Marjorie Ann Powell
1933 - 2021
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Marjorie Ann Powell

Marjorie Ann Powell passed away peacefully January 9th at the age of 87. Visitation will be from 1-8pm on Friday, January 15, at the Dearborn Chapel of Howe-Peterson Funeral Home. There will be a private service at 11am on Saturday, January 16 at the funeral home. The service will be streamed. Visit for more details.

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Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press from Jan. 13 to Jan. 14, 2021.
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January 17, 2021
My wonderful sister. She made a contribution to the world as well to all of our family! She was brilliant and at the same caring and empathetic.
Love you sister Marge !
Thomas Curtis
January 17, 2021
It was my good fortune to have you as a sister-in-law. I have always loved you and your family.
Barbara Milosevich
January 17, 2021
My Aunt Marge is how I always referred to her. I adored her all my life. She was always the most kind, thoughtful, contemplative, person in my life. Aunt Marge was contemplative not so much in terms of deep thinking but more like in a calming way of thinking and thinking things through. I always felt the love she had inside her towards me and soon recognized how it was there for everyone she knew. She was so very giving and always looked out for the well being of others first. My Aunt Marge was in my life for as long as I can remember. I spent many years going to see Grandma and Grandpa Curtis with Aunt Marge, Uncle John, Curt, and Connie. Whenever I referred to the Powell family, that is how I identified them. My Aunt Marge first. I have too many wonderful memories to share and I'd be here forever trying to describe them in detail. I will never forget though a time, one of my first memories of My Aunt Marge, when she was not feeling well. She had a cold or something, and we were in Jefferson City at Grandma and Grandpa Curtis's house on Booneville Road. Aunt Marge was on the couch resting trying to feel better, and I would not leave her side. I felt so strongly about her, like a mom I guess, but in a larger than life sense. I loved her so very much. I just could not leave her there by herself not feeling well. My Aunt Marge... The adults in my life taught me tons of course, but what I learned most from her was how to be kind and caring. She was a master of caring and kindness. I have missed My Aunt Marge for some time now, but this, the end of a wonderful precious life of an amazing person who had such a profound impact on me, is hard, and having to say goodbye is very, very, very difficult for me. You lived such an complete and full life and made life better for all who knew you. Thank you. I love you Aunt Marge and always will. Now you can Rest in Peace.
Tom E. Curtis
January 16, 2021
I too, share fond memories of the years that I associated with Marge. I have admirable thoughts about Marge and her accomplishments in her private life, but especially her example of leadersip in the Dearborn Community. She was a dedicated member and President of City Council. I am proud to be one who helped with her elections.
Mary Bugeia
January 16, 2021
As long as I can remember the Powell's have been in my life. I think of how close Marge and my mother were and how they always seemed to find something to laugh about. I think about the days at the cottage swimming, reading, playing cards and the nights signing by the campfire. I think of the New Year Eve get togethers and ice skating on the backyard rink John made. In adulthood, I saw how thoughtful and thought-filled Marge was. She was a giving person always looking for and finding ways to serve the community. I am thankful for having had Marge in my life. I truly loved her and she will forever be in my heart.
Amy Parten
January 15, 2021
I knew Marge first in girl scouts. We had the largest troop in the area, and my daughter Laura and Connie became good friends. Then there were teas in various homes so women could get to know Marge and to get out the vote and we did get them to vote, she got more votes than any other and became Council President. It was my pleasure to have known Marge and she will be missed by many.
Laurine Griffin
January 15, 2021
I was a neighbor of Marge and worked on a couple of election campaigns. She was always pleasant and friendly.
Susan Wabeke
January 15, 2021
Curt, your mom sounds like an amazing woman, but I had already guessed that, because of you and your daughter.
Shari Hatch-Gately
January 14, 2021
I had the pleasure of working with Marge Powell on the AAUW Dearborn board and scholarship fundraising programs. She had a wonderful witty personality that I would call 'class without the sass'.
She was from Missouri---the Show Me State--- and reminded me somewhat of a female version of President Truman, who also was from Missouri. I am so sorry to hear about her passing. She will be missed.
Carla O'Neill
January 13, 2021
I will always remember a fine, ethical, and honorable public servant who was my friend. Thank you, Marge.
Gail Bagale
January 12, 2021
In loving memory of a dear friend. I first met Marge as a friend that I met from church, Dearborn First Methodist Church of Dearborn. I then met her again as a member of PEO, Chapter CP in Dearborn. We talked often when she was living in Dearborn. As her health was failing, she moved to Ann Arbor to be closer to family. I missed seeing her at church and at our PEO meetings. I have missed visiting with her the past several years. Rest In Peace Dear Marge.
Denise Palmer
January 11, 2021
Rest in peace Marge. I was proud to call you my friend. It was a pleasure spending many dinners with you and enjoyed our long conversations about our families and your winderful community service. I will miss you dearly.
Paula Tommolino
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