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Marjorie Lea Colglazier , Age: 91
June 03, 1932 - March 29, 2024

Marjorie L. (Hackney) Colglazier, 91, passed away March 29, 2024 in the comfort of her home, surrounded by the love of her family and the incredible care of her hospice team and the amazing care takers at A Place Called Home.  Marge was born (1932) and grew up in Paoli, Indiana and graduated from high school in 1950. She was active in academics, drama club, sports and more with many friends who she stayed in touch with throughout her life.  


In 1955 she met the love of her life, William (Bill), and they were married. Within days of marriage, Bill left for France where he was stationed in the Army.  The small town girl soon followed and traveled alone to New York and then on to France.  She loved telling this story and how she was never afraid and so excited to see the world. This was just the beginning of the travel and adventures she and Bill would have together, including their time in France, Germany, Missouri, Georgia, Indiana, and Washington where they made their home. During their 3 years in France, their son, Terry Colglazier was born and then their daughter Cheryl (Sullivan-Colglazier), joined them 2 years later while stationed at Fort Lewis, WA. Together the family engaged in many activities including skiing, hiking, ice skating, biking, camping and more. She was a skilled bowler, earning many awards and an amazing dancer. She was that person everyone wanted to dance with.  She and Bill would sometimes find that everyone else had sat down to watch them gracefully glide or jitterbug across the dance floor.


Marge’s family was priority number 1 and she was in charge of everything to do with the home – mother, wife, accountant, housekeeper and maintenance woman, gardener, animal lover and trainer, shuttle service, cheerleader, the setter and enforcer of rules, and the list goes on. She is the beloved Mammaw to her grandchildren and great grandchildren and a “second mom” to many. Outside of the home she meant so much to so many people. Her intelligent, loving, welcoming, caring approach with people made her special in many lives.  Children and animals loved her. You’ve heard of Doctors without Borders, Marge was a friend, mom, and mammaw without borders. And, as many can attest to, she gave the best hugs in the world!


She has been a respected, admired, and loved woman to many. This includes how she was the “softball mom” to many of girls on fast-pitch softball teams Bill coached. She had a kind, gentle way about her and made friends everywhere she went, even in the stores and restaurants she frequented.


She was preceded in death by her parents Ermal and Holice Hackney, sister Mary Fleming, and husband Bill. She is survived by her son Terry (Mary Kaech Colglazier, decd), daughter Cheryl (Linda Sullivan-Colglazier), her 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, many cherished nieces and nephews, and other extended family members (including our dogs, cats, and goats).


Her love of life, family, and the world around her will always be remembered and her physical presence will be missed in our journeys. While her body stayed strong, her final few years were effected drastically by dementia. And yet she maintained her loving, kind ways, her sense of humor, and the ability to give the very best of hugs. She is in a better place now and her family is thankful.


Memorial services will be held at Woodlawn Funeral Home, 5930 Mullen Rd SE, Lacey on April 11, 2024 at 11:00 a.m.  In lieu of flowers, do something that spreads love and kindness.


Additional Service: Memorial Service
Location: Woodlawn Funeral Home
Address: 5930 Mullen Rd Se
City: Lacey
State: WA
Zip Code: 98503
Date of Service: April 11, 2024
Time of Service: 11:00 a.m.
Additional Information: No Additional Information Added


Carol and Bernie Purvis April 05, 2024

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We are sorry for your loss. Losing a mother is so hard. May she rest in peace. The Purvis'

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