Marjorie (Cummins) Johnson Baldwin
May 18, 1924 ~ August 26, 2014
Marjorie Baldwin passed away August 26, 2014. She was born May 18, 1924 in New Haven, CT to John and Kathryn Cummins. They moved to Columbus, OH several years later, where she attended Our Lady of Victory Academy for 12 years. She then entered the College of Pharmacy at Ohio State University, graduating summa cum laude in 1946. She attained the highest grade in the state when she took the Pharmacy Board exam. She worked in her father’s drug store for four years, then married Robert Johnson in 1950 and moved to Moscow, ID, while he completed his metallurgical engineering degree at the Idaho School of Mines. During this time, she was an instructor of Pharmacy at Washington State College in Pullman, WA. They moved to Wenatchee, WA in 1953, when Bob accepted a job with Alcoa. She was the only pharmacist at the old Deaconess Hospital for four years. She semi-retired to raise her four children, but worked part-time at the Eye & Ear Pharmacy, the Wenatchee Surgical Center, and later, at the Owl Drug.
Bob died of cancer in 1968, and she married Dr. William Baldwin in 1970, whose wife, Dr. Alpha Baldwin, had died of cancer in 1966. They combined their two families; Lynn, Janelle, Craig and Kent Johnson and Barbara and Bill Baldwin, Jr. She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and St. Damian Guild. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and friends at their Lake Chelan cabin, water-skiing and all. She loved to travel and made many trips to Hawaii, overseas, and in the states.
She is survived by her husband, William; daughters, Lynn (Everett) Gahringer of Wenatchee, WA, Janelle (Guy Baltzelle) Johnson of Woodinville, WA; sons, Craig (Shawn Underwood) Johnson of Burien, WA, and Kent (Susan) Johnson of Olympia, WA; Barbara Baldwin of Spokane, WA and Bill (Patti Holden) Baldwin, Jr., of Kirkland, WA; grandchildren, Jennifer Gahringer, Katie (Nathan) Smeltzer, Austin, Conner, and Lexi Johnson, Trevor and Andrew Johnson; and two great-grandchildren, Lizzy and Mackenzie Smeltzer. She is also survived by her sisters, Patty Stember, Jane Kopczynski, and Barbara Vagedes; and brothers, David and Michael Cummins. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Johnson; and siblings, Marie Curtin, Bette McGee, Jackie Gueth, John Cummins, Bill Cummins, and Joe Cummins.
A Rosary Vigil Service will be held on Monday, September 1, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at Jones & Jones~Betts Memorial Chapel in Wenatchee. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, with Interment following at Wenatchee City Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Building Fund, c/o St. Joseph Church, 625 S. Elliott Avenue, Wenatchee. Please express your thoughts and memories on the online guestbook at jonesjonesbetts.com. Arrangements are by Jones & Jones~Betts Funeral Home, Wenatchee.