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Marjorie May Stapelman
March 20, 1922 ~ December 28, 2023 (age 101) 101 Years Old
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Marjorie May Carraway left this life on December 28, 2023 at nearly 102 years of age. She and her Twin Brother were born to James Joshua and Nellie May Teem Carraway on March 20, 1922. Three days later, as their mother was holding them, she died of a blood clot. The twins were given to different aunts to be raised, mostly in Jackson, Cassia County area.
She married Lester William Stapelman on January 10, 1939. Thy had four children fairly quickly: Doris Berneice (Gary) Jensen, Leslie Jean (Dale) Evans, Margene Kay (Louis) Johnson, and Daniel Lewis (Jane). And then WWII came along, and Lester was drafted into the army. They had four kids and were in the middle of building a home. Later, Lois (Jeff) Wood, and Jenell (Wendell) Ahern were added to the family. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Lester, her daughter, Doris, and son-in-law’s: Gary Jensen, Dale Evans, Louis Johnson and Wendell Ahern, and a daughter-in-law: Kristine Stapelman, and 3 grandchildren. She is survived by 30 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She served as a pink lady for over 20 years, working in long term and the gift shop. She also oversaw the quilts and food for the festival of the trees for the pink ladies organization. She wasn’t a member of the DUP, but she taught the lessons for years. She loved reading and learning of that history. She was awarded the Farm Bureau Woman of the year and was very proud of that. She was named the Minidoka County Grandma rodeo queen and rode in the 4th of July parade in a horse drawn wagon her husband had restored and was driven by her grandsons. She served in every organization of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loved serving others. She was always the first one to deliver a meal and to visit others that were struggling or needing a friend. She loved cooking and trying new recipes, and also sewing especially. She made many, many quilts. She loved her garden, fruit trees, and flower beds. She canned much of the produce, even late in life.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 5, 2024 at the Emerson Ward building. Viewing and gathering for friends and family will be held from 6-8:00 p.m. Thursday, January 4, 2024 at the Hansen Mortuary and for one hour prior to the services at the church. Services will conclude with burial in the Paul Cemetery under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.