Marjorie Eva Mae Spencer, 102, of Scotia passed away on Friday, April 14, 2017, at Brookefield Park Living Center in St. Paul.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at the Scotia United Methodist Church. Reverend Toni Nolze will officiate. Burial will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery at Scotia. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday at the Church. Memorials are suggested to The Scotia United Methodist Church or The Family’s Choice. Ord Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Marjorie Eva Mae was born November 12, 1914, at Loup City, Nebraska to Stephen Elba and Clara merium (Bulger) Smalley.When Marjorie was four, her mother, Clara passed away during the
influenza epidemic of 1918. Marjorie lived with her Aunt Myrtlen Evertt in Ord where she started school. Marjorie returned to Loup City and her father married Edna Grace Daddow Lambert. Marjorie
graduated from Loup City High School in 1933.
Following high school, Marjorie taught country school in
the Davis Creek area near Loup City. While teaching she met Harry
Edward Spencer. The couple was united in marriage on May 4, 1935. To
this union three children were born, Marcia, Dean and Linda.
The couple first lived on a farm near Loup City, and
then moved to Marjorie’s parent’s farm and later into Loup City.
After relocating several times due Harry’s work they made a final
move to a farm southwest of Scotia where they spent the rest of the
married life. A year after Harry’s death Marjorie moved into Scotia
and has lived at Brookefield Park for the last three years.
Marjorie was a member of the Scotia United Methodist
Church, Daughter’s of Faith and Eastern Star. She enjoyed reading,
playing cards, her daily coffee group and dancing with Harry in their
She took many enjoyable trips with her son, Dean
traveling to Hawaii, Canada, Alaska, and the Scandinavian countries,
Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain plus many trips throughout
the United States.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Marcia
and Darrel Vance of Scotia and Linda Swanson of Seward; one son, Dean
Spencer of Brookfield, Wisconsin; three grandchildren, David Vance,
Michelle Linke and Jim Swanson; 8 great-grandchildren; and a sister,
Dorothy McBride of Lincoln.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her
step-mother; husband, Harry; a son-in-law, Wayne Swanson; two infant
grandchildren; and a brother, Charles Lambert.