Marjorie Helene Cannon

26_obit_marjorie-canonMarjorie Helene Cannon, 92, of Choteau, died Oct. 12 at a Great Falls Hospital from natural causes.

Funeral services will be held on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Choteau. Interment will be in the Choteau Cemetery following her services.  Visitation was held  on Oct. 16 at the Gorder Jensen Funeral Home in Choteau.

Marjorie Helene Cannon was born in Parshall, N.D. on Sept. 17, 1920 to Theodore James and Martha Augusta Price.  She moved to Spokane, Wash., in 1924 and attended Bryant Grade School, Lewis & Clark High School and Kelsey Baird Business School.  During World War II, she worked as a secretary for the U.S. Navy in Seattle and later for the Carnation Company.  Her son Tim was born in Seattle. In 1948, Marjorie moved to Montana where her other three children, Pat, Dan and Kitty, were born.  She married Dr. Porter Cannon in 1969.

Marjorie’s interests were widespread.  She served as the first President of the Choteau Toastmasters Club, the first President of the Teton Hospital Auxiliary, the first President of Prairie Mountain Players and was a Charter Board Member of the Performing Arts League.  She served on the Library Board and Church Council and taught Sunday School and Bible School for many years.  She enjoyed reading, calligraphy, quilting, cooking, golf and bridge.

She is survived by her three children, Tim and Pat, both of Choteau, and Kitty of Bozeman; step-daughter Carolyn Salansky of Montana; daughters-in-law Barby and Debbie Saylor, both of Choteau; grandchildren Thorn of Virginia, Brett of Florida, and Devann Saylor of Choteau; step-grandchildren Brian of Idaho and Mark Dilenge of Hawaii, Keyna Myers of Great Falls, Kari Aldrich of Denver, Colo., Jael Marx of Washington, and Zachary LaSalle of Montana; and great-grandchildren Kaitlin of Germany, Michael and Neeley, both of Virginia, Lane of Florida, Kaela of Montana, Quintin, Cassidy and Austin, all of Idaho, and Porter of Washington; and niece Marie Morrow of Washington.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters Eloise and Muriel; her brother Gene; her husband Porter; her step-daughter Sue; and her son Dan.

Memorials suggested by the family are Friends of the Library, P.O. Box 876, Choteau; Peace Hospice, P.O. Box 455, Choteau; and Trinity Lutheran Church Stained Glass Window fund, c/o Trinity Lutheran Church, Choteau.

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