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Marjorie McCully


March 26, 2020

Marjorie McCully

Marjorie McCully

Marjorie (Marge) Louise McCully passed away suddenly at her home in Steptoe, Wash., at the age of 83 on Saturday, March 21, 2020. She was born May 25, 1936, in Pomeroy, Wash., to John Hannas and Viola Wilson Hannas.

Marge grew up in the Mayview-Pomeroy area and later graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1954, and married her high school sweetheart, Dick McCully, on June 12, 1954. Marge farmed and ranched right alongside Dick their entire farming and ranching career in the Long Hollow - Penawawa area until they retired to the Steptoe area.

Marge loved her family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were the joys of her life. She loved watching them grow and play and taught valuable skills to the ones that lived closest, such as sewing, cooking and many crafts. She taught 4-H and was a fair superintendent and fair board member for many years. Mom loved her friends and belonged to the St. John Garden Club, a pinochle group in Colfax and frequently quilted with numerous friends. She also loved flowers and gardening and truly had the most beautiful flowers to see when you drove by. Yes, you're right she couldn't sit still unless she was knitting or doing a jigsaw puzzle.

She is survived by her four children, Lavonne (Greg) Hall, Steptoe, Joanne McCully (Bruce) Grass, Garfield, Craig McCully, and Laura (Bob) Johnson, Colfax area, 10 grandchildren and twenty-two great-grandchildren ages ranging from one month to 14 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick, who passed away less than three weeks ago. They were married for more than 65 ½ years. Marge was also preceded in death by her parents, her sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Ronnie Slaybaugh of Pomeroy.

Funeral services will be not be held at this time due to the coronavirus pandemic. The family requests donations be made to the St. John Community Fund, the Ronald McDonald House in Spokane, the Onecho Fire Department or to the charity of your choice. Bruning Funeral Home of Colfax, Wash., is caring for the family.


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