Marjorie P Almquist

August 23, 1921February 16, 2012

Marjorie Pearl Almquist, born in Wallace, Idaho on August 23, 1921 died peacefully in her sleep with family at her side on February 16, 2012. She lived most of her 90 years in Mullan, Idaho, attending all twelve years of school at Mullan. Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents John William Taylor and Pearl Artemis Hays, her two younger sisters, Jane Lowry and Dorothy Freeman, her husband Elmer, grandson Jason, and great granddaughters Donna and Carol.

Marjorie married Elmer Almquist and together they raised nine children in Mullan, daughters Joan (and Philip) Wight, June (and Ernie) Kienholz, Sue Almquist, Barbara (and Jim) Thomas, Elma (and Wayne) Chambers, and sons Denny (and Mary Gay), Pudge..(and Jacki), Art (and Mercy), and Gust (and Teresa). Her surviving descendants number 78--9 children, 22 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 6 great great grandchildren, besides numerous nieces and nephews.

Anyone who knew Marjorie knew that her family and her strong faith were of prime importance to her. She was noted for her generosity, hospitality and self sacrificing spirit. Marjorie was an active Bible teacher in her community for over 60 years and her congregation was as dear to her as family. She will be greatly missed by both family and friends.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, February 25th at 1:00 p.m. at the Wallace High School Gymnasium. A gathering will follow at the same location and all are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations to Shoshone County Humane Society, PO Box 1005, Kellogg, Idaho 83837 would be appreciated.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 25, 2012

Marjorie P Almquist

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Bev and Bob Bowles

February 27, 2012

I am so sorry i wasnt able to attend the memorial, we are fighting a battle ourselves, but you know how much i loved your mother and i am so happy she fell asleep peacefully. She will be missed by all. Such a strong and faithful woman. I know when she wakes to the new paradise she will see all your smiling faces again. My deepest sympathy to you Elm and Wayne and Keith and Kenny, and all your family.

Laurence & Tamara Van Asche

February 24, 2012

Love, Generosity, Joy, Warmth, Extraordinary Kindness, Humor, Love for People,....the list goes on! These are just some of the wonderful qualities that Marge shared with me. I still think fondly of the time that Josh and I spent in Mullan, where we were able to see these qualities lived out in the fine example of Marge. How we look forward to seeing her again in Paradise! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time, and only wish we could be there to share in remembering an extraordinary life.

Lorii ken Adsitt

February 22, 2012

We are so sorry for the loss of Marg. I will always think if her great strength in the truth and how she was always so positive. She seemed to love everyone. We will miss her greatly.

Heather (Guy, Tyler, Kayla, Dylan & Drew) Almquist

February 22, 2012

This is such a beautiful picture of Grandma Almquist. I think it is a blessing she was able to see each of her children together at her home recently. I have heard so many people say that she was the rock that kept everyone together. Fitting that on Saturday she will again be bringing together all of her cherished family and friends. Of course this time it will be to honor her and the great memories she has left with so many people.

LaVonda (Rustad) Krebs

February 21, 2012

Elm; We feel your mothers passing away and know this is a difficult time for you and all. Her smile and laugh is what I keep seeing in my memory though a young girl while living in Wallace. A rock and wonderful example to us all. Endurance with joy is what I remember so vividly. Our thoughts and prayers are shared for your hearts. LaVonda (Rustad) Krebs and family.

Pat Wheeler

February 19, 2012

Denny,sorry to hear of your mothers passing.What an amazing lady raising all you kids.Seems not that long ago we were all there.How time goes by.My best to everyone.Hope you are all well.