunday morning greetings on Facebook. She was one of a kind. Sweet sweet lady. Glad she is back with Andy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
My deepest sympathy to Marge’s family and friends.
I'm so sorry to hear this. She was such a nice lady! She was always nice to me when I visited Mom at the Manor. My thoughts and prayers to you all.
So sorry to hear about Marge. She was such a nice ,friendly and loving woman! I loved playing bridge with her for many years! She was one of the best players I've ever played with. I first met her when Andy was still alive and had his barber shop and Marge was still working. I would wait on her a lot at City National bank over the years. She will be missed by many.
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