Marjorie Schnebly


Jan. 22, 1921 - April 12, 2010

Longtime Walla Walla resident Marjorie June Schnebly, 89, died April 12, 2010, at the Washington Odd Fellows Home, 534 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2010, at Mountain View-Colonial DeWitt, 1551 Dalles Military Road, Walla Walla. The graveside service will be noon, Saturday, April 17, at Mountain View Cemetery, 2120 S. Second Ave., Walla Walla. The Rev. Albert Gillin of the First Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church Music Program, Christian Aid Center, Salvation Army or Walla Walla Community Hospice through the funeral home.

The oldest of three girls, Marjorie was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Walla Walla, to John and Clara Heimbigner Holwager. She graduated from Walla Walla High School in 1939 and attended Kinman Business College in Walla Walla. On July 27, 1940, she and Alwin "Kenneth" Schnebly married in Lewiston, Idaho. She and her husband moved to South Colby, Wash., near the Bremerton shipyards, then returned to the Walla Walla area when Kenneth was drafted into the military. After the war, the family moved to Milton-Freewater, then to Colfax where Marjorie cooked for harvest crews. The family then lived in the Umapine area and returned to Walla Walla in 1951. She worked as a typesetter at the Union-Bulletin for 10 years.

Marjorie enjoyed roller skating, visiting with family and camping along the Oregon and Washington coast. She loved little children and bargain shopping. She was a member of the Free Methodist Church and Bible Fellowship.

Marjorie is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Nancy and Jim Aeschliman of Walla Walla and Mary Ann and Doug Helton of Kent, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Gale and Kathy Schnebly of Aurora, Ore.; sister, Mildred Richardson of Walla Walla; 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and eight nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, August 1992; and a sister, Ruby Demaris.

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