Marjorie Ann "Marge" Pence (1927 - 2019)

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Service Information
Columbia Presbyterian Church
805 SE Columbia Ridge Dr
Vancouver, WA 98664
Memorial service
Saturday, Jul. 13, 2019
1:00 PM
Columbia Presbyterian Church

May 4, 1927 ˜ June 19, 2019

Marjorie (Marge) Pence, 92, passed away June 19, 2019, in Vancouver. Marge was born in New York City on May 4, 1927. She grew up in Scarsdale, N.Y., and graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 1949. She worked as a bookkeeper to support her love of skiing. In 1971, she became a licensed CPA.
In 1975, she met William (Bill) Pence on an airplane flight. They married on Sept. 21, 1975 in Los Angeles, but soon moved to San Diego for Bill’s work. When he retired they moved to the Portland area.
Bill died on Feb. 28, 1989. In 1991, she retired and moved to Vancouver’s Fairway Village. She started her own tax business. Outside tax season, she continued to travel. She actively participated at Fairway Village and Columbia Presbyterian church. She continued doing tax returns until 2017.
Marge was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her parents, Frederick and Margaret Wilkens; and her sister, Dorothy W. Howes. She is survived by her dog, Bella; niece, Peggy Howes Belcher (Terry), of Sugar Land, Texas; nephews Robert A. Howes Jr. and Scott R. Howes (Annette), of El Paso, Texas; her stepson, David Pence, (Penny Galbraith), and step-granddaughter, Jenna, age 15 of South Carolina; three grandnephews and one grandniece.
A memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Columbia Presbyterian Church.
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Published in The Columbian on July 7, 2019
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