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Marjorie V. Linderer

August 15, 1924 — August 31, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Marjorie V. (Hart) Linderer died the same way she lived: with grace, independence and on her own terms. Marge, as she was known to her friends, had a stroke two days before her 92 birthday. In her fiercely stubborn way, she had already decided she was ready and would prefer hospice over nursing care. Her last days were spent at Hospice House of Spokane. Her family will forever be grateful for the love and kindness she was shown there. In the end, she was at peace, surrounded by family. She graciously saved her last heartbeat for her only child, Janice. Marjorie was born on August 15, 1924 in Westfall, Oregon. She was the only child of Pauline (Whisman) Hart and George W. Hart, Jr. The family lived on a ranch in this close knit rural area and raised cattle. Her love of the land, and steak, was born on that ranch. In elementary school, her parents sent her to the nearest “big city” of Harper, Oregon so that she could receive a better education. Because of the distance from her home, she boarded with a family during the week and would come back home on the weekends to help on the ranch. She continued that way until she graduated from Union High, class of 1942, and went off to business school in Boise, ID. She left Boise Business University before completing her degree in order to begin working. One of her first jobs was in Boise as a secretary for the John Deere Company. This is where she met a charming salesman and her future husband, R. Francis Linderer. She and Frannie, as he was known, were married April 10, 1948. They had enjoyed three days shy of 40 years together when Francis passed in April 1988. John Deere would forever after be part of Marjorie’s life. Shortly after marrying, the couple moved to Spokane, Washington. They bought a small home just north of downtown where she would continue to live until she was 90. Being the independent woman that she was, Marge got a job outside of the home with Washington Trust Bank. She would work there as a bank teller until she retired at the age of 65. In January 1954, Marjorie gave birth to her only child Janice K. Linderer. She was a loving and active mother, supporting Janice in various activities including as a Girl Scout Troop Leader for many years. Marge lived a simple life in retirement. She was a member of Shadle Park Presbyterian Church and attended regularly. She volunteered for 15 years in the Providence Holy Family Hospital gift shop. She lovingly tended a vegetable garden and her raspberry bushes each year. And she always cheered on the Seattle Mariners, even when they were nearly impossible to root for. Marge was a self proclaimed introvert, but she still managed to touch the lives of many people. She will be dearly missed. Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Janice Linderer-Hurley, her son-in-law Bruce Hurley, her two step-daughters Shirlene (Linderer) Erickson and Judy (Linderer) Smith, and her two granddaughters Erin Hurley and Kyle (Hurley) Matson. She is predeceased by her husband R. Francis Linderer and her step-son Richard Linderer. Services will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. at RIPLINGER FUNERAL HOME, 4305 N. DIVISION, SPOKANE, WA.
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