GRAND GORGE - Marion D. Hoagland, 99, of Grand Gorge, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at Tidewell Hospice House in Port Charlotte, Florida, five days before her 100th birthday.
She was born on Feb. 4, 1918, in West Harpersfield, the daughter of Howard and Mildred Dayton.
Marion married Clifton L. Hoagland on Aug. 18, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1969.
She was a beloved high school math teacher at Grand Gorge High School, where she made lifelong relationships with teachers and students. After she retired, Marion could recall the names of almost every student she had taught. She treasured her Grand Gorge High School Yearbooks, now lovingly worn, from many many years of reminiscing, which she donated to the Roxbury School District.
Marion lived life to the fullest; traveling, playing golf, knitting, playing bridge and was always eager to do new things. She was an active member in various community and charitable organizations.
She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who she absolutely adored and cherished.
Marion had many friends and neighbors she loved as family who were always there for her.
For 36 years, Marion kept score for the annual Stamford Men's Invitational Golf Tournament at the Stamford Golf Club. In 2014, the tournament was dedicated to Marion and she was honored for her 36 years of service and dedication to the tournament.
She was a member of the Grand Gorge United Methodist Church.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her parents and son, Wayne A. Hoagland.
She is survived by her son, Dennis L. Hoagland and wife, Marcia of Bethalto, Illinois and daughter-in-law, Peggy Hoagland of Berne. She was blessed with four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, Dr. Kimberly Hoagland of Simi, California, Kevin Hoagland and wife, Lorraine of Niskayuna, Brittney McCormick of Lake in the Hills, Illinois, Ashley Broom and husband, Matt of Lake in the Hills, Illinois; great-grandchildren, Devin Hoagland, Jackson Broom, Katie McCormick and Aidan Broom.
She was deeply loved and will be missed dearly by all who knew her.
In the summer, a memorial service will be held at Miller Funeral Home in Roxbury. Burial of cremains will be in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Prattsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Grand Gorge Fire Department or Stamford Golf Course.
Condolences and special memories may be left at the Miller Funeral Home in Roxbury.
Published on February 1, 2018