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Marjorie Olive Bovee

1917 - 2004

Marjorie O. Wheeler Bovee

Marjorie O. Bovee was born Marjorie Olive Wheeler on October 7, 1917 in Golden, Illinois.

Marjorie was a teacher in Public Grade School and taught art as a special subject. During World War II, she resigned to work for Boeing Aircraft in Seattle. After the war she returned to Illinois and worked in Chicago in the Illinois Bell Telephone Company business office and also did some public relations shows for the company.

Marjorie returned to Seattle where she met and married Kenneth Marvin Bovee. They devoted much time and effort in teaching the Bahá'i World Faith. They also participated in activities with organizations such as the American Indian Women's Service League, the Alaska Native Sisterhood, and the Urban League.

Marjorie traveled extensively throughout the United States as a Bahá'i teacher and lecturer. She and Kenneth visited all seven continents and had circled the globe several times in their desire to meet and learn about the peoples of the world. In 1991, the couple moved to Evergreen Place active retirement community in Renton where in 1999 she wrote her first book, A Soul in Search of Itself.

Since childhood Marjorie's heart had always gone out regardless of race or creed, to those in need, poor or rich, to the helpless and to those who needed help to help themselves. She said she wrote her second book, Encounter with Seven Continents and Beyond..., "to share what my late husband and I had seen and experienced in our travels."

Marjorie passed away on May 14, 2004 in Renton, Washington. She is deeply missed by family and friends.

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