Marge Mack

Marjorie G. (Marge) Mack, 90, passed away peacefully on Oct. 16, 2011 in Rockville, Maryland at Casey House Hospice. Born to Leonard Steele and Mary Mearline Ryan Steele on Nov. 22, 1920 in Oxbow, Saskatchewan, Marge moved with her family to Spokane when she was very young. She attended local schools and graduated from Rogers High School. As a young woman, Marge worked at the legendary Davenport Hotel. She married Paul Ellis Mack in Spokane on June 5, 1940 and they remained married until his death in 1978. Marge and Paul lived in Spokane until 1973 when they moved to Colville to run a small business. In 1982, Marge moved to Bethesda, MD to be near her daughters and grandchildren that lived in that area. She later enjoyed her life in Sun City, AZ. Marge spent her last years in Potomac, MD, living independently at Victory Terrace, where she was very happy and had many wonderful friends. Marge was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post No. 1474, Spokane, for many decades and was installed as Auxiliary President in 1967. Marge and Paul were both dedicated life members of the VFW and Auxiliary following his naval service in World War II. Marge loved her friends, music, dogs, baseball, travel, movies, dancing and parties. Above all, she was a loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her daughters, Marjorie Ann Mack, Prescott, AZ; Linda M. Kirschner, Potomac, MD; and Deborah A. Mack, Rockville, MD. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tammy L. Rowland, Brandy R. Vredenburg, Andras L. Kirschner, Michael P. Turner and Melinda V. Kirschner as well as great-grandchildren and a niece and nephew. Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Paul; her son, Michael P. Mack; by her granddaughter, Karen Rowland and by her great-grandson, Kyle S. Vredenburg. Service and reception was held Oct. 29. Private burial followed at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. Marge was laid to rest near her late husband, Paul, and their late son, Michael.