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Marjorie "Margie" Munsell Forsythe

January 23, 1933 ~ November 9, 2020 (age 87)

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Marjorie (Margie) Louise (James) Munsell Forsythe, 87

Marjorie (Margie) Louise (James) Munsell Forsythe, 87 of Hermiston died November 9, 2020 at Brookdale Torbett in Richland, Washington.

Margie was born January 23, 1933 in Ivy, Arkansas to John and Annie (Newton) James, during the Great Depression. To find work, her parents migrated with their six children to the Okanogan Valley in Washington State to pick apples in the orchards.

She attended Omak High School in Omak, Washington for one year. At the age of sixteen she married Lawrence Piatt and became a homemaker. In 1951, she moved to Oregon with her growing family.

In 1966, Margie began to work at Salem General Hospital in Salem, Oregon where she was trained by Nurses to take care of patients on the surgical floor. She loved her job and believed that this was her true calling.

In 1974, she moved to Hermiston, Oregon with her second husband, Stephen Munsell. In Hermiston, she worked at the Chuckwagon Café for her brother-in-law and sister, Duane and Dorothy (James) Beason, Lamb Weston and Simplot.

Margie especially enjoyed singing and square dancing. Her favorite song to sing was “You Are My Sunshine”.

She also enjoyed watching sports games on television, notably football.

Margie is survived by her daughter, Sharon Piatt; three sons and their spouses, Ronald (Mary Jo) Piatt, Robert (Carolyn) Piatt and Gregory (Chanthoeun) Piatt; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; two sisters, M. Evelyn (James) Jacquish and G. Bonnette (James) Carey.

She was preceded in death by two husbands, Stephen C. Munsell and Richard D. Forsythe; parents, John and Annie (Newton) James; three siblings, Catheline G. (James) Hardin, Dorothy E. (James) Beason and Harold E. James.

Per her request there will be no Memorial Service. Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

Contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association will be appreciated.

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