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Mary Marjolaine Truedson

December 10, 1922 — June 10, 2017

Mary Marjolaine Bruer Truedson, known by many as Marge, several by Granny T, some by Auntie M, and five by Mom, died in her sleep June 10, 2017 in Seaside, Oregon. She was born to Faye and Henry Bruer in a logging camp in Kerry, Oregon on December 10, 1922, the wedding anniversary of her soon to be favorite uncle, Uncle Bill. Uncle Bill left his young wife that stormy night to drive a railroad handcar up the line to fetch the doctor in a driving snowstorm. Marge grew up, dividing her time between Clatsop and Columbia Counties. She had one brother, Wesley Bruer who proceeded her in death in 2013. She graduated from St. Helens High School in 1940 where she was well known for her art and roller skating skills. She lived through the Great Depression learning the value of waste not want not. She married Carlton Purvis and together they had three children: Carla, Marcia, and Mel. The marriage ended and later she married Donald Truedson and they had two more children: Patti and Paul. Mary and Donald made their home in St. Helens. Donald worked at "the papermill." Besides being a wife and mother Marge painted, drew, sewed, crocheted, and even worked for Carl Brandenfel of Brandenfels Baldness Scalp Hair Care Health Beauty Toiletry. Marge didn't work for the infamous hair care division, she worked for Oregon Holly, gift baskets and parcels. She made everything from "Kissing Balls" made from pine cones and mistletoe to elaborate swags and baskets. She even made a few designs of her own. She and her coworkers often came away from work giggling "probably from the glue." After the last of her five children graduated from St. Helens High School and Donald retired, they sold their house and moved to Seaside where Marge devoted a great deal of her time to painting. She took classes, joined the Trail's End Art Guild, and even had a small room in a co-op where she sold paintings, cards, rock people, and sand dollar Christmas ornaments among other things. She loved oil painting with brushes the best. The couple traveled by air, rail, ship, and car all across the United States mainland, Mexico and the Hawaiian Islands. Donald preceded Marge in death in 2006. Marge is survived by her five children, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and even a couple great-great grandchildren. No funeral is scheduled. Any memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

Funeral Home:
Hughes-Ransom Mortuary Astoria
576 12th St
Astoria, OR 97103
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