Dopkins Reedley Funeral Chapel
Friday October 14th, 2022
4:00pm - 7:00pm
Reedley Cemetery Memorial Service Building
Saturday October 15th, 2022
Marjorie's Cookies with a light lunch
Cornerstone Community Church
Saturday October 15th, 2022
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Marjorie June Conrad
Marjorie June Clark Conrad, was born to Leroy and Blance Clark on June 20, 1928. She was the seventh of eight children. Marjorie was born on the family farm east of Reedley. She walked to the two room original Alta Elementary School.
At Reedley High School she played basketball and was on a debate team. During a debate competition a RHS senior, A. Vernon Conrad, was a judge and was quite impressed with Marjorie Clark. On Sunday, April 15, 1945, they were married at the Church of the Brethren, after the Sunday sermon was concluded. They honeymooned in Fresno for a couple of days, then Vernon was off to serve his country in WW2.
While Vern served his country, Marjorie worked at the Orange Cove Bank. When the war was over they farmed together. Their farming endeavors included raising chickens for eggs, alfalfa, cattle, cotton, citrus, peaches, plums, nectarines, raisin grapes, and persian melons.
The young couple wanted to start a family. After years of trying, they decided to adopt. They adopted a girl Carol Ann, and three years later a boy, William Clark.
Marjorie helped out during hard times on the farm by taking jobs at JC Penny and Reedley College cafeteria. She also took care of the farms bookkeeping and would drive the bins of fruit to the packing house.
Marjorie loved cooking and baking for her family and friends. Cookies were her forte. She was honored by Fresno County Board of Supervisors with a proclaimation of FRESNO COUNTY'S BEST COOKIE MAKER. Each year she made 45 cookie plates at Christmas for family and friends. Everyone looked forward to receiving a plate of her cookies.
When Vernon decided to run for Fresno County Board of Supervisors District 4, Marjorie would assist on his campaigns. She worked tirelessly in the background addressing mailings, setting up campaign fundraisers, and walking precincts in the various towns in District 4. Vernon was elected to serve three 4 year terms. He wanted to run for a fourth term but Marjorie said she would kill him if he did.
Marjorie and Vernon would travel together for reunions with his 25th Infantry Division around the United States (Illinois, Tennessee, Missouri, and Indiana). They enjoyed serveral cruises to ports such as Hawaii, Alaska, and the Panama Canal. Together they adventured across the United States on Amtrak.
Marjorie was a faithful lifelong member of the Reedley Church of the Brethren, later named Cornerstone Community Church. She was the church organist for over 70 years. On October 4th of this year, she resigned as the Head of Missions. At the church she served tirelessly as a Deaconess, prepared food, hosted events, and filled in wherever she could.
Marjorie and Vernon were married for 71 years. After Vernon's death, she moved to Sierra View Homes and loved living independently in her Garden Apartment. Many times she was asked to make a birthday cake for a person in the Skilled Nursing Facility. She was loved and appreciated by many and will be truly missed.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, A. Vernon Conrad, parents, Leroy and Blanche Clark, siblings; Ivan, Merlin and Norman Clark, Belva Ellis and Frances Flowers and two infant siblings.
She is suvived by her children; Carol Turner and her husband, Dwight, and William Conrad and his wife, Loretta. Grandchildren; Angie Turner and her husband Ma Ly, Jennifer Lacey and her husband Percy, Andrea Dias and her husband Danny, and Ryan Conrad and his wife Holly. She had 6 Great Grandchildren; Logan, Jensen, and Grayson Dias and Olive, Memphis, and Zediker Lacey. Also survived by 2 sister-in-laws, Vivian Clark and Jeannine Conrad, and many nieces and nephews.
A candle was lit in memory of Marjorie Conrad
LeRoy Haury Oct 21 2022 4:42 PM
Carol and Bill,
Your Mom and Dad were such special people. They were loved by everyone who knew them. Your parents and mine are together again in heaven. They’re laughing about all of the trips, army reunions, and special times they shared.
Our prayers are with all of your families.
Carolyn Dooley Ransdell Oct 15 2022 9:09 PM
We have always loved the family get -togethers at your place, Dwight and Carol, and the time to visit with your folks, Marjorie and Vernon and these last year's with Marge. She was a special lady and we know a very special Grandma to your family and extended family. She will be missed..
Gordon and Yvonne, Mom and Dad. Oct 14 2022 12:12 PM