Marjorie Jeanne (Colberg) Meyer was born September 24, 1927, in Stockton California. Her parents Arthur and Ethel Colberg were medical missionaries in Shuchang, Honan China, where Marjorie spent most of her childhood. When she was 12, Marjorie moved to St. Peters Minnesota where she eventually studied radiology at Gustavus Adolphus College.
In 1951, she married Charles F. Meyer in Anchorage Alaska. Charles was in the Air Force and they traveled a good deal until they eventually settled in Twin Falls Idaho in 1968, where Marjorie lived and raised her five children: Jonathan, Lorna, Timothy, Susan and Matthew. Marjorie was an active member at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Twin Falls until she eventually moved in with her son Matthew and his family in 2006 in Moscow Idaho.
Marjorie is remembered for her example and love directed especially toward her children. Her childlike nature was grateful, sweet and full of laughs. She loved the mountains, driving for driving sake, turkey dinners and all things sweet. She found such joy in simple things like watching her little dog dance or beg for her food. She would roast marshmallows till they were black as that was the “perfect” way to do it, and gleefully join us for a camping trip in the woods. Nothing could daunt her strong will and heart. Nothing could break her generous and self-less spirit.
Marjorie’s faith was simple and deep. She loved Jesus. She saw the glory of God in all creation and looked forward to the new creation in the life to come.
Marjorie is survived by her brothers Jim and Steven and sister Mary, her children Lorna, Timothy, Susan and Matthew, (24) grandchildren and (26) great grandchildren.
If anyone would like to make a memorial donation, please give to Logos School Building Fund, 110 Baker St., Moscow, Idaho 83843.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Short’s Funeral Chapel of Moscow and condolences may be left at www.shortsfuneralchapel.com.