Margie Magdaline Humphrey

April 26, 1914-April 16, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Margie Magdaline Humphrey died Monday, April 16, at Care Center of Rossmoor in Walnut Creek, Calif., at the age of 86.

Margie was born on April 26, 1914, in Gonvick, Mich., to Joel Clyde and Kitty Jane (Kingland) Wise.

She was known for her willingness to tackle any job. During World War II, she was one of the women who quickly joined the workforce to help in the war effort.

She managed a nighttime work crew in a Puyallup, Wash., cannery putting away thousands of tins of berries for the armed forces during the war years.

During her work years, Margie worked in retail stores, drove school bus and worked many years as a practical nurse. The last 15 years of her work career Margie and her husband operated a licensed home for the disabled in Pasco, Wash.

Margie was a wonderful piano player and during her lifetime “made music” wherever she went. She played piano and sang for the church, social events, senior centers and for the VFW.

For the last five years, Margie had made her home with her daughter in Pleasanton, Calif. She was a member of the Faith Chapel of the Assembly of God Church in Pleasanton and was a former member of the Pasco VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by her daughter, Dolores Bengtson of Pleasanton, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Romey “Link” Humphrey, in 1996.

A graveside funeral service was held Friday, April 20, at the Echo Cemetery. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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