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Marjorie Leola Smith Boldt


1919 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
Marjorie Leola Smith Boldt Obituary
MARJORIE LEOLA SMITH BOLDT Marjorie Leola Smith Boldt , 94, was born on January 1, 1919 in San Mateo, CA and died October 17, 2013 in Chico surrounded by her family. She was raised in Two Rock, CA and attended grammar school in a one-room schoolhouse. She gradu-ated from Petaluma High School in 1938. She and her best friend moved to San Francisco and attended Lux School for Girls, specifically study-ing Fashion Illustration for newspapers which were beautifully drawn in ink washes and line drawings. WWII forced her to return to Santa Rosa to study cosmetology and after receiving her license she returned to Petaluma to work. Marjorie met her future husband, Raymond E. Boldt, while dancing to big band music at Boyes Springs Dance Hall, Sonoma, CA. They married in Two Rock, CA in 1941 and lived in Vallejo during the war. They raised their two daughters in Napa, CA. She was an accomp-lished artist and seam-stress and designed and made many clothes and costumes for her family. Marjorie had many creative passions which included drawing, fash-ion, playing the piano and accordion, swing dancing, tap dancing (she took tap lessons at age 85), cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, and wood carving. She also loved her cats. She spent most of her life as a homemaker and the years before retirement she worked at Massen's Fabrics in Napa, CA where she utilized her expertise in sewing and fashion design. Marjorie's husband, Ray, the love of her life, died in 1967, and she then devoted her time taking care of her Mother and family. She is survived by her daughters Carole Boldt and Karen Serrao (Jim), Grandchildren Kaersten Cooper (Russ), Krista Brenner (Rich), Jennifer Lipton (Jason) and Jess Serrao (Lindsey). There are six Great Grand-children - Kristopher Brenner, Nathan and Brian Lipton, Gianna, Jake and Lucas Serrao. She will be lovingly remembered as a sweet and supportive Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who was kind and interested in everyone she met. A private celebration will be held at Dillon's Beach, Marjorie's favorite child-hood family destination. Contributions can be made to the Butte County Humane Cat Shelter.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Oct. 25, 2013
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