On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Marjorie Louise Arbogast (nee Rayfield) left her home in Fort Worth, Texas, and peacefully passed into her new home in heaven.
Marjorie was born on September 28, 1929, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Golden R. and Lola Mae (Williams) Rayfield and grew up in Ellington, Missouri. She graduated from Ellington High School in 1947 in a class of 27 students, 24 of whom had been classmates together since first grade. Those same classmates continued to meet at reunions for the next 70+ years.
On May 1, 1949, she married Homer Franklin Arbogast of Foster, Missouri, and together they raised a daughter, Mary Lee, and a son, Steven Lawrence. Working together, Marge and her husband owned and operated several successful businesses, first in Missouri and then in Colorado. In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, bowling and playing cards with friends.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Homer, her son, Steven, her 2 sisters (Melba and Rosalie), one nephew (Jim) and one niece (Susan). She is survived by her daughter , Mary (Jim Walsh), 3 grandsons (Patrick Timmins, JP Walsh and John Walsh), 2 great-grandsons, 2 nieces (Paula and Mala Jo), 3 nephews (Paul, Phil and David), several cousins, great-nieces, great-nephews and a number of lifelong friends.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021, at 11:30 a.m. at Drinkwine Family Mortuary in Littleton, Colorado, followed by interment alongside her husband at 1:00 p.m. at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to one of Marjorie’s favorite charities, St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
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