HERMISTON — Marjorie K. "Marge" Chandler died on Nov. 15, at her home in Hermiston at the age of 72.

She was born on Aug. 9, 1934 in Ellensburg, Wash., to Wesley and Myrtle Wright.

She was the fifth of nine children, having four older brothers, three younger brothers and a younger sister. Marge attended Ressen Creek School for three years and then Wooldale School through the sixth grade. She then attended Ellensburg Jr. High and High School until the 12th grade. She then moved to Moxee, Wash., where she graduated high school in 1953.

Marge married Bobbie H. Stamey in March 1954. They later divorced. She worked as a waitress, bartender, truck driver and a cook. She worked as a food service coordinator at Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution in Pendleton until retiring in 1996. She loved to fish and always said that "a bad day fishing was a good day away from home."

She is survived by her daughters, Roberta Heavyrunner, Seattle, Wash., Jeanette Allardin, Hermiston, and Karen Kelley, Ilwaco, Wash.; eight grandchildren, David, Brian, Kristine, Keith, April, Keri, Curtis, and Misty; nine great-grandchildren; brothers, Wayne, Johnny, Melvin, David, and Jerry; sister, Laurel; three stepgranddaughters.

Marge was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Orville; and a great-grandson, Bradly Cooper.

At her request no service will be held.

Those who wish may make contributions in Marge's memory to Vange John Memorial Hospice at 645 W. Orchard Ave., Hermiston, 97838.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.

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