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Margaret 'Marge' J. Likely

February 27, 1927 April 28, 2012

Marge Likely passed away Saturday, April 28, 2012. She was born Marge Blandel in Utica, Mich., in 1927. As a young woman she married Norlyn Schoof who preceded her in death. After Norm's passing, Newt Likely met Marge at the Utica post office where she was employed.

In 1973, Marge moved to Jacksonville, Ore., with Newt on the condition that her mother would agree to move as well. It was here that they built their home and his shop as well as a home for her mother. Marge was a dedicated daughter to her mother Anna Konar throughout her life. Newt became very dedicated to her as well.

For many years, Marge worked for Jacksonville Drug where she managed the gift department, purchasing beautiful gifts for the store and her home

Marge loved nature. She would nurture her plants and feed the resident deer, although the deer would often feed on her plants. She enjoyed spending time taking pictures of lop ear and her fawns or capturing a perfect shot of a snow-capped Mount Pitt.

She is survived by Newt's daughters, Kay and Judy Likely; her cousin, Janet (Jan) and husband John (Jack) Stahl; Newt's great-nephew, Keith and wife Keltie Nelson; as well as several cousins in Michigan. Her husband, Newt, preceded her in death.

Jan was more like a younger sister to Marge, their relationship and bond lasted decades.

A memorial will be held at her home May 12, 2012, at 1:00 p.m.. Arrangements by Memory Gardens Mortuary.