Marjorie (Cox) Beidler

1919 - 2017

About the Service

A memorial will be held at 1pm, Thursday, Dec. 7th at Covenant Village in Turlock

Marjorie passed away on Nov. 20, 2017 at the age of 98. She was born in an “oil boom town” of Parks, Texas, approximately 100 miles west of Ft. Worth, which no longer exists. Her parents were Arvil and Pearl Cox and she was in the middle of three children with an older sister and a younger brother. She grew up in Arizona in the midst of the depression of the 1930s and experienced times of hunger and difficult living. During her long life she saw the development of airplane travel, the invention of the radio and then television, elimination of polio, and almost universal use of air conditioning, non-existing in ther growing up years in the hot climate of Arizona.
Marjorie was predeceased by her parents above, and by her sister Doris and brother Gerald, her first husband Jack Kempton, who died of heart failure at age 32, and son John who also did not survive years of heart problems. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Norm, daughters Jackie (Ron) and Kathleen, John’s widow, Cyndi, stepdaughter Marty (Jim), stepson Roger, eight grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren. She loved to entertain family at Thanksgiving and Christmas and grandkids had a great time visiting during their summer vacations and being with Grammy. In addition to entertaining she made sure their deportment with each other and with her were appropriate, which later when older they laughed about and appreciated.
Marjorie served twenty-seven years as building secretary to the building department of the City of Monterey Park, just east of Los Angeles, while it grew from a village of about 15,000 in population to an active city of 65,000, and also served as deputy City Treasurer. As testimony to her value as a city employee, contractors in the area placed on a full page in the newspaper, “Congratulations on Your Retirement” and thanks for her dedicated service. It was signed by about 60 contractors “and all the citizens of Monterey Park who have had the pleasure of knowing you and doing business with you.”
Marjorie and Norm loved to travel and visited all 50 states, and most memorable overseas the Great Wall of China, Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower, Stonehenge, Safari in Africa, Sydney Opera House, and the main street of Ephesus where the Apostle Paul walked.
In her memoirs, Marjorie ended with her “personal philosophy” which included – “Seek God’s word, the answers are there. Neither shall they say, lo here or lo there, for the Kingdom of God is within you.” [Luke 17:20]
A memorial will follow at Covenant Village in Turlock, where Marjorie lived for 12 years and memorial contributions in her name can be made to the Covenant Benevolent Fund or a charity of choice.

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