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.

National Memorial Service

27th Biennial National Memorial Service
28th Biennial National Memorial Service

29th Biennial National Memorial Service

 

IN MEMORIAM

LAST NAMEFIRST NAMEMIDDLE NAMESERVICE NAMEDEATH
ADAMS LOIS D   9/27/2014
ALLEN MARY L DOORES 8/1/2014
ANDERSON MARJORIE C CHANDLER 2/15/2015
ARNOLD DOROTHY C PETERS 6/26/2014
ASHCRAFT ELIZABETH P PERT 9/14/2014
ATTAYA MARY LOUISE   6/28/2015
AVEDISIAN JIMMIE LOU WRIGHT 3/13/2015
AYERS DOROTHY D DOUD 4/13/2015
BALLOU BERTHA C   11/4/2015
BEJGER ANNAMAE   MARCUS 10/15/2014
BENNETT MARY K KELLY 5/22/2015
BERGLUND PHYLLIS JANE SCHMIDT 3/8/2015
BIBRA MARGARET A ANDERSON 11/17/2014
BLACK JANE   KERNER 1/8/2015
BLACKWELL DOROTHY   FISHER 1/8/2015
BLUM EVE L SAPP 10/1/2014
BOGAR BETTY A ANDERSON 2/22/2015
BOLEN B JEANNE LANGDON 10/17/2014
BOTTARO JEAN HATCH   2/13/2015
BOYLES GILDA C CAMARDA 4/29/2015
BROWN MARGARET D BOWEN 2/3/2015
BROWN KARIS R STETSON 12/4/2014
BUTCHERI DOROTHY E RANKER/LOWITZER 6/9/2014
BYRD MADELENE J PETTROW 12/3/2014
CALLAHAN BARBARA ANN WAGNER 5/22/2015
CAMERON LOIS A BOR 1/12/2016
CAMPBELL ELEANOR F MCCLAIN 6/8/2014
CARMACK BARBARA J HENLEY 1/31/2015
CARROLL SALLIE L. CARROLL 9/12/2014
CAYA MARY L BATH 11/10/2014
CIRKL JUNE E CARLS 3/25/2015
COUGHLAN MARY P SULLIVAN 2/28/2015
CROOK SHIRLEY M JOHNSON 3/14/2015
DAVIS KATHLEEN F PERRY 2/11/2016
DEAN MARCIA K WAHL 11/28/2014
DEGUISEPPE BARBARA J GRANGER 12/2/2015
DEL CASTILHO JOSEPHINE B BUHRER 11/29/2014
DENEKAMP ELIZABETH M HOWDEN 1/4/2015
DERRICK DORIS M MILHOLEN 12/26/2014
DONOVAN BILLIE T TAVITIAN 1/8/2016
DORING MARIAN E WALSH 2/4/2016
ECKELS RITA C PRESTON CANTRELL 8/7/2015
FISHER DOROTHY   MARTINOVICH 5/17/2015
FORRER MARION A VANGSNESS 9/14/2014
FRATER L WINIFRED   9/29/2014
FRIED HARRIET J GEIS 8/2/2014
FRISE MURIEL M JONES 11/17/2014
FRITZ HELEN W WAHLBERG 6/22/2014
GARRIGAN MAXINE     11/27/2014
GAUGHAN THELMA R RYAN 4/17/2015
GERICHTEN JOAN E WALTER 12/31/2015
GLASSBRENNER MAE S   5/4/2015
GOODMAN SHIRLEY E CAHN 11/27/2015
GOUIG JEANNE G GARBINSKI 1/22/2016
GRABINSKE ERNESTINE C   7/28/2015
GREENE MARILYN DOROTHY DUCHENE 6/13/2014
GRETCHEN MABEL L ENTRICAN 8/16/2014
GRIMM EVELYN A GAIDES 11/23/2014
GRITZMACHER VICTORIA L BJORKLUND 11/16/2014
GROVE HILMA E SCHNABELIUS 8/20/2015
HALE MARY B BACON 11/26/2014
HALPIN DOROTHY A LINDSTROM 3/4/2015
HARE BILLEE J EBY 8/12/2014
HARRIS JUNE B BRICKSON 10/21/2014
HARTLEY THELMA C BROWN 3/2/2015
HAYNES VICKI A HAYNES 9/2/2015
HAYNIE OPAL G SHORTRIDGE 11/24/2015
HAZEN CONSTANCE A KANESHIRO 11/4/2014
HERBERT MARTHA G WALKER 6/20/2014
HLUBOKY BARBARA J THOMPSON 11/14/2015
HORNBECK RHEA E THOMPSEN 8/7/2014
HOWARD DENNE   HOWARD 12/29/2015
JACKSON CAROLINE (CARRIE)   FLAMMIA 11/18/2014
JEWELL STELLA B BOPP 9/20/2014
JOHNSON GERALDINE M GRADY 10/5/2015
JONES ALYCE B BANELIS 8/7/2014
KELLIHER MILDRED L CORNWELL 3/6/2015
KELLY TOMMYE F FLEMING 12/19/2014
KENNEDY BRIDGET D   3/28/2015
KERKE MARY C CHILLMAN 8/19/2015
KILEY DOROTHY D DONALLY 6/19/2014
KILGORE KATHLEEN M   9/4/2014
KLUCKMAN DONNA M MELVILLE 9/7/2014
KNAPP HELEN M PASIERB 12/22/2014
LAIRD JEAN   BALCOM 1/25/2016
LANDRY MARIAN Y YANCEY 12/30/2014
LANGDON MARCELLE J DEAMER/BROWN/WOLF 1/25/2016
LAUKES HELEN H HAMEN 2/2/2016
LEE BARBARA J   9/9/2015
LEIFER FRANCES N BEYER 1/22/2016
LEON FLORENCE M PRATT 11/17/2014
LEWIS DEBORAH A   10/14/2015
LIEBERTZ NADINE CECILIA CONDIT 9/20/2014
LOVE MELVA E RONDEAU 6/20/2015
LUCID EVA D DAUPERT 10/31/2015
MATO VERONICA M   10/14/2015
MCCONNELL ANITA M   1/5/2015
MCDONALD WILLIE     2/11/2015
MCDOWELL HELEN M MULLEN/BARNETT 10/2/2014
MCNEAL IRMA M TORNAI 2/11/2015
MERTES LYNN     10/21/2015
METELAK AMELIA 'JACKIE' JANAS 6/5/2014
MILLER LOIS R R   7/10/2014
MILLER RUTH LEAH DOUGAN 7/4/2014
MINKA LOIS M   8/11/2014
MITCHELL MARLENE ROSEMARY MITCHELL 5/21/2015
MORENO ANASTASIA SHIMABUKU MORENO 7/12/2015
MOSSOR ELIZABETH A ARMSTRONG 2/25/2015
MUELLER DELORES E DELEMATER/BAER 1/17/2016
MUNROE DOROTHY M   10/31/2015
NATIONS WILMA V PEETZ 8/31/2014
NEDEAU HELEN R REYNOLDS 6/5/2014
NORCROSS BETTY J   11/24/2014
NYPAN GLADYCE A PEDERSON 8/26/2015
O'BOYLE GLORIA M STIGLICH 4/16/2015
O'BOYLE LOIS A ADAMS 8/5/2014
OLIVER BARBARA JOAN   8/22/2014
OZIMEK MARIE   ARENARO 2/8/2015
PARKER ANNA E GRIFFITH 4/26/2015
PAULIN MARCELINE M HILGART 11/19/2014
PAULKOVICH PRICIA   BURK 1/15/2015
PICKETT RUTH B   6/25/2014
POLACEK ANNA JUSTINE CUMA 10/25/2014
PRANGER INGRID M   3/15/2015
PRICHER AUDREY J   6/9/2015
PROULX MARIE ANTOINETTE   7/3/2014
RECTOR JACQUELINE L RICHIE 12/29/2015
RIDDLEHOOVER SHIRLEY ANN CARUSO 4/10/2015
RIEDMUELLER BETTY H HUBERT 2/10/2015
RINKER DOROTHY M RUFFNER 1/25/2015
RITZCO GYSGT BARBIE     9/26/2014
RITZCO GYSGT BARBIE J RITZCO 9/26/2014
ROLF BETTIE L KEETER 1/8/2016
ROONEY EILEEN     4/26/2015
ROSCETTI PENNY A ROSCETTI 3/14/2015
ROSCH JEANNE E MACLELLAN 2/15/2015
ROTHROCK MARY S JOHNSON 7/14/2015
RUFSVOLD LILLIAN L CRUM 12/14/2014
SANFORD LORRAINE A SANFORD 11/28/2014
SARBER LAVERNE M NOVAK 6/2/2014
SCHAEFER MARILLA A GLASGOW/DODDS 12/30/2015
SCHAEFER MAE   MEYER 4/26/2015
SCHAFFER ROSE D FANDRICH 9/17/2014
SCHNEIDER MARYANNETTE   SMITH 10/28/2014
SCOTT ARMELLA 'TRUDY' NIX 3/2/2015
SEARLES EDNA P   1/11/2015
SEIP SHIRLEY B BEACH 11/13/2015
SHAW JANET K KITTREDGE 6/15/2014
SKERCE MAE G SMITH 8/14/2015
SOLOMON VIVIEN R RAY 9/13/2014
SPENCER ALICE B MARTIN 2/20/2015
SPRAGUE GERTRUDE     7/1/2014
STEPHENS EDNAE L TINDELL 10/19/2014
STEWART MONICA M GLENNON 6/28/2015
STRAMPE VERNA M STEWART 8/19/2014
SWARTZ VIRGINIA M MINSHALL 1/3/2015
TARRANT KATHLEEN L LUNDQUIST 1/2/2015
TAYLOR HELEN T HJELM 2/20/2015
THOMPSON BARBARA S SAVAGE 2/27/2015
UHORCZUK STELLA     1/17/2015
WAGSTAFF CLAIRE G   8/19/2015
WALLACE BARBARA D DEERING 9/15/2015
WARD MARGARET M SWAIN 9/19/2014
WEAVER FLORENCE T THROWER 7/27/2015
WIER CAROL WILLIS HEWITT 3/28/2015
WILSON B H 'TOMMIE'   8/15/2015
WILSON LOIS A OLENIACZ 10/13/2014
WISE FAYE ROSSI ROSSI 4/9/2015
WORKMAN ELIZABETH A BJERKEN 6/13/2015