Marjorie Jeanne (Nelson) Hoagland passed away on March 22, 2021. She was born at home in Albion, Nebraska on March 12, 1926. She was the first of 6 children born to her father Lester Bryon Nelson and mother Marie Blanche (Sloane) Nelson. While in Nebraska, the family lived and worked on her grandmother Bertha Carolyn Nelson's farm. She encountered deep snow walking to school and the hot dry dirt storms and tornadoes. There were also good times. Being a tomboy during those 10 years in Nebraska were her most memorable and happiest years. She attended Pleasant View school through the 5th grade.
In August 1936, the family moved to Nampa, Idaho living with Lester's brother Clarence and renting a farm nearby. In October 1937 they moved to their own farm north of Melba, Idaho. She graduated from Melba High school in 1943, attended business school, and worked for the Idaho First National Bank in Nampa. On a blind date she met Roy Hoagland and was married in May of 1947. They farmed south of Melba for 2 years then moved to Reynolds Creek to ranch and raise their 2 kids Jerry and Rhonda. Marjorie worked for the Owyhee County Assessor's office part time then full time retiring in 1983. Roy and Marjorie moved to the River place in 1981. She worked her garden and planted trees and shrubs to stop the fierce wind. She lived for an evening walk after work at Reynolds and later a loop around the Outback field at the river. She loved to read books. To the end she was interested in and proud of her grand kids and great grandchildren and the goings on in the County and politics.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Marie, brothers LB Nelson, Danny Nelson, Harley Nelson.
She is survived by her sister Patricia Nelson, and brother Larry Nelson; Children Jerry Hoagland and Rhonda Huff (Mike); Grandchildren Brad Huff (Mary), Nicole Lindauer (Earl), great grandchildren, Noah Shaw, Mackay Jeanne Huff, Josh Lindauer, Seren Lindauer.
A family service will be held March 29, 2021. Marjorie was in good hands with Saint Alphonsus's special nurses Suzie, Renee and Stacy with their utmost compassion and Chaplain Mark for helping us get through this hard time. Memorial donations may be made to the Owyhee County Historical Museum.
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