Marjorie Jean (Locke) Vesey died Jan. 10 2019.
She was born Oct. 19, 1927, in Buckley to Jeanette (Henderson) Locke and Mike Locke. She attended school in Buckley, graduating from high school in 1946. She worked in the Buckley Café with her mother, who was a cook there. She married Vernon A. Vesey of Buckley on Oct. 18, 1946, in Sumner and lived in Buckley until 1952, then they moved to Palmer, Washington, where her husband was employed by the city of Tacoma water department. They enjoyed living at the Green River Headworks with just three other families. Her husband retired in 1981 and they moved to Enumclaw’s Crystalair Park. While living in Palmer they had annual Fourth of July picnics for family and friends. She was a Den Mother for a Cub Scout group, volunteered for the Selleck School District in the library in the early 1950s, worked at the Cumberland Café and volunteered for years at the Buckley and Enumclaw senior centers.
She enjoyed playing pinochle, traveling and camping near Leavenworth and lots of trips to Montana. She loved birds and her garden. She was a member of the birthday club for more than 50 years, a group that met on their birthdays for lunch. She was a member of FOE Auxiliary 1387 Buckley, and received her 70-year pin in 2018.
She is survived by son Daryl Dean Veasy (Tracey), three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Vernon Vesey; son Daniel; sister Rosemarie Patson; and sister-in-law Betty Vesey.
A graveside service is planned for 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at Buckley City Cemetery.