Marjorie Alice Hunter
October 15, 1928 (Thomaston, Georgia) – January 3, 2020 (Boise, Idaho)
Marge experienced life by raising a family in Toledo, Ohio, building an award-winning career as an Interior Designer and Home Furnishings Professional, traveling the world, and relaxing by a campfire whenever possible. Marge joined her husband for her final journey on January 3rd, 2020. She was 91.
Marjorie (Marge to all who knew her) was born in Thomaston, Georgia, but her family moved to Toledo, Ohio when she was a toddler. Marge met and married the love of her life, Donald E. Hunter (“Bud”), in Toledo in 1946, and they raised their four children in Point Place and on summer lakes in Michigan. They lived with Bud’s parents in Point Place when they were first married, and subsequently built a home in Point Place, then another on Popple Lake in Reading, Michigan. They moved to their final home in Boise, Idaho in 1981, but also built their cabin in Cascade, Idaho where they spent summers relaxing by a fire in their retirement-like years.
Marge had an incredible work ethic and built her career as an accomplished Interior Designer and Home Furnishings Sales Professional, earning top awards for more years that can be counted on your fingers and toes. She started from the ground floor, sewing awnings at Hettricks in Toledo, designing home interiors at Sears in Toledo, selling furniture at Montgomery Wards in Michigan and repeatedly earning Achievers awards at the Bon Marche and Macy’s in Idaho. She balanced her career by camping with family and friends, fishing, sewing, knitting, relaxing at her cabin in the mountains, attending the theater and traveling. Later in life she thrived as a seasoned world traveler, journeying to far off lands and exotic places including; China, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, The British Isles, The Netherlands, Germany, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, the Caribbean, the Canary Islands, Alaska and Hawaii. Many of her favorite travel memories included side trips to poverty areas outside the mainstream. Marge said she never dreamed as a child that she would experience the world and see all that she has seen.
Mom, Grandma and Aunt Marge is remembered by many within her large extended family for sharing whatever she had, for outdoor campfires, for trips to the zoo or the beach, for encouragement and for setting a positive example.
She is survived by her brother Robert Poucher (wife Pat) of Chesterland, Ohio, sister Laverne Wilder (husband Richard) of Toledo, Ohio, and her three daughters Maryellen Hoffmann (husband Robert) of Emmett, Idaho, Ruth Allison (husband Robert) of Kuna, Idaho and Donna Hunter of Boise, Idaho; six grandchildren Marcus Soto, Lisa Coil, Donald Hunter, Daniel Hunter, Andrew Allison, and Joseph Allison; and eight great grandchildren Patrick Hunter, Hunter Coil, Mason Coil, Parker Hunter, Sydney Hunter, December (Hunter), Atlas (Hunter) and Finnegan Allison.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Homer Carl and Mary Agnes Poucher, her husband Donald E. Hunter, her siblings Jack, Elsie, Ruth, Mildred and Jane, her son Danny J. Hunter, and her great granddaughter Mia Sage Allison.
Celebration of Life will be held at Cloverdale Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM, with viewing at 4:00 PM. The address is 1200 N. Cloverdale Road, Boise, Idaho 83713.
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