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Marjorie Farmer Power

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MARJORIE FARMER POWER Marjorie Farmer Power was born January 16, 1932 on a farm in Mooresville, Indiana. Daughter of Emmett T Farmer and Mary Josephine Caldwell and a 1950 graduate of Decatur Central High School Indianapolis, she attended Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Her life changed forever when on February 7th, 1953, she married James S. Power who survives her. Marjorie leaves Jim, her husband of nearly 61 years, and their children Valerie (Jorge), Jim (Lori), Frances (Wayne), Kathy (Aldo), Susan, and daughter in law, Lia. She also leaves 16 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her parents, her brother Eugene, and son Bob. Moving to the Palm Beaches in 1960 and raising a family of 6 children, she was active in the local Garden Club, Grace Episcopal Church, and a PTA President in the elementary school. In 1974 the family moved to Martin County. Marjorie served as the founding President of the Salerno Garden Club. She was the first Director of Volunteer Services in the Martin County School System. Traveling with Governor Bob Graham's wife, she went to a number of schools throughout Florida and other states, sharing the Partner's in Education volunteer program. In the early 1990's, Marjorie and her husband, Jim, moved to the old John P. Woody home site, Green Mountain, North Carolina. Marjorie was the First Lady of the Carolina Keep Development. She was on the board for the Burnsville Family Violence Coalition, a member of Higgins Methodist Church, Faith Fellowship and Bible Study Fellowship in Spruce Pine. They lived, worshiped and were actively developing the Carolina Keep Community until 2009 when her health took them back home to South Florida. She was active in the life of her church having served on the Vestry of All Saints Episcopal Church, Jensen Beach, Florida. She was a member of the Daughters of the King (DOK), in the Cursillo community and Faith Alive ministry program. She also served as a past Regent of Halpatiokee Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to All Saints Cemetery Serenity Garden or to the Treasure Coast Hospice, Port St. Lucie office. May she rest in peace and rise in glory

Published in the TC Palm on Feb. 9, 2014
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