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Marjorie P. Jurey

December 18, 1926 — March 4, 2023

Margie entered into eternal rest at the age of 96, with family by her side.

Margie was born at the home of her grandparents, in Fishtail, Montana. The daughter of David A. Scott & Laura Yates Scott, Margie was the younger sister of Mabel, and the older sister of David, Myra, and Irvin " Scotty" Scott. At about the age of 10, the family left Montana, the home state of her mother, and moved to the home state of her father, Washington. The family moved to the Scott section, on Tallman Road, in Chattaroy, WA. Margie attended Riverside high school. After graduating, her 1st job was at the Crescent department store as a gift wrapper. Margie moved on to Benewah Dairy, working at the original milk bottle stores. She was also a front desk clerk at a hotel in Deer Park, WA; a Merle Normal cosmetic consultant; and, while working at U.R.M., Margie met John Warner, whom she had previously met at a grange hall dance.

They married in 1946, and had 3 daughters: Susan Sugden, of FL, Kathie (Brian) Ricks, of WA, and Debby Warner, of WA. Early in their marriage they lived in Washington, then moved to Southern California. John and Margie divorced in 1958 at which time Margie and her 3 daughters moved back to Spokane, WA. Margie then went to work in the offices of The Spokesman Review. A few years later, in 1961, she married a Riverside classmate, Lyle Jurey, and they had a daughter: Nancy (Glen) Rajkovich, of WA. Lyle brought 3 children from a previous marriage to the family: Linda Arthurs, Terry T.J. Jurey, and Don (Cheryl) Jurey, all of WA. Margie considered and loved them as her own. Margie was busy at home with children, farm animals, a large vegetable garden and of course her flower gardens. Lyle and Margie divorced in 1976 and  Margie then went to work for the Danmore Co., working as a cook for the assisted living currently known as Cherrywood. Margie then worked at Gonzaga University, and eventually she landed back where she began at the Crescent building. This time she worked for Goodale and Barbieri, housekeeping. Margie retired at 83, fearing she might have to call in sick.
During her life she was able to travel to visit her daughters in Alaska, California and Rhode Island. She toured the New England states, New York (up state) and went on a Caribbean Cruise. Margie was happiest outside, in the sun, and with her flowers. As her eye disease took away her driving ability she decided to move to a retirement community. Moving to Good Samaritan was the best thing she could have done. Margie was a people person and at Good Sam she met great friends and she enjoyed the community spirit. Margie is preceded in death by her stepson Don, and a great grandson Devin. She is survived by her 6 children, 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandsons.

The family would like to thank Holly Cavanaugh for caring for our mom, as well as the whole staff at Good Sam and residents for being there when she needed you. A special thanks to the doctors at Spokane Eye Clinic: Dr. Wirthlin, Dr. Allar, and Dr. Maier, for taking care of her eyes and keeping her independent; Dr. Queen for your compassion and understanding; and heart surgeon, Dr. Appel for giving her more years.

Mom loved living, so in lieu of cut flowers please plant a tree or flower and as it grows remember Margie, or if you wish to donate in her name please, donate to Lilac services for the blind.

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Service Schedule

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Thursday, March 16, 2023

9:00am - 5:00 pm (Pacific time)

Riplinger Funeral Home & Crematory

4305 North Division Street, Spokane, WA 99207

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Friday, March 17, 2023

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Celebration of Life

Friday, March 17, 2023

1:00 - 3:00 pm (Pacific time)

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