Marjorie M. Berger, 76, of Billings, passed away May 29, 2014, from pancreatic cancer. She was born Marjorie M. Michaelis on Dec 20, 1937, in Pompeys Pillar, Mont., to the late George and Elma (Oblender) Michaelis.
She attended Huntley Project Schools and graduated in 1955. After high school, she went to Billings Business College and earned her bookkeeping degree.
In the summer of 1955, she met Adam (Red) Berger. They were married July 7, 1956, and made their home in Billings.
From this union their two children were born, Michael and Wendy.
Margie was employed at Woodrow’s Pharmacy while attending college and remained working for them until the early 1970’s. In 1976, Margie and Red returned to the Huntley area building a new home on her family homestead.
In 1979, she was employed at Peavy Thunderbird, later known as United Building Center, doing various office duties and cashiering. Later retiring in 1998.
Margie had a love for gardening. She always raised a large garden and liked to can and share her produce with her family and friends. Her other hobbies were sewing, cooking, crossword puzzles and baking. She was famous for her cinnamon rolls.
Margie was a very quiet and private person; she liked to show her affection by being generous. Mostly, she was a very strong willed and hard working woman.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Red; her parents George and Elma; her brothers Harry, Reuben, Bill; and her infant sister Dorothy.
She’s survived by her son Michael and daughter in-law Debbie of Enumclaw, Wash.; her daughter Wendy and son in-law Greg Job of Billings; her granddaughter Heather and her husband Kenny Clerget also of Enumclaw; and two great grandchildren Payton and Bryar Clerget.
Special thanks to Sue Vogel and Nicole Giese from Riverstone Hospice for the in-home care Marjorie received.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at Smith’s Funeral Chapel, 925 South 27th Street at 11 a.m. Friday, June 6. A private family burial will be held at the Huntley cemetery on a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Huntley Community Club, P.O. Box 101, Huntley, MT, 59037, or to the charity of your choice.