OBITUARY

Marjorie R Battle

August 30, 1921October 7, 2010

Marjorie R. Battle passed away peacefully on October 7, 2010 at 89 years young. She was born to Robert Marx Baeny and Flora Alzada (Randall) on August 30, 1921 and was raised in Rhode Island. She had a younger sister, Roberta, who preceded her in death.

Marjorie was a tomboy who hated wearing a dress and loved the summers she spent at Naraganset Bay. After graduation, she attended business school and then married Donald Joseph Battle in 1945. Her children included Robert, married to Renee Davey, Donald Jr. (deceased) and Marie, and her grandchildren, Julianne, Alyda and Mika. The family moved west to Southern California in 1955 and settled in the San Fernando Valley. Marjorie worked for Safeco Insurance Company from 1967 until her retirement in Seattle in 1982. She was active in her church, enjoyed stamp collecting, played pickelball religiously, participated in the Senior Olympics, volunteered at the senior centers and Washington University and was a world-wide traveler.

In 1992 she returned to Northridge, California and then moved to Ventura in 1994. Marjorie was a loving and nurturing presence in her granddaughter’s lives; walking with them to school, participating in school events, volunteering in the school library and reading to children. She attended St Paul’s Episcopalian Church regularly, swam at the YMCA, took water aerobics and loved flowers and enjoyed puttering in the garden. Marjorie was an avid reader who always had a book nearby. She was a familiar face in the neighborhood

We will miss her sweet smile and positive outlook.

A celebration of her life will be held at the family home on Gale Way on Sunday, October 17, 2010 from 1:00pm-4:00pm. All who knew her are welcome.

Arrangements under the direction of Charles Carroll Funeral Home, Ventura, CA.

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Marjorie R Battle

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Louise Kiley

October 22, 2010

Dear Marie and family,

Marge was a special and dear friend of mine. We had such good and fun times together when she lived in Seattle.
I always admired her athletic abilities and she had more stamina than 3 other people put together.
I will miss her very much and it is hard to imagine her not being there. I know that she is with us in spirit and we can take comfort in that.
Love to all,

Louise Kiley

Mika Stratton

October 14, 2010

Dearest Marie,
I was very sorry to hear of Marjorie's passing, and regret very much that I will be unable to attend the celebration of her life. Marjorie was an AMAZING and admirable woman, and although I've not necessarily known how to express it, I feel fortunate to have known her, and even more still - though no less thanks to her - to have been a member of the Battle family. I hope that in spite of your loss the small joys will shine through as though gifts from Marjorie, in spirit, and I, for my part, have dedicated one of my own puttering-about-the-garden plants to her memory, and will water and care for it with her twinkling eyes and sunny smile in mind.
Much Love.

Stephen J. Kipp

October 13, 2010

October 13, 2010
Dear Marie and family,
Lynn & I were so sad to learn of Marjorie's passing. We send our deepest sympathies & hope that you can remember all the good times you shared with her here in Ventura.

Laura Christian

October 13, 2010

Dear Marie and Family, May your wonderful memories of your mother and grandmother help you through this difficult transition time in life. Our thoughts are with you and we hope, with time, you will find peace and enjoyment in life, as your mother did. She is a shining example of life well lived. You are her shining stars.

FROM THE FAMILY