Posted: Wed 7:02 AM, Jan 22, 2014
April 14, 1932 - January 14, 2014
Marjorie Coolidge Wirth, 81, died January 14, 2014, in Bryan, Texas after a long illness. Services are being planned for a date to be determined later this summer. Marjorie was a long time resident of Blowing Rock, N.C. and had recently relocated with her husband to Bryan to be closer to family.
She was born April 14, 1932 in Binghamton, N.Y. to Franklin and Miriam Coolidge. Her father retired as the Dean of Education SUNY in Cortland, N.Y. and her mother was a homemaker. Marjorie was the valedictorian of Cortland High School in 1949 and obtained her undergraduate degree in English at Syracuse University where she meet and married her husband William “Bill” R. Wirth in 1954.
Bill was commissioned in the United States Air Force after receiving his Master's at Syracuse University and the family lived in several locations over his long career including Texas, Arkansas and finally retiring to Blowing Rock NC in 1978 after an assignment in Anchorage, Alaska. Marjorie had a successful work career, even with the transfers, serving primarily as an officer with Heritage Publishing Companies in both the North Little Rock AR and Boone NC locations.
Along with her husband, Marjorie was actively involved in the Kiwanis Club of Boone, NC. Her most treasured memories where those of working with the Appalachian State University Circle K. She enjoyed mentoring the students during their time at ASU.
Marjorie is survived by her husband, Bill Wirth; her daughter, Tracy Frank and her husband Greg of Bryan; son, William “Rusty” R. Wirth, III of New Orleans; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.