In Memoriam

In

Memoriam

Directors
Col Ruth Cheney Streeter
Col Katherine A. Towle
Col Margaret M. Henderson
Col Barbara J. Bishop
Col Jeanette I. Sustad
BGen Margaret A. Brewer

Sergeants Major
Bertha L. Peters Billeb
Evelyn E. "Beth" Albert
Ouida W. Craddock
Mabel A. R. Otten
June V. Andler

Thoughts for a Woman Marine

Please bow your heads in silence remembering that these women Marines were an example for us to follow and we shall promise that their memory will not fade from us.

A Memorial for our Sister Marine

A band of sisters we are called—and rightly so, for ours is a kinship of the spirit and the ties of the spirit which bind us are as enduring as the ties of blood or birth. This spirit—this Esprit De Corps—is the common heritage of all who, like us, have been Marines. It is epitomized in our proud motto: Once a Marine, Always a Marine. It recognizes no barriers of time or place—or rank or station. It lives in the loving memory of those who, having served beside us, have finished their course and answered their final muster.

Throughout our lives we hold them in our hearts and prayers. We perpetuate their memory in scholarships which open doors of opportunity to others. Moreover, each time we gather in convention, we pause to honor them in a service of remembrance and love. This, then, is that pause of loving remembrance which strengthens and renews the ties that bind us, one to another, as friends and as Marines. Our sister members of the Women Marines Association have been called by our Divine Commandant to join Him in Eternal Life. We are her sister Marines. We honor her memory and pray for the repose of her soul.

May all the souls of our departed sister Marines rest in peace.

Prayer for a Woman Marine

Creator of us all,

Make me ever aware of your presence. Grant me the wisdom, patience and courage to be always faithful in carrying out your purpose for my life. Help me that I may ever live as one, who, conscious of the blessings of country, evident by my responsible actions, the highest ideals by which I have sought to serve and live. May I do all things to the honor and glory of your holy name.

Amen.

 

IN MEMORIAM

LAST NAMEFIRST NAMEMIDDLE NAMESERVICE NAMEDEATH

AMATO

JOYCE

N

NESHEIM

12/16/2017

ANDERSON

AGNES

M

ANDERSON

9/16/2017

ANDERSON

ELSIE

M

 

2/4/2018

ANDERSON

EVELYN

G

GORDON

8/29/2016

ANKER

EDREY

S

SCHENDEL

2/19/2018

ANKER

SHASTA

L

HUGGINS

12/1/2017

ARCHER

BARBARA

M

MAULBETSCH

10/8/2016

ATAMAN

ELAINE

 

MCDONALD

11/22/2016

AUSTIN

AVIS

 

LANDERS

10/17/2017

BAILEY

MARY

LOUISE

YINGER

6/8/2018

BALCHUNAS

ELLA

R

LOS

11/8/2017

BARDEN

JOYCE

LOUISE

BARDEN

5/22/2017

BARONE

LORNA

B

 

3/11/2018

BAUM

JACQUELINE

 

BAUM

6/25/2016

BEADLING

LOIS

J

 

6/12/2018

BISHOP

MARIE

 

 

4/26/2018

BLACKBURN

EDNA

E

NOBLES

6/11/2013

BLACKMON

MARY

ELIZABETH

WICKING

3/13/2018

BLICK

GENEVIEVE

P

WAICHULIS

4/25/2017

BOLTON

GLADYS

R

HEBERT

11/5/2015

BORK

JANE

L

WATKINS

12/4/2016

BOWEN

GENEVIEVE

G

GORDON

1/2/2018

BRADBURY

ROSE MARIE

T

VARGO

October 2016

BRADLEY

VERONICA

 

BYRNES

2/25/2018

BROWN

DOROTHY

A

DURANT

8/8/2017

BROWN

GENEVIEVE

C

CALLAHAN

11/13/2016

BROZOVICH

BILLIE

C

 

9/11/2017

BRUNELLE

RITA

MILDRED

 

10/14/2014

BRUNO

DROTHA

M

STUART

6/13/2017

CAIN

GEORGETTE

NOELLA

WHIRLEY

12/11/2015

CALLAWAY

HELEN

T

TRIONE

2/27/2017

CAMPBELL

LUCILLE

J

MAYFIELD

2/2/2018

CAPRON

BETTY

JANE

 

1/24/2018

CARNEY

VERA

M

HILDRETH/PACE

12/11/2016

CASTRO-JOYAL

LUZ

D

 

6/16/2017

CHAPMAN

PEGGY

P

PEGUES

4/11/2017

CHASE

ANNE

M

PAULSEN

8/23/2016

CHILDERS

ELEANOR

L

 

5/17/2017

CLARK-WOLFORD

LINDA

NADINE

CLARK

2/3/2018

CLAYTON

HELENE

H

HERVEY

7/11/2016

CLEARY

HELEN

P

 

11/5/2016

CLEVELAND

MARGARET

H

KLEIN

10/16/2015

COFFIN

MARJORIE

 

LARSON

7/2/2016

COGSWELL

MARILYN

MICKEY

NEWHOUSE

10/18/2017

COLE

BEGONIA

L

SAXTON

12/3/2017

COLEMAN-HODGES

IRIS

L

SHAFFNER

12/17/2016

COLLINS

ANNE

H

HAGGERTY

4/20/2017

COLLINS

BETTY

S

STARIN

10/3/2016

COLLINS

HELEN

L

GEILFUSS

6/21/2017

COOPER

PHYLLIS

D

COOK/DEMING

6/3/2017

CORMIER-AGAN

DIANE

 

CORMIER

6/24/2016

CROUTHAMEL

MARY

E

BUTLER

1/21/2017

CROWELL

SHIRLEY

M

MAGOWAN

7/23/2017

CZARNECKI

GERALDINE

G

KIOUSIS

2/27/2017

DANIELSEN

LUCILLE

V

MCLACHLAN

3/2/2017

DARVIN

GWENDOLYN

 

DALTON

7/19/2016

DAVIES

NORMA

R

CALAJOE

5/8/2017

DAVIS

CONSTANCE

K

KEENAN

1/3/2017

DETWILER

SANDRA

L

 

9/2/2016

DIVALERIO

ANN

M

SERIO

5/28/2017

DOBRYNSKI

ALICE

M

MESSING

11/25/2017

DOKKEN-CAMERON

LYNDA

K

ARNESON

9/6/2017

DONLEY

ETHEL

 

SIGEL

3/13/2018

DRAKE

NATALIE

AGNES

 

6/5/2018

EDMUNDS

DOLORES

JOSEPHINE

WALLACE

4/8/2016

ELLIOTT

LOIS

T

KUNKEL

10/15/2015

ENSOR

NANCY

HOUGHTON

 

6/2/2018

FAY

ALICE

E

EARLY

11/2/2017

FRANCO

GLORIA

 

GUNDERSON

8/25/2016

FRANCONERE

RITA

 

 

7/27/2016

FROST

SARAH

AUSTIN

AUSTIN

12/21/2017

GALE

IRIS

M

LOCKER

2/14/2017

GALVAN

GAYE

L

SALMON

1/17/2017

GANZEL

THELMA

S

SEVERIN

7/8/2017

GEESAMAN

MARION

C

 

6/29/2018

GEILING

MARY

E

STOWELL

10/28/2016

GERETY

MARGARET

 

 

2/9/2017

GERMAN

KATHLEEN

V

FOLEY

1/29/2017

GESSLEMAN

F RUTH

 

HARRIS

11/20/2016

GIBBS

ELEANOR

M

MARSHALL

9/5/2016

GILBERTSON

ELEANORE

 

BRANDEN

2/9/2016

GILLAN

GLENNA

B

ANDERSON

6/29/2015

GLAZE

HAZEL

V

FENIMORE

12/12/2017

GOODALL

STELLA

H

ANDREWS

10/1/2017

GOSS

VIOLET

P "PAT"

PENDLETON

3/6/2018

GOULD

VIRGINIA

A

INGRAM

12/28/2017

GRAY

JEANNINE

A

 

5/1/2018

GRBINICH

BEBE

 

BERNER

11/30/2017

GREDICEK

CATHERINE

R

PAWLICK

5/5/2017

GREIG

JUNE

IRIS

ANDERSON/VIERRA

5/23/2017

GUARAGLIA

CONCETTA

R

MUSSUMECI

10/3/2017

GUNSTON-BROWN

SHIRLEY

E

GUNSTON

8/12/2016

GUSTAFSON

ELEANOR

A

CICHOCKE/CLARK

5/1/2016

HAFFEY

MARIE

L

MCCLUNG

11/6/2016

HAGAMAN

MARGARET

A

BOGNER

5/8/2018

HAGENER

LILLIAN

 

 

10/23/2016

HALLAGAN

PATRICIA

D

DAY

5/15/2017

HAMADYK

JEANNE

A

 

5/6/2018

HAMBLET

JULIA

E

 

4/17/2017

HAMILTON

DOLORES

L

GRUNECH

5/2/2017

HAMILTON

PATRICIA

M A

FISHER/GRAHAM

6/25/2018

HAMMOND

JOAN

 

 

5/11/2017

HARMS

RUTH

S

SAUNDERS

1/25/2017

HARRISON

VERONICA

M

SMITH

10/17/2016

HARTFORD

ELIZABETH

M

ALLEN

1/7/2018

HEDIGER

AUDREY

L

MARTS

6/19/2017

HELMLE

CHARMIAN

 

HEPP

3/30/2017

HERSHEY

DOTTIE

M

DAILEY

4/28/2017

HIGGINS

CLARE

D

SHILLUE

10/5/2016

HILLMYER

MARIE

E

SYDLOWSKI

4/24/2017

HIRSCHMANN

OZETTA

M

GROFF

12/13/2016

HITER

RITA

MARY

 

6/6/2016

HOKANSON

CLARE

R

BULLITT/RALSTON

6/21/2017

HOKIT

CATHERINE

T

TOOTHMAN

3/3/2018

HOLT

LAURA

JEAN

LOVE

9/29/2016

HONSE

DELLA

AMANDA

PIFER / ALLEN

12/28/2016

HUBACH

CORNELIA

B

HOPE

7/13/2016

HUCKABA

ANN

J

JACKSON TAYLOR

10/12/2017

HUFFER

DOROTHY

G

GEARHART

11/7/2017

HUNT

HELEN

 

HUNT

8/5/2016

IVES

MARIAN

B

BAUER

3/8/2017

JENNINGS

MARY

ELLEN

BURRILL

12/31/2014

JOHANNSEN

INEZ

 

 

8/9/2016

JOHN

SHIRLEY

M

FERREN

4/29/2018

JOHNSON

J

A

BAFUS

3/16/2018

JONES

FRANCES

RUTH

WATERBURY

3/23/2016

JOSEPH

ERICKA

 

 

1/10/2017

JUAN-WELLS

EDNA

 

JUAN

5/6/2017

KARRASCH

PATRICIA

L

KARRASCH

2/17/2017

KELLER

REGINA

A

ARTINGSTALL

4/28/2016

KELLERHALS

CLARA

LOU

FOXWORTHY

7/19/2015

KENNEY

MARIANNE

 

HUTTLE

10/17/2017

KILLEFER

CAROLYN

 

CLOTHIER

11/19/2017

KIRCHGESSNER

JACKIE

M

LUTHER

5/3/2016

KLATT

ELIZABETH

 

 

9/2/2016

KLEMMEDSON

DOROTHY

L

MERIDA

5/28/2017

KLUCKMAN

DONNA

M

MELVILLE

9/7/2014

KOEHLER

IDA

H

HALSTEAD

9/4/2016

KOENIG

HELEN

J

CLEVELAND

2/25/2016

KOERING

DARLENE

E

HAERTHER

12/9/2016

KOMLENIC

BARBARA

A

ANGUS

5/17/2018

KORMAN

ELAINE

K

 

5/16/2015

KOSTYN

LORETTA

M

MORRISON

3/23/2017

KRUGMAN

MARIAN

G

GOLD

5/10/2018

KRUIZINGA

VIRGINIA

LEE

FAIN

11/16/2016

LACHIUSA

ELIZABETH

N

STRAUB

4/22/2017

LEBLOND

LOUISE

L

CALLANDER

10/15/2016

LEE

PHYLLIS

S

SAVIO

11/23/2016

LEGGAT

KLARYS

P

PAXTON

12/19/2015

LEWIS

BETTY

H

HILDEBRAN

8/25/2016

LINARES

JANICE

MADOLYN

DUKE

11/11/2015

LINDSEY

MARGARET

E

NEELY

7/13/2016

LITTLE-CRAWFORD

AUDREY

J

LITTLE

11/24/2014

MACHHOLZ

DORIS

L

MUELLER

10/26/2016

MACIEL

MARY

THERESA

 

7/2/2016

MADRU

IRENE

C

HARTMAN

12/19/2016

MALLARD

ZEE

O

 

10/26/2016

MALONEY

LINDA

 

BLACKWELL

9/24/2016

MANSON

CAROL

V

 

3/11/2016

MARKS

CARLA

 

MARKS

12/31/2015

MARTS

LAVERNE

A

 

2/18/2018

MATTIUCCI

VIVIAN

C

THOMPSON

12/6/2017

MCCONNELL

ANITA

M

 

1/5/2015

MCGUIRE

ELIZABETH (BETTY)

L

 

9/14/2016

MCINTOSH

MARGARET

L

WRIGHTON

6/4/2017

MCKEEVER

LEONORA

E

HERMANN

8/8/2017

MEELER

ANNA

"NAN"

FAHEY

2/6/2017

MERK

JEANNE

PINON

PINON

11/23/2017

MILLER

FAITH

 

 

1/4/2017

MILLER

RUTH

JOAN

HEMMINGS

10/5/2017

MOFFETT

JOYCE

L

MATTHEWS

6/12/2018

MORGAN

SYLVIA

D

DOWNER

2/6/2018

MUCARIA

ROSALINA

M

MARTINS

1/30/2018

MURRAY

CATHERINE

G

MURRAY

12/20/2017

NEIL

MARIETTA

R

ROEDER

8/13/2017

NELSON

LOIS

P

FULFORD

7/16/2016

NEWTOWN

VERA

M

GREENE

5/13/2016

NICHOLS

ANNETTE

H

RECKNER

8/9/2017

NICHOLS

ROSE

G

 

3/11/2017

NIELSEN

JANIS

C

CHRISTENSEN

3/31/2018

NIESWIADOMY

VIOLA

M

NICOLL

7/22/2017

NORDSTROM

NANCY

ANN

CUIFFO

1/23/2018

OTIS

LUCILLE

A

STACEY

2/22/2018

O'TOOLE

BETTY

J

MILLER

11/14/2013

PALMER

PATRICIA

E

BOYLE

5/23/2017

PERKINS

HELENE

B

BERRY

1/4/2018

PETERSON

AGNES

T

TARAVELLA

11/20/2015

PHILLIPS

MARY JEANETTE

DRUMMOND

DRUMMOND

3/12/2017

PLATO

SHARYLL A

B

 

3/30/2016

PLUMMER

DORIS

D

STENBEREG

1/28/2017

POWELL

CLAIRE

A

PINNEY

11/25/2017

POWERS

MYRTLE

M

MUELLER

8/22/2017

PRENGSCHAT

HILDEGARD "PENNY"

L

 

4/30/2018

RAHMOELLER

GEORGIA

 

BREITENSTEIN

12/23/2016

RAINES

ELIZABETH

M

MAHONEY

2/5/2018

REEVES

CLAUDIA

JOYCE

MONTGOMERY

8/25/2016

REUTER

NANCY

B

BROWN

11/23/2016

RIEVELEY

ANNE

E

MEYER

11/30/2013

RIGHTON

LAURA

R

RUSTE

2/7/2017

RIVAS

VICTORIA

MARIA

LIPKOVITZ

5/22/2017

ROETHLER

JOYCE

D

MILLER

1/6/2018

ROGERS

DOROTHY

L

WILLIAMS

3/23/2017

ROHSLER

CAMILLE

M

MASTRANGELO

4/27/2017

ROSS

EVELYN

ANNE

MCGOVERN

7/11/2017

RUBLE

MURIEL

H

BROWN

4/16/2018

RUSSELL

MARGARET

M

EWING

6/15/2017

SCHAFFER

HELEN

B

MARKOWSKI

3/2/2017

SCHROEDER

KATHRYN

M

WILSON

3/20/2017

SENTIPAL

PAULA

 

WILTSHIRE

4/25/2018

SHEPPARD

JANIE

MAY

 

8/17/2016

SHERRON

MARY

M

MANN

5/30/2017

SHUMAKER

RUTH

E

 

4/9/2015

SIEBEN

DOROTHY

J

BODE

3/20/2017

SLOANE

BETTY

P

CORRELL

11/23/2017

SMITH

JUNE

B

BUCHANAN

1/11/2014

SMITH

URSULA

I

MARLEY

6/14/2016

SPERLING

JEANNE

K

KOPER

1/20/2017

STEIN

RUTH

M

COURT

1/25/2016

STEVENSEN

DORIS

L

STEPHAN

2/12/2018

STOLL

EVELYN

PEARL

NORRIS

7/14/2016

STONEBRAKER

RITA

H

MORAN

3/12/2017

STOSSIER

SHEILA

 

 

12/3/2016

STOWELL

ERNESTINE

 

 

7/20/2017

SULLIVAN

A DORIS

 

CALDWELL

12/17/2016

TECHKY

ANASTASIA

G

KIZIS

1/17/2018

TEPAS

LOIS

E

KOESTER

6/19/2017

THOMAS

VERONICA

G

GERSCH

10/3/2016

THYRRING

LUCILLE

J

LONGO

10/20/2016

TRESTLER

PHYLLIS

B

BLICHFELDT

6/26/2016

TROWSDALE

A

MURIEL

 

12/1/2017

TUCKER

MYRA

 

 

7/20/2016

TURNER

CHARLENE

U

ENDERS

8/10/2015

VALENTINE

ALICE

JUSTINE

SULLWOLD

6/8/2016

VAUGHN

MARY

GWENDOLYN

 

8/4/2013

VENABLE

MANA

MAE

JONES

1/26/2017

VOGEL

BARBARA

A

GIBSON

9/18/2015

WALKER

REBECCA

SUE

DEPPER

9/25/2016

WALL

PIETJE

GERTRUDA

SMITS

7/23/2016

WALZ

FLORENCE

D

TOBIN

6/29/2017

WARFEL

ANITA

MARIA

FISCHER

2/7/2017

WEIPERT

SUE

R

SCHLESINGER

3/5/2018

WELLS

AUDRE

E

FALL

10/24/2015

WHITE

FRANCES

L

BOWMAN

4/6/2018

WHITE

MAGGIE

MAE

 

10/20/2015

WIEGMAN

BEULAH "BILLIE"

MAE

STONER

1/7/2017

WISE

MARGARET

JEANNE

 

2/14/2018

WITCHER

DOROTHY

LOUISE

ANDERSON

11/22/2017

WOOD

MARIANN

W

WILSON

4/15/2017

WOODCOCK

HELEN

E

 

6/27/2016

WOODS

MARY

E

 

2/7/2016

WORSHAM

JUNE

M

HENGSTLER

3/9/2017

ZEIGLER

YVONNE

'VONNIE'

RUDACILLE

10/14/2017