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Marjorie Angela Eggen

Marjorie Angela Eggen, 94, of Lebanon, OR, passed away December 27, 2008, at Lebanon Care Center.

She was born in Grindstone, SD, to Oliver and Martha (Wold) Olson on February 10, 1914.

Marjorie grew up in rural South Dakota. After graduating from high school in Pierre, SD, she attended college and earned a teaching degree. She worked as an elementary school teacher in country schools for 10 years.

She moved to California and married John E. Eggen on August 30, 1941, in Los Angeles. They left California in 1945 and settled in Lebanon. Together, they owned and operated Eggen Photography Studio in Lebanon for 32 years until retiring in 1977. John and Marjorie loved traveling.

She and John were charter members of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. She was the past president of the Business and Professional Women's Club. She was also a charter member of the Professional Photographers of Oregon and belonged to the Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, John E. Eggan of Lebanon; a daughter, Gloria Elliott of Stayton; a sister, Martha Lucille Hill of Byromville, GA; granddaughters, Angela Klosterman and Lana Stumpff, both of Albany; a grandson, Andy Lebahn; and numerous great-grandchildren.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her son, Raymond Lebahn; a brother, John Harold Olson; and sisters, Harriet M. Johnson and Hazel Irene Eatherton.

A memorial service was held December 30, 2008, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Private burial was at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Lebanon.

Contributions may be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.