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Marjorie Beddall Bollschweiler

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On January 07, 2009, on a beautiful day, Marjorie Beddall Bollschweiler passed from this life into the Kingdom of Heaven.
Marjorie was born on April 18, 1920, in Jacksonville, Florida to Dagmar and David Keddall. Her family relocated to Fords, New Jersey in 1921. Marjorie spent her childhood there. She graduated from Woodbridge High School in May of 1937. In September 1938, Marjorie enrolled in Rutgers University in the College of Pharmacy. Marjorie graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy in May of 1942. On August 22, 1942, Marjorie married the love of her life, Wallace Bollschweiler in Nashville, Tennessee. While Wallace was stationed in England during Work War II, Marjorie interned at a local hospital. On September 19, 1943, Marjorie was certified as a Registered Pharmacist and continued working in that field until the end of World War II. In 1947, Marjorie and Wallace moved to Las Cruces, New Mexico so he could attend college. During this time, Marjorie worked at PSL and White Sands Proving Grounds providing technical analysis of rocket testing and performance. She also gave birth to two sons, Jeffrey and David.
In August 1955, Marjorie, Wallace and their sons moved to Tucumcari. Marjorie worked as a Pharmacist for two years for Sands Dorsey Drug Store. In 1957, Marjorie began teaching courses at Tucumcari High School on a part-time basis. She earned her teaching certificate and began teaching full time courses in Biology, Physics and Chemistry. Her guidance and enthusiasm resulted in numerous students going to both State and National Science Fairs. In 1965, she was named the Outstanding Biology Teacher of New Mexico. Marjorie retired from teaching in 1984. For the next several years, she traveled extensively around the state and nation with her husband.
Upon Wallace's passing, Marjorie immersed herself in completing the genealogical records for her and Wallace's families as well as compiling the history of the 448th Bomber Group in World War II. She published the comprehensive family history book and several books about the 448th. Marjorie was very active in the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution, NARFE and AARP. In February 2004, Marjorie moved to Las Cruces to be with her son and resided there with him until the time of her death.
Marjorie is survived by her son, David and wife, Melissa; her granddaughters, Leah and Candi; her grandsons, Glenn, Michael and Stephen; and, her great-grandsons, Jeffrey, Austen and Parker.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey and her husband, Wallace.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Dunn's Funeral Home in Tucumcari.
When asked what her favorite hobby was, Mrs. B would reply without hesitation "Teaching! I love the students. All of them."
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