Marjorie Hamlin-Larsen, 95, of Nampa, died Friday, August 3, 2018 at home of natural causes. She was born February 19, 1923 in Woodland, Iowa. Most of her childhood was spent in Iowa, then Idaho where she entered the workforce early picking hops for 25 cents per hour. In her early adult years she relocated to Southern California where she worked at Bendix Aviation riveting the wings of airplanes to be used in the War. It was at Bendix where she met her first husband Edwin (Eddie) Hamlin and they enjoyed 56 years of marriage. In 1972 Eddie and Marjorie relocated to Caldwell, Idaho for their retirement years. Problem was, neither really retired. Marjorie went to work as a cook at a local school and Eddie worked at a local electronic parts store.
The Hamlin’s raised their two sons Craig and James Hamlin while living in California. They vacationed yearly in Idaho for some great family reunions with lots of laughs and homemade ice cream. She had two grandsons she was very proud of and she was looking forward to her great granddaughter who is to be born this November.
Marjorie loved to collect a host of items including pottery hens, antique gloves, handbags, shoes, china tea sets, and her favorite—women’s hats, of which she had over 300.
Marjorie was a long-term member of the Red Hat Society and “T.O.P.S.” She religiously fed the ducks and squirrels that chose to call her home their home. They were a large source of joy and pleasure during her last years.
Eddie died in 2001 and Marjorie married Raymond Larsen in 2003. They shared four years together before Raymond passed in 2007. They were so happy they found each other and their marriage was full of joy.
In High School, Marjorie had to quit school to care for her mother who fell extremely ill. Marjorie was a good student and it troubled her that she had not graduated so at the age of 60 she returned to school, passed her GED and received her diploma.
It’s been said that if you live well, laugh often and love much, you are a success. By that standard Marjorie Hamlin-Larsen was very successful.
She is survived by her oldest son Craig (Jenny); her two grandsons Matthew (Kristen) and Daniel; her two brothers Ward Beavers and Kenneth (Dottie) Beavers.
A visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, August 9th, followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 10th, both at Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Burial will follow at Canyon Hill Cemetery, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com