Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 7100 Stockdale Highway, Bakersfield, CA on Saturday, July 23rd at 11a.m. for Marjorie Lucille Gillette who passed away in Bakersfield, CA on July 17th, 2016. The services will be officiated by Monsignor Swett and graveside services will follow at the family cemetery in Woody, CA.
Marjorie was born on August 31, 1920. She was the daughter of Francis Joseph and Alda Weringer. The Weringers settled in Woody in 1916. Marjorie attended the Woody School until 8th grade and then transferred to Kern County Union High School where she lived in the dormitory until graduation. She then attended Bakersfield College until her marriage to Walter Gillette in 1939.
Marjorie started her career in the title insurance business with Kern County Title Company in 1948. She went on to become a vice president and Kern County manager for Transamerica Title Insurance Company. After 39 years, Marjorie retired as the first woman to be named to these positions.
Marjorie was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She doted on all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren and was always a big part of their lives. She was a very gracious and kind person who will be missed by her family and many friends.
Marjorie is survived by her sons, Richard Gillette and his wife Cynthia of Woody, CA, R. Morgan Gillette and his wife Melissa of Sherman Oaks, CA; her grandsons, Scott Gillette and his wife Heidi of Fort Worth, TX, Jacob Gillette and his wife Sarah of Riverside, CA, Dylan Goodrich of Bloom Field Hills, MI, Nathan Gillette of Bakersfield, CA; her great grandchildren, Andrew Gillette, Allison Gillette, Liam Gillette, Madelyn Gillette. She is also survived by her brother, Richard Weringer and his wife Racine of Bakersfield, CA.
Pallbearers will be Scott Gillette, Jacob Gillette, Michael Leslie, Todd Weringer, R. Morgan Gillette and William Kelley.
DOUGHTY-CALHOUN-O'MEARA FUNERAL DIRECTORS
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