Marjorie L. Carnahan

Marjorie L. Carnahan

January 19, 1937 - September 05, 2016

Marjorie L. Carnahan

January 19, 1937 - September 05, 2016


On the evening of September 5th, 2016, Marjorie passed away suddenly of an apparent heart attack. Marjorie was at home with her husband at the time of her passing. Marjorie was 79 years old.

Marjorie (Poling) was born in Washington, D.C. on January 19th, 1937. She was the oldest of four children. Her family moved from D.C. to California in 1944. The family settled in Downey for a time and then moved to Long Beach where she attended Jordan High School and where she met her future husband, LeVern (Cal) Carnahan. Marjorie and Cal were married on July 21st, 1956. The couple recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at a reception at the home where they renewed their wedding vows.

Marjorie is remembered as a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was known for her generosity and making everyone she knew feel loved. And she loved her two dogs, Penny and Lilly.

Those who knew her remember her many interests and talents. Family members said “she could hunt, clean and cook any wild game, elk, deer, etc.” Some of her other interests were sewing, knitting, sailing, street rodding, and deep-sea fishing. She was very well known for her pies. Marjorie and Cal belonged to the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, Saddleback Rods, and the Dana Point Yacht Club among other organizations. In the past decade Marjorie took up oil painting with a passion and produced numerous works depicting her favorite landscapes in people in her life that her family described as “masterpieces”. Marjorie and Cal enjoyed travel both in the United States and internationally.

Marjorie is survived by her husband Cal; siblings Martin (Arlene), Pinky (Gary Belshe) and Carl (Paula); children Paul, Kim (Wendell Clark) and David (Nanette); grandchildren Dale Clark (Carissa), Dustin Clark (Kelly) and Lindsay (Travis LaRue); great grandchildren Cash, Gunner and Evan. A fourth grandson, John, passed away December 2014.

A memorial service will be held October 15th, at 11am at Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave, Dana Point, CA 92624.

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4 responses to Marjorie L. Carnahan

  1. Cal and Kim… I loved Margie as if she were my own family. I have struggled trying to come to terms with knowing I won’t see her again. I send my love to both of you. I can only imagine your heartache. With my deepest sympathies, – Beth

  2. Kim says:

    They wanted you to be apart of their Anniversary because they loved you as a daughter. We look forward to seeing you soon!

  3. Margie always had a smile and a welcoming hug! We will miss her, but are thankful for so many Hot Rod memories. Happy cruizin’ my friend!!

  4. We will miss you Margie our prayers and thoughts are with your family and Cal. We will cherish the many memories we shared together at hot rod events and are greatfull we were able to attend your 60th anniversary!
    Our deepest sympathy to Cal, your children and grandchildren
    Love you, Doc and Michele

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