Marjorie Jane (Herron) Wyatt…September 17, 1926 – January 30, 2015

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Marjorie Jane Herron was born Friday, September 17, 1926 at Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.  She was the second daughter of Mary and Robert H. Herron.  She was raised in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and graduated in 1944 from Conshohocken High School. September 7, 1947, she completed a 3 year course of study from the Bryn Mawr Hospital School of Nursing and qualified as a registered nurse, a profession in which she remained active through 1984.  She served in the U.S. Navy as a nurse in 1949.  March 18, 1950, she married James R. Wyatt. Six children resulted from that union, which lasted 64 years until her death January 30, 2015.

From 1950-1968, she followed her husband, a naval officer, from post to post around the country and to Canada and Bermuda.  Between 1968 to1982, she and Jim operated an Angus ranch in Ellicott, Colorado, actively promoting the Angus Breed.  In 1982, the Wyatt’s moved to Harrison, Arkansas and embarked on a life of world traveling until 2003, when they retired to Lamar, Colorado to be closer to children.

Marjorie was an accomplished pianist and organist, playing for churches wherever they resided.  She was a published poet and was interested in theatrical arts.  She was honored for her work as a Hospice volunteer and hospital auxiliary member in Arkansas.  The last month of her life was spent on her daughter’s ranch south of Lamar, cheerfully and excitedly anticipating spending eternity with her Lord.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her parents; older sister, Nancy Stewart, MD; son, Benjamin Douglas Wyatt; daughter, Sally Wyatt Weil; and son-in-law, Henry Vasquez.

She is survived by her husband, James R. Wyatt, Cdr. USN, ret; daughter, Barbara Taylor, MD, FAAFP; son, William Wyatt, USN, ret; daughter, Louise Vasquez, RN; and son, Richard Wyatt, MD, PHD.  She has 4 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Graveside services will be held Friday, February 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at Fairmount Cemetery in Lamar, Colorado.  A celebration of life will be held at a later time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Lamar, Colorado, the Lamar Area Hospice Association, or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in care of Valley Memorial Funeral Chapel, PO Box 510, Lamar, Colorado 81052.

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