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Marjorie Pogue, 1927-2011
Mrs. Pogue taught 5th and 6th grade at Pacific Drive School and Fern Drive School between 1956 and 1986.
Marjorie Pogue was born on April 3, 1927 in Berkeley, California and left us on April 15, 2011 in Fullerton, California.

Marjorie Pogue attended Berkeley High School, UC Berkeley, Ventura JC and then UC Santa Barbara where she received her degree in Education. Her graduate work at UCI included E.S.L., Developing Literacy in the Minority Student, and Hands-on Science.

She taught 5th and 6th grade, primarily at Pacific Drive and Fern Drive schools in Fullerton for 33 years from 1956-1989. As a teacher, she was active in FETA, serving as a president in 1977-78, as a representative to the CTA State Council for nine years, as a delegate to NEA six times and at Fern Drive she served on the Social Site Council and on the District Curriculum Steering Committee.

She received the PTA Honorary Service award in 1982 and in spite of her numerous civic activities, she was a member of the YMCA. Her commitment to public education continued as a member of the Fullerton School District Board of Trustees. She also served as President, Vice President and Clerk during her three terms on the Board.

Marjorie was active at the Fullerton First Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and was on their governing board of the church. She belonged to the Assistance League, having held various offices; she volunteered with the Children's League of Fullerton, and in this capacity, she helped raise money for library tours, concerts for junior and high school musicals and art events, and she was a docent for Heritage House, Children's League and the Library.

She started a reading program at Pacific Drive School, and on a weekly basis she read to the children in an after school activity. She was active in AAUW, League of Women Voters, California Retired Teachers Association and the Fullerton School District Educational Foundation.

Marjorie served with the Fullerton Sister City Association even traveling to Japan to represent Fullerton. In 2001 the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce recognized Marjorie as the Woman of the Year and she has continued to be an inspiration for all of us.

She enjoyed 39 years of marriage to John, married in 1947 and widowed in 1986 and had no children, but those that knew her realized she had lots of children in all the students she taught and the all the friends she had in her life.

Marjorie's special interests included reading, art, jigsaw and crossword puzzles and traveling. She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Rucker who lives in the Sunnyvale, California and her nieces and nephews, who all thought she was their favorite aunt.

Her life was defined by her service to others and expanded beyond her loved ones, to her students and the entire community. As she grew in her spiritual life, she strived to love everyone as He does, which remains an inspiration for all of us.

The family has requested any remembrances be sent to: Assistance League of Fullerton, 233 West Amerige Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832. Website: www.fullerton.assistance league.org

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