97 of Scottsdale, AZ peacefully passed away in her home on September 16, 2013. Marjorie was born on January 8th, 1916 in Nabb, Indiana to Cecil and Hallie Staples. She is survived by 2 daughters: Carol Jean Clark of Pacific Palisades, CA and Judy Lee Bowman of Fayetteville, TN and 7 grandchildren. She met Eugene Lee while working in the Trust Department of the Valley National Bank. They married January 10, 1936 and Marjorie lived her entire life in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. They were long standing members of the Phoenix Country Club and a founding member of Paradise Valley Country Club. Marjorie served on the St. Luke’s Board of Visitors for 50 years. She enjoyed gardening and was an active member in her garden club. Other interests included entertaining, traveling and knitting. After Gene died in 1972 she later married Don Anderson. A Celebration of Life will be held at 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home, 4800 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. A private burial will take place at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St. Luke’s Hospital, 1800 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85006
Dear Juldy & Carol Jean,
Thank you for giving me the past 6 years of working with Marge and being a companiion and good friend to her. I will miss her laughter and witty humor, planting flowers and enjoying outings at my home, she was always so kind and caring.
My prayers are with you both at this time.
Warm Regards, Jill Boian
Dear Judy and Family,
It was my honor and privilege to know and care for your lovely
mother/grandmother. Although, she came into my life only two
short years ago, we quickly became friends and she will always
hold a special place in my heart. I have worked with many people
but she was my most favorite. I so appreciated her willingness to
assist in her care. I also really enjoyed her healthy appetite for
the meals I prepared. Her candid honesty often brought
amusement to my day. I will miss our time together but am
happy I had the chance to know her. I feel we now have another
angel in heaven looking out us.
Love and Blessings,