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Marjorie Eloise (Thompson) Millo passed away peacefully on June 7.
Marjorie was born on January 5, 1929, in Jerome, Idaho, the sixth of eight children.
A "lifelong student," Marjorie valued education above most things.
She was the first in her family to graduate from high school, received her associate degree when her children were in school and ultimately earned her bachelor's from Evergreen College.
She assisted her husband, Clyde, while he attended the University of Washington and educated her children in the home for many years. She instilled in them and her grandchildren the importance of education to expand your mind and thinking.
She was a fantastic storyteller and talented poet. She entertained her children and grandchildren by taking them to the library for endless hours, reading aloud and telling stories of her childhood.
She loved to read, and her home was always full of books. She enjoyed educating herself on new topics and enjoying classic literature.
Marjorie was a champion of the arts. She loved music and was a very talented singer and sang for many years with choirs in Seattle and Port Angeles. She was always humming a few bars of a symphony or singing one of her hundreds of memorized songs, ranging from operas to lullabies.
Marjorie loved her family. She was tender-hearted and sensitive to her grandchildren. She often sneaked treats to them, and her tin was never without a butterscotch or mint.
She spent hours assembling puzzles and playing board games. She took these opportunities to tell stories and educate them. We consider her our General and us her soldiers in the war against ignorance and terrible grammar.
She was very proud of the 62 years that she shared with Clyde, and they were very proud that they had enjoyed such a long life together. We are thankful that she and "PeaPaw" are together again. We miss them both terribly, but know that they are meant to be together.
She is survived by her brother, Stanley Thompson, and sister, Willmette Potter; her children, Sylvia (Mikel) Rollins, Kenneth (Elvee) Millo, Jenny James and Elizabeth (Nicholas) Petrish; her grandchildren, Carmen, Jade (Jeff), Nerissa (Eric), Annalisa, Daren, Ashley (Levi), Lillian (Jake), Noah (Kayla), Joseph (Kathleen) and Emily; and her great-grandchildren, Vivian, Jonas and Jacksen.
We invite the friends and family who love Marjorie, Clyde and the Millo family to join us in celebrating her life at First Baptist Church in Port Angeles, 105 West Sixth Street, on Saturday, July 12, 2014, at 1 p.m.
Harper-Ridgeview Funeral Chapel in Port Angeles was entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in The Peninsula Daily News on July 11, 2014