Longtime Goodland, KS resident, Marjorie Joyce McCall, 92, passed away on August 28, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society-Sherman County in Goodland, reuniting her with her late husband, Alvin Eugene.
Marjorie was born on November 11, 1925, on a farm near Vayland, South Dakota, the daughter of Lee B and Marie (Vitters) Lacey. Enduring through hard times during The Great Depression, including the loss of her mother at age 6, and living on her own during her adolescent years, Marjorie graduated from High School in Miller, South Dakota in 1943, and pursued a nursing degree at the Kansas City General Hospital School of Nursing under the Cadet Nursing Program. Marjorie completed her training at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland in 1946.
After serving one year as Head Nurse of Women’s Surgery at Kansas City General Hospital, Marjorie set out on a venture move to California. Marjorie, by chance, made a pit stop in Goodland, Kansas to finance her move and had a change of heart, meeting the love of her life Alvin Eugene McCall. They were later united in marriage on August 15, 1949, and this union brought forth six children.
During the early years, Marjorie served as nurse in different capacities and later as Director of Nurses. Marjorie’s nursing career was short lived when she decided to devote her time raising her family. Marjorie was a longtime active member with Circle, a group affiliated with the local United Methodist Church, and was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.
Preceding her in death were her parents, two siblings, Richard Lacey and Dorothy Peterson, her husband and a son-in-law Rick Peters.
Surviving family includes a sister Katherine Dowell (Raymond) of Oak Grove, MO, six children; Jill Peters of Goodland, KS, Steve McCall (Susan) of Goodland, KS, Jana Carpenter (Bill) of Greeley, CO, Randy McCall (Stephanie) of Lee’s Summit, MO, Jeff McCall of Goodland, KS and Lisa McCall of Fort Collins, CO; nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren.