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Marjorie Cannon

September 17, 1920 — October 12, 2012

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Trinity Lutheran Church for Marjorie Helene Cannon, age 92 of Choteau, MT who died Friday, Oct. 12th at a Great Falls Hospital from natural causes. Interment will be in the Choteau Cemetery following her services. Visitation will be from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Tuesday, Oct. 16th at the Gorder Jensen Funeral Home in Choteau.

Marjorie Helene Cannon was born in Parshall, North Dakota on September 17, 1920 to Theodore James and Martha Augusta Price. She moved to Spokane, Washington in 1924 and attended Bryant Grade School, Lewis & Clark High School, and Kelsey Baird Business School. During World War II, she worked as a secretary for the U.S. Navy in Seattle and later for the Carnation Company. Her son Tim was born in Seattle. In 1948, Marjorie moved to Montana where her other three children, Pat, Dan, and Kitty, were born. She married Dr. Porter Cannon in 1969.

Marjorie's interests were widespread. She served as the first President of the Choteau Toastmasters Club, the first President of the Teton Hospital Auxiliary, the first President of Prairie Mountain Players, and was a Charter Board Member of the Performing Arts League. She served on the Library Board and Church Council and taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years. She enjoyed reading, calligraphy, quilting, cooking, golf, and bridge.

Marjorie's parents, her sisters Eloise and Muriel, her brother Gene, her husband Porter, her step-daughter: Sue and her son Dan preceded her in death. She is survived by her three children, Tim, Pat, both of Choteau, MT and Kitty of Bozeman, MT ; step-daughter, Carolyn Salansky, Montana; daughters-in-law Barby and Debbie Saylor, both of Choteau, MT; grandchildren Thorn of Virginia, , Brett of Florida, and Devann Saylor of Choteau, MT; step-grandchildren Brian of Idaho and Mark Dilenge of Hawaii, Keyna Myers of Great Falls, MT, Kari Aldrich of Denver, CO , Jael Marx of Washington, and Zachary LaSalle of Montana; and great-grandchildren Kaitlin of Germany, Michael and Neeley, both of Virginia; Lane of Florida, Kaela of Montana, Quintin, Cassidy, Austin, all of Idaho, and Porter of Washington and a niece, Marie Morrow of Washington.

Memorials suggested by the family are Friends of the Library, Peace Hospice, and Trinity Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window fund.

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