11/13/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Marjorie Clendenin

 Marjorie B. Sawyer Clendenin
(1917 - 12 Nov 2006)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   There is more sad news today.    Jimmy DeBerry's ('64 - of VA) wife,    Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick High School - '66) has lost her mother.  

From the Daily Press - 11/13/06:

          Marjorie B. Clendenin
NEWPORT NEWS - Marjorie B. Clendenin, 89, mother of Melody DeBerry, Brick Clendenin and Jerry Clendenin, died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2006. Arrangements by Peninsula Funeral Home.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/13/2006.

NEWPORT NEWS - Marjorie B. Sawyer Clendenin, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 12, 2006. She was a native of Elizabeth City, N.C., and a long time Peninsula resident. Mrs. Clendenin retired from Gambro, Inc., and was a member of Temple Baptist Church. Preceded in death by her parents, C. W. and Bertha Sawyer; sister, Eleanor Sawyer, and brother, C. W. Sawyer Jr., she is survived by her daughter, Melody C. DeBerry and her husband, Jim of Newport News; two sons, A. C. 'Brick' Clendenin II and his wife, Barbara of Newport News and Jerry Clendenin and his wife, Michaela of Amherst, Va.; a brother, Norbert G. Sawyer and his wife, Eugenia; five grandchildren, Carter Clendenin, Tammy Clendenin, Jeff Clendenin, Amy Davis, and Doug DeBerry; also five great-grandchildren, Taylor and Justin Davis, Grayson and Jordan DeBerry and Aiden Clendenin; and a special sister-in-law, Pearl N. Sawyer. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 in Peninsula Funeral Home. A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in Peninsula Memorial Park with Rev. Dr. R. Furman Kenney officiating. Memorials may take the form of contributions to Dominion Village of Poquoson, 531 Wythe Creek Road, Poquoson, VA 23662 or the Alzheimer's Foundation, 6315 N. Center Drive, Suite 233, Norfolk, VA 23502. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to the staff of Dominion Village of Poquoson for the loving kindness and care they gave our mother/grandmother/great-grandmother during her time there.

Published in the Daily Press on 11/14/2006.

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Ms. Marjorie was truly a lovely lady. She was more than just a neighbor to us in that she was sort of like another grandmother to our girls. She cared about those around her and always had an encouraging word. She will be missed by all who knew her and we loved her very much.
Sammy and Debbie Bridgman
Sam Bridgman (Newport News, VA ) -  November 13, 2006
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DOUG COLLINS (MIDDLETOWN, OH ) -  November 13, 2006
I was very sorry to hear about Margie yesterday, but I know she is at peace now. I have many good memories with her through the years with all of our family. She was a joy to be around and shared many laughs! I love you all - please know that you are in my thoughts (Courtenay's too).
Karen Norton (Yorktown, VA ) -  November 13, 2006
I am so sorry for your loss, I used to run in to your mom when I was out shopping and we would talk about the old days. I know you miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Jamey Douglas-Bacon (Newport News, VA ) -  November 13, 2006
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I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.
Robert Bazzani (Yorktown, VA ) -  November 14, 2006
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Jimmy, I am sorry for the loss of your Mother-in-Law. Like I shared with you some time back ...guys like you, Wingo and Anspach have always been my heroes and it saddens me when sorrow enters the lives of heroes. May God comfort you and your family.
Jim Dossett (Punta Gorda, FL )  -  November 14, 2006
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I was so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow.
Bob Born (Lynchburg)  -  November 15, 2006  
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Mel, please know that I will be praying for you and your family in the loss of your mother. It was 14 years ago today that I lost my Dad.
with thoughts and prayers,
Cheryl Burnham Nicholas (Newport News, VA )  -  November 15, 2006 
Dear Melody and family,

I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. May love and fond memories will help you through this difficult time.

Susie Collier McKown (Hampton, VA )  -  November 15, 2006  
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Melody, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda L. Lane (Williamsburg, VA )  -  November 15, 2006 

   Our sincerest sympathies are extended to Mrs. Clendenin's entire family and all her many friends.

  From Melody Clendenin DeBerry (Warwick HS - '66) of VA - 11/20/06 - "Mom's passing":

Hi, Carol,
I just want to say thank you for your kindness in creating a memorial page when my mother, Marjorie Clendenin, died on Nov. 12.  It really touched    Jim (DeBerry - '64) and me that you would do that for my mom.  Thanks, too, to the NNHS alumni who posted messages on the Daily Press obituary website and also sent cards.  Thoughtfulness of friends always eases the pain of loss when a loved one dies.  My mom was a fun lady, always laughing.  She loved her family.  Although Alzheimer's disease stole her memory, she was sweet and loving to the end.  Now she is in a better place with the angels.  Thanks for caring.
Melody Clendenin DeBerry

   Thank you, Melody.  I wish I had known your mama.  She must have been very special to have raised such a sweet and wonderful daughter as you.


  Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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Carol Buckley Harty
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