• Date Of Birth: June 27, 1925
  • Date Of Death: December 4, 2016
  • State: Montana

Margie Elaine (Nelson) Ortman (91)

Margie went home to the Lord Jesus on December 4, 2016 in Kalispell, Montana.

Margie was born June 27, 1925 in Portland, North Dakota to Norval and Clara Nelson and was the 2nd of their 6 children.

She attended elementary school in Chester, Montana. She moved to Ferndale in 1935 (near Bigfork, Montana),   where she attended school in Ferndale and Bigfork. She graduated from high school while working at Keyport Naval Station in Washington, supporting World War II.

While there she met and married Warren Ortman on June 28, 1944 in Poulsbo, Washington. Her married life kept her busy as a homemaker, mother and wife. Last June Warren and Margie celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary!

Margie lived for the last 45 years in the Lakeside, Montana area. She was always helping in church activities wherever they attended, including Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She enjoyed gardening, flower gardens, sewing, needlework, oil painting and portraits in chalk. She especially was a friend to ladies who lived close by. In later years, she created a countless number of quilts for family and mission works around the world.

Margie was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters-Bernice and Evelyn, one daughter Karen, one granddaughter and one great granddaughter.

Margie is survived by: her husband Warren, one daughter- Arlene, one son- Marvin, one sister-Echo, two brothers –Edward and Leon, 12 grandchildren, many great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild.

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