Marjorie Bruce

Marjorie Bruce

Female 1919 - 2017  (98 years)

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  • Name Marjorie Bruce 
    Nickname Marge 
    Born 29 Jun 1919  Center, Shelby Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Nov 2017  Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marjorie Bruce Holland, 98, a former resident of Dallas and Midland, passed on November 25 in Ridgefield CT. She is survived by sons George T. Holland, Jr., of Tyler TX, and John Bruce Holland of Spring TX, and daughter Leann Holland Schumann of Ridgefield CT; five grandchildren, Jonathan Schumann of New York City, Matthew Schumann of Vancouver, British Columbia, Garrett Schumann of Ypsilanti Ml, Rachael Holland of New York City, and Elizabeth Suhr of Houston, as well as in-laws Mark Schumann of Ridgefield, Mary Endres of Tyler, and Jenice Holland of Spring. Marge, as she was known by her many friends, Aunt Marge by her nieces and nephews, and Nano by her grandchildren, was born in the small East Texas town of Center to Ivan and Eddie Bruce, the second of three children, on June 29, 1919. She was predeceased by her elder brother Ivan Bruce and her younger brother Robert Bruce. Following Marge's high school graduation, the family moved to Longview, Texas. During World War II, she worked in Washington, D.C., and, after the war, married her longtime sweetheart George Traylor Holland in Longview TX in February 1946. George, a petroleum engineer for ARCO, and Marge found themselves moving around the oil patch, from Longview to Dallas to Deridder LA, back to Dallas, and ultimately to Midland in the early 1950s. Along the way, they had four children, the first who died shortly after birth. She and George developed friendships that would last a lifetime as charter members of Memorial Christian church in Midland. After George died suddenly in 1958, at age 43, Marge, buoyed by her faith, devoted her life to her family and many friends, participating in Christian Women's Fellowship {CWF), supporting educational opportunities for women as a member of the philanthropic organization PEO, playing golf "with the girls" when she had free time and, most important, creating a wonderful life for the three young children she raised as a young widow. Marge was an amazing seamstress, a talented cook and baker, a gracious hostess, and an advocate for community events. She was, like so many experienced, a selfless and supportive friend to a broad group of friends. In 1975, Marge began a 13-year role as Director of the Senior Citizen Center in Midland where, each day, she organized and supervised activities for participants who savored the opportunities for community, fun, and meals. When she became a grandmother, in 1983, she initiated a new chapter in her life as "Nano", creating, for her five grandchildren, lifetimes of memories. Marge left Midland, to move to Dallas, in 1996, beginning yet another new chapter as an active member of Northway Christian Church and her PEO chapter. Marge moved to Ridgefield CT, in 2014, to live with her daughter Leann and son-in-law Mark, a final chapter that involved excursions to New York City and locations around Connecticut, lovely afternoons on the patio, daily routines with the family dog Chance, and visits with friends and family. For anyone she met, Marge was a beacon of hope, love, and support, always greeting anyone she would meet, through her final days, with a smile, a twinkle in her eye, and a warmth in her heart. With the strength of her Christian faith, she always believed in the good in people, the joys of tomorrow, and the beauty of today. Up to the end of her life, she was grateful for everything and complained about nothing. Marge is cherished and will be deeply missed. Graveside service will be held Friday, December 1, 2017, at Memory Park Cemetery in Longview, Texas. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, December 2, at 1 pm, at Northway Christian Church, Dallas. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Regional Hospice of Danbury CT, Juliette Fowler Communities of Dallas, or a charity of your choice.
    Buried 1 Dec 2017  Memory Park Cemetery, Longview, Harrison Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I43980  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 May 2021 

    Father Elmer Ivan Bruce, Sr.,   b. 9 Jul 1889, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1980, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Eddie L. Sanders,   b. 18 Sep 1891,   d. 1 Sep 1961  (Age 69 years) 
    Family ID F17422  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Traylor Holland,   b. 23 Mar 1915,   d. 10 Oct 1958  (Age 43 years) 
    Last Modified 22 May 2021 
    Family ID F17423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jun 1919 - Center, Shelby Co, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Nov 2017 - Ridgefield, Fairfield Co, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Marjorie Bruce
    Marjorie Bruce
    Wife of George Traylor Holland. Daughter of Elmer Ivan Sr. & Eddie L. (Sanders) Bruce