Marjorie "Marge" Orth

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Marjorie Orth (Marge) a resident of Los Alamos for over 65 years,
passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 25, at her home in Aspen Ridge Lodge.
Marjorie was born in Sopris, CO, a small coal-mining camp in southeastern Colorado, on December, 12, 1932. Shortly thereafter, her family moved to Trinidad, CO, where she spent her childhood years. Following high school, she attended Trinidad State Junior college, where she earned an Associate's degree.
In the summer of 1952, at the age of 19, she took a "temporary summer position" working as a secretary at the still secret lab in Los Alamos. She remained on "The Hill" the remainder of her life.
Marjorie met her husband, Charles "Carl" Orth, a nuclear chemist at Los Alamos, in the summer of 1957; they were married soon after. Carl, the true "love of her life," preceded her in death on October 6, 1994.
Marjorie worked at the Los Alamos labs until August 1968 and the arrival of their only son, Stephen, who now lives in Seattle with his wife of 20 years, Mary, and their twin boys, Sam and Charlie, age 17.
In February 2006, due to health reasons, Marjorie moved from her home on Barranca Mesa to Aspen Ridge Lodge, where she spent the last 12 years of her life, and also met her second husband, Archerd Youngblood, who preceded her in death in July 2013.
Marjorie was an avid reader, and an eager volunteer at the Los Alamos Hospital Auxiliary and the Los Alamos public library. She also enjoyed hiking, attending the Santa Fe Opera, and was a true lover of Northern New Mexico's culture, landscape, and famed "New Mexico sun".
She is preceded in death by her older sister, Olga Fouret, of Trinidad, who passed in June 2008.
She is survived by 2 nieces: Jan Barcewski, of Lakewood, CO, and Dianne Fouret, of Las Vegas, NV.
A memorial service for Marjorie will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Friday, March 9 at 10:00am with a reception to follow. All are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to one of Marjorie's favorite charities in her name: , The National Osteoporosis Foundation, The World Wildlife Fund, or the New Mexico Wildlife Center in Española.
Published in Los Alamos Monitor on Mar. 4, 2018
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