Estes Park resident Marjorie Lee died at Prospect Park Living Center on Friday, January 16, 2009. She was 96 years old. Marjorie Edna Griffing was born June 23, 1912 in Womer, Kansas. Her parents were Bruce Marion and Lelia Maud (Slade) Griffing.
Marjorie lived in Boulder, CO from 1920 to 2006. She married Thomas Lee on September 6, 1932. She worked for Esquire-Coronet from 1952-1955. She was a book buyer for the University of Colorado bookstore for 13 years. She moved to Estes Park in 2006.
As a child, Marjorie belonged to and was baptized in the First Christian Church of Womer, KS. She was a member of the Rebekah Chapter of the Royal Neighbors Club. She was a talented amateur artist. She won art awards at exhibitions in Loveland, Denver and Boulder. She worked in ceramics, kiln art, pottery, stained glass, furniture with inlaid glass and acrylic painting.
Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Violet Hunt of Estes Park; grandchildren Douglas Hunt, Lee Hunt, Kathleen Connolly and Charlotte Longwell and 4 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas in 1988, a daughter, Glenna Gene Longwell, a brother, Glenn Bruce Griffing and her parents.
A memorial service date is pending at the New Church of Boulder Valley in Lafayette, CO. Memorial contributions can be made to the United States Humane Society in care of Allnutt Funeral Service, 1302 Graves Avenue, Estes Park, CO 80517. See www.allnutt.com to see Marjorie’s on-line obituary and send a message to the family.