A Sacred Moment


Marjorie Ann Dopps

January 01, 1935 - January 27, 2015

Faith, Family and Friends

Marjorie Ann Dopps, a lifelong Seattle resident, passed away on Tuesday, January 27 at the age of 80, with her daughter holding her hand. Marjorie was the only child of Forest and Madge Dopps. She is survived by her three children: Patrick Quinn, John Petheram and Wendy (Petheram) Carpenter, eight grandchildren (Scott, Angelina, EJ, Brian, Kristina, Sarah, Ryan and Eric) and three great-grandchildren that meant the world to her.

Marjorie began her working career with the telephone company in downtown Seattle until she became a wife/mother. After returning to work, she spent the next 20+ years with SAFECO Insurance CO in the University Tower, where she made many lifelong friends.

Marjorie's life can be defined by these simple words: Faith, Family and Friends. Marjorie loved to spend hours upon hours in her garden or reading a book with a cat curled up in her lap. Marjorie started attending Lake City Presbyterian Church at the age of five where she had been singing in the choir until she had to move into a full time care facility last March.

Many people have never had the opportunity to see an angel, or simply do not look well enough to see them walking among us. This doesn't mean they don't exist! We are truly some of the lucky ones, for not only have we seen an angel, but she was our mother, our grandmother and our friend.


We hope you can join us as we celebrate Marjorie's life at Lake City Presbyterian (lakecitypres.org) on Sunday, February 15, 2015 immediately after their worship service/coffee hour. We should begin at noon and will follow with a small luncheon. Marjorie would request that you wear your favorite color, or something that reminded you of her and happy times.


Marjorie loved her church and flowers, and the family has requested memorial donations to Lake City Presbyterian Church Choir or Altar Flowers or, to a charity of your choice.


Love is life

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Everything is, everything exists, only because I love. Everything is united by it alone. Love is God, and to die means that I, a particle of love, shall return to the general and eternal source.

Leo Tolstoy

Petals of Her Life

As beautiful as a rose to see,
Was her life she lived so gracefully.
She made things precious by her touch,
Her selfless love lives on in each of us.
The petals of her life fell one by one.
Each a gift of her heart,
'Til there were none.
Yet her radiance blooms once again
In fields of glory without end.

Author Unknown

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