Marjorie TullyMarjorie Tully was born Marjorie May McDonald on September 8, 1916, on a farm north of Glasston, North Dakota.
Marjorie Tully was born Marjorie May McDonald on September 8, 1916, on a farm north of Glasston, North Dakota. In 1918, when she was just a year and a half old, her family (mother May, father William Wallace and brother Allan) moved to Saskatchewan where they farmed and Marjorie and Allan attended school until they returned to N.D. in the fall of 1930. They spent the winter of 1930-31 in Longview, Washington and again returned to N.D. in May 1931. Marjorie and her mother lived with the Walter Nordstrom family in the winter of 1931-32 so Marjorie could finish 8th grade at the Pratford country school.
In December 1949, Marjorie married Edwin Tully and moved to Ed’s farm between Glasston and Bowesmont, just 2 miles from Marjorie’s family home. She lived on their farm until January 2011, when she moved to Wedgewood Manor in Cavalier after an illness.
Marjorie was a farm woman to the core. When they were making corn silage in a pit silo, it was Marjorie driving the little Ford tractor down into the pit to pack it down. When they were loading grain out of the bin, it was Marjorie in the bin shoveling grain. She cooked, sewed, gardened, canned, painted and decorated the house, knit, crocheted, embroidered, milked the cows, drove the grain truck, trapped the gophers and mowed the yard.
Marjorie’s father died in 1947, her husband Ed died in 1971 and her mother died in 1975 leaving Marjorie alone and independent for the first time in her life, at almost 59 years of age. She was strong, funny, competent, sturdy, a solid friend to many and a center of the family. She had the best memory of anyone you would ever know.
Marjorie was also preceded in death by her brother Allan (“Sandy”) McDonald, nephew Elliott and niece Sandra McDonald.
She is survived and will be greatly missed by her niece Mary Beth McDonald and Mary’s husband Kevin Reilly, her great-nephews Greg Andreen and his wife Lisa, Frank Andreen and his wife Patricia, and Peter Reilly, her great nieces Teletha McDonald and her husband Erick, Margaret McDonald and her husband Jesse Foolbear, and Cassie McDonald. She also leaves great-great nieces and nephews Caitlin, Stefanie, Emily, David, Joseph, Erick and Ally.
Funeral service is scheduled for Monday, March 5th, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at the Drayton United Methodist Church, Drayton.
Visitation will be held at the church on Monday for one hour prior to the funeral service.
Interment will be in the Cavalier Cemetery.
Austin Funeral Home, Drayton.