Margie Carrie Gholston, 91, passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Flagstone Retirement & Assisted Living in The Dalles, Ore., surrounded by those she loved. Margie was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Mosier, Ore., to James R. and Ethel A. (Bailey) Camp.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, at Mosier Grace Bible Church in downtown Mosier, with a luncheon to follow at the Mosier Grange.
Margie grew up in Mosier and enjoyed swimming, hiking and other outdoor activities with her best friend, Patty Strauss Wilcox. She loved playing basketball for Mosier High School.
Margie graduated from Mosier High School in 1939. She and her future husband, Willis, worked together at the Mosier Post Office. She retired in 1983 and began volunteering with AARP as a volunteer tax preparer, servicing the senior community until age 80.
In 1947 Margie married Willis Lynn Gholston in The Dalles.
Margie enjoyed volunteering, reading, traveling, jigsaw puzzles, classical music and spending time with friends and family.
The Gholstons’ passion was volunteering in their community. They were instrumental in organizing the Mosier Meal Site and Senior Center with Margie being the treasurer for over 20 years.
Her memberships included Mosier Tea Cup Club, the Rebekahs and Mosier First Christian Church.
Family members remember Margie as being very positive, kind, friendly, caring, considerate and a wonderful role model for the family.
Margie is survived and will be dearly missed by her husband, Willis; her three daughters: Jeanne Reeves and spouse Bill, of Mosier, Marilynn Shaw and spouse John, of Mosier, and Molli Gholston of Beaverton; her three grandchildren: Todd Reeves and spouse Belenda, Carrie Reeves and spouse Rob Siegle, and Kevin Hager and spouse Teresa; and her four great-granddaughters: Savannah Reeves, Maren and Maggie Siegle and Abigail Hager.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Marlene Hager in 2003.
Memorials are encouraged to be made in Margie’s name to American Cancer Society, Guide Dogs for the Blind or the charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Anderson’s Tribute Center (Funerals, Receptions, Cremations), 1401 Belmont Ave., Hood River, OR 97031; 541-386-1000. Please visit www.andersonstributecenter.com to leave a note of condolence for family.
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