Marion’s funeral service was held at St John’s Anglican Church, Wakefield on 3rd September, 2013. In bright spring sunshine, about 100 people filled the 150 year old church and overflowed outside to seating in front of the main door.
It was a celebration of an active, joyful life lived by a warm, caring and enthusiastic woman who had managed to balance the career of teaching with a love of tramping and raising a family. The text from Proverbs on her service sheet said it all: “a good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.” She had achieved recognition as the person who knew more about the history surrounding the village of Wakefield than anyone else, producing 13 books on organisations and the people of Waimea South in 10 years.
She and her husband Buster officiated at our 30th year celebrations at Stafford Place.
Those present to remember and pay their respects were treated to sparkling wine and a lavish afternoon tea – by her special request.