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Marion Margie Bagley

June 11,1939 - July 01,2020

Obituary for Marion Margie Bagley

Marion Margie Bagley passed away July 1, 2020, at the age of 81, while being lovingly cared for at home in Seattle, Washington, following a brave battle with cancer.

Marion was born June 11, 1939, in Gulf, North Carolina.
A loving mother, dedicated wife, and a treasure to family and friends. She was a military wife to Charles E. Bagley for 28 years and lived in numerous places in the U.S., as well as oversees. They had two children, Charles E. Bagley Jr. (deceased in infancy) and Charlene E. Bagley.

In her later years, Marion lived in Hawaii on the island of Oahu; Spokane, Washington; and finally, Seattle, Washington.
She found great purpose and satisfaction helping others while working in Hawaii at a women’s shelter, and in Spokane as a tutor for blind students.

Marion experienced many obstacles in her life but developed great strength despite them. Her positive attitude, caring nature, acceptance of others, love of playing the keyboard, writing, painting, cooking, and going to concerts and plays brought joy to her life and endeared her to others. She made friends easily – MANY considering her a mother figure. She always joked that she didn’t remember having all of these children who saw her as a mother figure. So, I had to share my mom with many. Everyone loved her.

Marion is survived by her daughter Charlene, siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins, and many loving friends.

Thank you to Dr. Soma and staff (Gus, Jenny, Grace) at Seattle Swedish Oncology and the Providence Hospice Seattle caretakers. Thank you, especially, to my best friend, my sister, Patti Rogers. You are all angels walking amongst us!

Please share your loving memories of my mom with us, as we celebrate her life – My mom, my heart, my angel, my soulmate.

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If you wish to do something to honor her memory, we would encourage you to donate to the American Cancer Society.

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When I think of Marion, I think of her playing the keyboard and writing short stories in the morning. I think of her watching Christmas movies, the Seahawks games, and listening to the best tunes with Char. I think of her baking up a chocolate cake. I think of our time together at a Christmas band concert, and how much she loved music. I also think of her stength, her endless supply of love, her laughter, and how she brought brightness and kindness with her whenever she went. Marion, you are missed and loved, and will never leave our hearts.
- Victoria Boon
Marion...where do I begin? She truly has the most beautiful soul. We only had a few short years with her, but somehow it felt like she has been a part of us forever. We were beyond blessed to have her in our lives, even though it wasn't near long enough. Marion could light up the room with her beautiful smile and warm laughter. I will cherish every moment we got to spend with her. I will miss our visits and her wonderful stories and wisdom. I will hold close to my heart the wonderful times we spent together as a family. Laughing around the dinner table, watching Leah sing and perform musical pieces for us. The joy it brought Marion and all of us. I think of the last time they came over for dinner and Leah sang both parts of "For Good" from Wicked. The lyrics are so very true, ..."because I knew you, I have been changed for good". Char and Marion are our family and we love them both dearly. Thank you, my beautiful friend Char, for sharing your mom with so many. We are so grateful that you came into our lives.
- Lisa Keaton
Marion was one of the kindest persons I have ever known. She was an accomplished writer, musician, and artist, who had a particular insight into the hearts of others. Those in her life who experienced her caring and loving support and advice (and the most fascinating conversations!) must replace our reliance on her rare intuition with the relish of her recollection, of the loving kindness that was, and has passed, but will never disappear. We love you always, Marion.
- Beth Johnson
So sad to hear of Marion's passing. What a loving, wonderful woman! She had such a wonderful manner and elegance to her. Always a kind word delivered with a warm smile. Marion had such a warm heart and gentle spirit. I know she will live on in the hearts and memories of all who came in contact with her. Marion you raised a wonderful laughter in Char who is carrying on your legacy of loving kindness.
- Travis Damico
I met Marion when she was 80 and still full of life. I enjoyed hearing her stories about being a military wife. She and Char met me occasionally at Cafe Mecca for breakfasts and lively conversation. I had she and Char over to my apartment occasionally to see a movie about Blacks & Whites solving problems together. I knew she had cancer, but she never talked about it. She was always a wonderful person and great fun to be with. I will miss her!
- Skip dempesy
Marion was a pure joy to know and love. I will miss her tremendously. Her positive attitude, giving and caring nature, sass, and love of life were contagious. She made friends everywhere she went, and had a way of making you feel like "family" if you had the honor of knowing her long. I am blessed that she considered me sort of an adopted daughter. I will carry close to my heart, the fond memories of our times together. Love you Marion!
- Patti Rogers

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