Marion Meyer Burgett
August 13, 1920 – August 31, 2018
Marion Meyer Burgett, age 98, passed away peacefully at home on August 31, 2018. She was preceded in death by her husband Monte Ira Burgett Jr. She is survived by her sister Gloria Adamson and children, Melissa Burgett Elliott (John), Marcia Burgett Buchanan (Gary), and Monte Robert Burgett (Betsy). She is also survived by her grandchildren Russ Buchanan (Ania), Anne Elliott, Leslie Buchanan, Tory Burgett, Preston Elliott and Bill Burgett, as well as a host of nieces and nephews. A memorial celebration of her life will be conducted at Greenspring Village Chapel on Thursday September 6, 2018 at 10:30 AM, followed by a reception. Burial will be at the City of Fairfax Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Greenspring Scholars’ Fund, 7410 Spring Village Drive, Springfield VA 22150 or Capital Caring, PO Box 1576, Merrifield VA 22116.
Marion was born August 13, 1920 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, where she lived for 43 years. She and Monte were married on September 7, 1946. Her family moved to Fairfax Virginia in 1963 when her husband joined the Defense Communications Agency. She was a homemaker and active volunteer. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren.
At the age of 55, Marion decided it was time to further her education and enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Accounting. She soon joined the workforce at the Internal Revenue Service.
Upon retiring from the IRS, Marion traveled extensively. She was especially fond of participating in Elder Hostel programs, both in the United States and abroad. She was a founding member of the Learning in Retirement program in Fairfax. She also served as a tax volunteer, assisting others in preparing their tax documents. She was a vibrant member of the Greenspring Village community where she lived for 18 years.
- Memorial Service Thursday, September 6, 2018
Marion Meyer Burgett
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September 6, 2018
My Aunt Marion, a red head with flair and a will strong enough to stand up to her father, who could intimidate the best of us, a truly amazing woman. She and her sister once pretended to be twins and fooled a bunch of people, then danced with all the boys. I thought she could probably do anything she put her mind to. Her life spanned from the days when horse-drawn wagons delivered ice to the ages of space and the internet. She not only endured it but participated fully and leaves a legacy of can do to all of us. I'll miss you !!