Moore, Marjorie Bergstrom
Marjorie Bergstrom Moore died peacefully at home early Saturday morning January 25th 2014. Marjorie was born at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah, WI on June 10th 1923 to Nathan Hough Bergstrom and Agnes Birdsall Bergstrom of 561 East Wisconsin Avenue. Marjorie was the second of three daughters, Alice Perry Bergstrom Moore (m. Hugh R. Moore) and Natalie Jane Bergstrom Rindal (m. Luke Rindal).
Marjorie attended Winnebago County Day School, Menasha and The Madeira School, McLean, Virginia. She graduated from Milwaukee Downer Seminary now Milwaukee County Day School. In 1943 she received an Associate of Fine Arts degree and her pilot's license from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. Later she received a scholarship to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After obtaining her degree at SAIC she returned to teach fine art at Stephens College before returning home to marry Franklin Moore Jr. (deceased) of Oshkosh WI.
Her three children, Jean Moore, Franklin Moore III his wife Sheila FitzPatrick, and Freya Bergstrom Wellin and her daughter, Marjorie's grandchild Pascale Wellin survive her. Her first child Elizabeth Birdsall Moore died in infancy in Feburary 1951.
Marjorie Moore was active in numerous civic and cultural groups including the Paine Art Center and Arboretum where she taught adult and children's painting for several years, she later served on the Paine Art Center Board of Directors and was elected Chairmanship of the Fine Arts Committee. After returning to live in Neenah WI she served on the Board of the Bergstom-Mahler Museum.
Marjorie Moore served on the Oshkosh Library Board and helped with the campaign for the Oshkosh Library addition and expansion in the 1960s. Marjorie launched a program to lend art works and other media to library patrons. She also was an active member of committee to save The Grand Opera House in Oshkosh.
Marjorie was a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Leisure Hour Club, the Oshkosh Study Class, the Visiting Nurse Society of Neenah and the Wisconsin Antiquarian Society. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Neenah and North Shore Golf Club.
Above all, she loved her family, friends and this wonderful Fox River Valley Community of Neenah-Menasha, Appleton and Oshkosh. Her family would like to thank all of her friends and community associates for their loyal friendship. We are pleased she enjoyed many wonderful times and events with them. We want to thank the marvelous talented people who helped Mom at home, with her personal care and affairs and with her health care in the past and during her recent decline as well as all those who worked with her over many years in the community via her civic activities.
We also want to thank our extended family past and present for their inspiration, fine examples, challenges and absolute support.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 1st 2014 at the 1st Presbyterian Church of Neenah at 11am. There will be a reception following service in the Church parlor. Those who wish to make a donation in lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum, Neenah, WI or the Paine Art Center, Oshkosh WI or a
Westgor Funeral Home
205 W. Doty Ave.