Marjorie G. Steinman, age 80, of Havelock, died Monday morning at her home.
A graveside service, with Military Honors, will be 9 a.m. Thursday morning at Gethsemane Memorial Gardens, located on Hwy. 24 in Morehead City.
Marjorie was born and raised in Yorkville, New York. She attended Whitesboro Central School, majoring in business and art. During her high school years, she played all sports as well as being taught skeet shooting by her dad.
At the age of 16, she won the N.Y. State Ladies Skeet Shooting Championship in 1950 and 1952. She continued to compete in skeet shooting contests throughout the country, continuing to win many titles.
Marjorie tried out for the USMC Cherry Point station skeet shooting team and became the first Woman Marine skeet shooter. She traveled the country competing and once again attained many titles. She won the North Carolina State Ladies Championship and won competitions against men. In 1953, she made the All American Women’s Skeet Shooting Team.
Marjorie graduated from high school in 1952. She went on to further her education, receiving her Associate Degree in Business Administration and Higher Accounting. She worked 30 years in Federal Service as a Budget Systems Analyst aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
After graduation from high school, Marjorie decided to go into the U.S. Marine Corps. During her years of service, she was stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. She served three years during the Korean and Cold War, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Upon leaving the Corps, she worked 30 years in Federal Service as a Budget Systems Analyst aboard Marine Corp Air Station Cherry Point.
Marjorie married Henry Steinman, who also served in the USMC. He retired from the Corps as a Master Sergeant. They spent 46 years together, settling in Havelock and raising three children. Henry went to be with the Lord in 2004.
Marjorie had several hobbies which included genealogy, plastic canvas, hooking rugs, ceramics and watching sporting events. She served on the City of Havelock Planning Board and volunteered at the elementary school in the computer lab, as well as Carteret General Hospital in the business office.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, The National Society Colonial Dames XVII Century, National Society Founders and Patriots of America, The Winthrop Society, America’s First Families and the National Rifle Association.
Marjorie joined the Onondaga of the NSUSD1812 of the State of New York in September 2001. Marjorie’s War of 1812 ancestor was Benjamin H. Gardner. He served as a Private in Edwards Grannis’ Co., N.Y. Militia, Sachetts Harbor, N.Y. August 1814.
Marjorie is survived by two daughters, Mary Wynn and her husband Thomas of New Bern and Virginia Steinman of Beaufort; one son, Mark Steinman and wife Joan of Havelock; one brother, Lewie Gardner of Yorkville, N.Y.; two sisters, Nancy Gaines and Rosemary Bronk, both of Yorkville, N.Y.; five grandchildren, Rosemary Steinman, Julie Steinman, Henry Steinman IV, Blake Steinman, and Thomas Wynn Jr.; and one great-grandchild, Wriley Steinman.
The family entrusted their services to Woodbridge Funeral Home, Havelock.