Marjorie Loraine ‘Shirley’ Linnemeyer
Published in the Bonners Ferry Herald March 31, 2005
Marjorie Loraine ‘Shirley’ Linnemeyer went to be with the Lord on March 25, 2005. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Trinity Lutheran Church. with internment in the Copeland Cemetery.
Marjorie was born on December 11, 1917, to Chester and Doris (Marshall) Logan in Rexford, Kansas. She attended school through the 10th grade in Hugo, Colorado. Marjorie started to play the piano by picking out pieces by ear. She later took two years of music instruction and a course through the American College of Music.
Because of the Dust bowl in Colorado, Marjorie moved with her parents to the Copeland area on Thanksgiving Day, 1935. After moving here she met John Linnemeyer at a dance and they were married April 4, 1937, in Sandpoint.
After the retirement of Chester and Doris Logan in 1957, Marjorie and John took over the Mission Creek store. What was supposed to last for only three months lasted 21 years, one month and 18 days. They sold the store in 1978 and moved to Bonners Ferry, where John passed away in 1979.
Marjorie moved into the Senior Apartments in 1982.
Marjorie had a strong belief in God and did her devotions and read the Bible. She loved writing in her diary each day and to play cards. No one was a stranger to Marjorie for very long. She also had a great sense of humor. She was best known for playing the piano at the Lutheran Church, the Restorium, the Community Hospital Extended Care Facility and at the Senior Citizens Center. She also played at dances while she was in different bands.
Her parents, Chester and Doris Logan, her husband John Linnemeyer, brother Chester Blaine Logan and sister Blanche Cureless preceded her in death.
Shirley is survived by a sister-in-law Shirley Linnemeyer, brother-in-law Walt Linnemeyer and wife LaVeeda, all of Bonners Ferry; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins who were loved by Marjorie as though they were her own and cousin Cheryl Bennett, who took care of Marjorie and thought of her as a second mother.
Also published on the website - Kootenai Valley Press -March 25, 2005