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Marjorie (Godby) Gist (2008)

GIST, GODBY, ISENBERG, RAY, WILSON, WRIGHT

Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 2/29/2008 at 18:24:18

Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Iowa
February 28, 2008

MARJORIE GODBY GIST
Des Moines
Formerly of Earlham

Marjorie Godby Gist, age 101 and a half, died at Valley View Village in Des Moines on February 23, 2008. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday March 1, 2008 at the First Presbyterian Church in Earlham with burial in the Earlham Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.

Marjorie was married to Justie Gist, who was a Foreign Service Officer. They were assigned to seven countries in various parts of the world and traveled extensively.

She is survived by her son Robert Gist and wife Jill of Northampton, England; nephew John Godby and wife Jan of West Des Moines, IA; niece Jean Wright of Belle Plaine, IA; niece Mary Ray and husband Jim of Lincoln, NE; and niece Gretchen Isenberg of Grinnell, IA.

Memorials may be directed to the American Federation of the Blind.
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Kuhn Funeral Homes
Earlham, Iowa

Marjorie Godby Gist was born the daughter of Clement and Lilian (Wilson) Godby at Earlham, Iowa on July 11, 1906. She died at Valley View Village in Des Moines on February 23, 2008 at the age of 101 years, 7 months and 12 days.

Marjorie graduated from Earlham High School and attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids from 19241926, graduating from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA in 1928. She taught school in Akron, Ohio from 1929 until 1930. On August 19, 1930 Marjorie and Justie Ervin Gist of Lake City, Iowa were married at the Earlham Presbyterian Church. This union was blessed with two sons: William and Robert.

Since Justie was a Foreign Service Officer they traveled extensively to many parts of the world. Marjorie lived in 7 different foreign countries during her life. Even after she moved to Valley View Village in 1972 she traveled to countries such as France, England, China and the Caribbean. Marjorie always enjoyed social gatherings of every kind. She was a great cook and housekeeper, even in the most difficult of circumstances such as war torn Poland just after World War II.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Justie in 1976, her son William in 1950, her sister Dorothy Godby and brothers Robert and Jack Godby.

Marjorie is survived by her son Robert Gist and wife Jill of Northampton, England; nephew John Godby and wife Jan of West Des Moines, IA; niece Jean Wright of Belle Plain, IA; niece Mary Ray and husband Jim of Lincoln, NE; niece Gretchen Isenberg of Grinnell, IA and many great nieces and nephews, as well as many dear friends at Valley View Village.

Interment in Earlham cemetery.

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