Marjorie L. Rudd, 89, of Elbridge, NY, passed away December 6, 2020 at Elderwood at Liverpool. A lifelong resident of Elbridge, Marjorie was born in Dresden, NY on March 7, 1931. Marjorie is survived by her children, Kevin (Tammy) Rudd of Elbridge, Kammy (John) Popiwczak of Georgetown, KY, her grandchildren, Kevalin (David) Sax, Travis (Brittany) Rudd, Kamela and Ashlyn Popiwczak, great-grandchildren Sophia Rudd and Willow Sax, and sister Dorothy L. Smith. Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Carroll (Cal) Rudd, her parents, Melvin and Beatrice Bodine, 8 siblings, and her toy poodles, Panda and Jenna.
Marjorie was a former beauty queen, and gave up her scholarship to the nursing program at Keuka College to become a devoted wife and mother, as was common in her generation. She was known for always having her makeup, hair, and nails “just so” before leaving her house. Marjorie was extremely generous and her children would find it difficult to shop with her, as she would want to buy them anything they even commented on. She loved people, and would talk to every stranger like they were her best friend. Marjorie especially loved children. She was known for having the first pool in Elbridge, and taught many kids to swim.
Marjorie worked as a teacher’s aide at Jordan-Elbridge High School, where teenagers would often confide in her their troubles at home. She also worked as a security shopper at Dey Brothers Department Store.
Later in life, Marjorie helped her husband, Cal (or “Honey”, as she called him), lead several Airstream Travel Trailer Caravans around the country, and also assisted him with his AARP Driver’s Education courses. Marjorie was also a lifelong member of Elbridge Community Church and was a member of the Eastern Star Society.
Marjorie loved cleaning, and kept an immaculate home. She also loved Christmas. Visitors would be amazed at the decorations in her home, where she would decorate every inch of the house. The family would chuckle that even the bathroom was taken over by her Christmas decorations!
Marjorie was a resident of the assisted living facility at Elderwood in Liverpool. She received excellent care there, and often commented how well she was treated. Her family wishes to thank the staff of Elderwood for Marjorie’s care. Marjorie passed peacefully in her sleep, and the family suspects that although Covid-19 was not responsible for her death, it did cause her to be heartbroken, since her family was no longer allowed to visit due the virus. A private graveside service for the family will take place in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with the Rev. Tom Bell officiating.
Marjorie’s life will be celebrated in the Spring with a memorial service, as current conditions are not safe for family and friends to gather. Marjorie prayed every night for her loved ones, and truly believed in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. In that, her family takes comfort. Marjorie would want her friends and family to rejoice in the meaning of Christmas, and think of her fondly.
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