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Marjorie Green

February 15, 1928 ~ October 16, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Marjorie Green Obituary

Marjorie Green, 95, formerly of Thief River Falls, died peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2023, at Copperleaf Serenity Suites in Willmar, Minnesota, where she had resided for the past twelve years.  

Funeral services will be at 10:30 am Saturday, November 11, 2023 at the United Methodist Church in Thief River Falls, MN, with Reverend Rory Swenson officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, November 10, 2023 from 3:00-5:00 pm at Johnson Funeral Home in Thief River Falls.

 Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home of Montevideo, and Johnson Funeral Home of Thief River Falls are making arrangements.

Marjorie Faye Blevens was born February 15, 1928 in Washington, Indiana.  She was the daughter of Jesse David and Onie Belle (Fielder) Blevens. She grew up in southern Indiana, in a loving family that was grounded in the Methodist Church. She lost her mother when she was a young teen.  She graduated 1946 from Washington High School, Washington, Indiana.  She went on to attend Indiana State University in Bloomington, where she graduated valedictorian with a degree in Special Education in 1950.

She accepted her first teaching job in International Falls, Minnesota, where she met the love of her life, Orin J. Green.  They were united in marriage on December 21, 1951.  They spent the first two years of their marriage separated, 1952-1954, while Orin served in the U.S. Army, eighteen months of that time in Korea.

Orin and Marjorie moved to Thief River Falls in 1954, where they established the Green Funeral Home with Orin’s father, Olger.  Upon Orin’s retirement in 1991, they began extensive international travel.

Marjorie was a life-long learner and lover of the arts.  Together, Orin and Margorie would attend concerts, plays, tour museums, and visit historical venues and parks.  They loved to go cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, walked several miles every day, and spending time at the pool.  The most important thing to them was to raise their family in a loving, Christian home, modeling stewardship, generosity, faithfulness, service, and a personal faith.  Marjorie volunteered and sang for almost her entire adulthood with the Thief River Falls United Methodist Church, taught Arts Adventure at Challenger Elementary School, served with Christian Women’s Club, and was a supporter of the arts in the TRF area.

Marjorie is survived by son Carter (Beth) Green of Stony Point, NY, and daughter Sarah (Terry) Lockwood of Spicer, MN; three grandchildren Neil (Angela Krantz) Lockwood of Cambridge, MN, Elicia Borowick of Wyoming, MN, and Makayla Shepard (Eric Madsen) of St. Paul, MN; seven great grandchildren Lilly, Mavric, Emma, Caleb, Joshua, Brody, and Junior.  She is also survived by nieces and nephews Janet Grider, Carole Regin, Rebecca (John) Baldwin, Diane Sandahl, Neal (Lana) Sandahl, Steve (Cynthia) Sandahl, Jerry (Shawn) Sandahl, and Nancy (Guy) Finstrom.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Orin, parents Jesse and Onie Blevens; siblings Howard Blevins, Helen Summers, Marvin Blevens, and three sisters who died as infants Anna Lorene, Evelyn Geneva, and Elinor Geneva Blevens; daughter Lori Green; and grandson Nick Lockwood.

The family would be honored by memorials given in Marjorie’s name to a hospice, education foundation, or church of your choice.  They are grateful for all of the condolences and memories that have been shared.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
November 10, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Home
420 Labree Ave. N
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 11, 2023

10:30 AM
United Methodist Church
116 Horace Ave. N
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

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