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Marjorie Moore

BRISTOL- Marjorie Moore, 91 of Bristol and formerly of Fargo, North Dakota died on Monday, July 12, 2010 at Sun Dial Manor in Bristol, SD. A memorial service will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 17, 2010 at the United Methodist Church in Bristol, Rev. John Hisel will officiate. Mrs. Moore was cremated and inurnment will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo. Visitation with family present will be 5-7 P.M. Friday at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. Fiksdalfuneral.com. Marjorie Blake Cox was born on October 2, 1918 to Harry and Amy (Blake) Cox at Walnut Grove, Minnesota. At the age of five she moved with her family to Tracy, Minnesota where Marjorie attended kindergarten through high school. She then attended Tracy Junior College, an affiliate of Mankato State College for two years. She married Ralph E. Mick on August 15, 1940, making their home in Fargo, North Dakota. While Ralph was in the service she worked in California and then in Sioux Falls as a manager of Daschow Busch Ready to Wear & Furs from 1943-1946. They returned to Fargo where she worked as a secretary/bookkeeper for Paul Mark Manufacturing and Rothrock Publishing. She also worked for the F.A.A. Hector Airport. A daughter, Kimberly Ann was born in 1954. In 1961 Marjorie became an administrator assistant at Lewis & Clark Elementary School within the Fargo Public School system until her retirement in 1986. Her husband, Ralph passed away on December 16, 1976. On December 31, 1989 she married Wallace Moore, of Bristol, South Dakota, in Fargo. They made their home in Bristol and wintered in Corpus Christi, Texas for fifteen years. Marj entered Sun Dial Manor in Bristol in December 2006. Marjorie was a member of First United Methodist Church in Fargo where she sang in the sanctuary choir for 46 years and was active in the U.M.W. She was also a member of the Fargo Moorhead Federated Music Club, a women’s quartet, “Notables” Music Club Chorus, the Fargo Moorhead Opera Company, all of Fargo, the Octavo Study Club and Bristol-Butler United Methodist Church U.M.W. in Bristol. She loved traveling, especially to Florida and Kaluia, Kona, Hawaii. She shared her talent of music and friendship with many. Marjorie passed away on Monday, July 12, 2010 at Bristol, South Dakota at the age of 91 years, 9 months and 10 days. She is survived by her husband, Wallace Moore of Bristol, SD; a grandson, Evan Persen of Rice Lake, WI; a granddaughter, Jane Persen of St. Paul, MN; nephews, Floyd (Jill) Hansmeier and Keith (Theresa) Hansmeier both of Bristol, SD; nieces LaDonna (Arnold) Jensen of Westbrook, MN and Louise (Ralph) Oakland of Bristol, SD; great nephews, Jeff (Rhonda) Jensen of Buffalo, MN, Kevin (Jayne) Swanson of McLean, VA and Preston Hansmeier of Bristol, SD; great nieces, Amy Jensen of Westbrook, MN, Deborah (Ross) Johnson of Apple Valley, MN, MN, Becky Hansmeier of Dallas, TX, Heidi Oakland, Larissa Hansmeier, Amy Hansmeier, Desiree Hansmeier, Josie Oakland and Bethany Hansmeier all of Bristol, SD; six great-great nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Willis (Mary) Carruth of Village Mills, TX and special friends, Carley Watts of Minneapolis, MN and Jody Everson of Burnsville, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Ralph, a daughter, Kimberly Persen, a son-in-law, Tom Persen, a nephew, Jim Swanson, a grandnephew, Cornell Jensen and a grandniece, Paula Jensen.

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