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Marjorie Mae Robsahm Tweedy, 100, a resident of Rockwall since 2008, formerly of Springdale, Ark., passed away Jan. 9, 2014.
Marjorie was born Feb. 4, 1913, in Carroll, Iowa, to William and Emma Emmeck Bliss. She and two older siblings lived at a children’s home following the death of their mother. She was adopted by Harry and D’Ette Robsahm of South Dakota where she grew up and attended school. She was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Wessington, S.D.; and though she was only 5 feet tall, she played girls basketball.
Marjorie and her parents moved to northwest Arkansas where she attended Fayetteville Business College.
There she met Gerald Tweedy. Marjorie and Gerald were married at his parents’ home on Mount Sequoyah on July 24, 1938.  
They enjoyed nearly 53 years of life together.
Marjorie was the mother of three girls who were the fortunate recipients of her being a stay-at-home mom.
She supported their efforts in school activities, such as band, encouraging piano lessons and baking, making hand-sewn clothing, being a gentle nurse during times of sickness, managing a loving home and always having time to prepare hot meals. On one occasion, she transported a pet lamb to elementary school for show-and-tell. She was well-loved and respected by her family.  
As a woman of faith, Marjorie was an active member of the First United Methodist Church in Springdale, Ark.
She was a member of the builders’ class and served on numerous committees of the church, including the administrative board, parsonage and Women’s Society of Christian Service (WSCS) and used the skills she learned in business college as the treasurer for WSCS and other groups. She was also a member of P.E.O.
Marjorie and Gerald enjoyed traveling to visit their family members from Alaska to Florida, California to Massachusetts and points in between, at times in their travel trailer. Many hours were spent hiking the hills of northwest Arkansas on property they lovingly called “the farm,” which was actually land occasioned by deer, ticks, snakes and brambles. With buckets in hand, they would pick wild blackberries or strawberries destined to become toppings for biscuits or ice cream. Fortunately, Gerald had a great sense of direction and always managed to return them to civilization after one of their weekend adventures.
Marjorie is survived by three daughters, Patricia Smith of Anchorage, Alaska, Jean T. Schwarz and husband Stephen of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Anne T. Daniel and husband Larry of Rockwall; nine grandchildren, Phillip, Diana, Sheila, Stephen, Marc, Jason, Lauren, Kathryn and David; 10 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and many beloved in-laws, nieces, nephews and a host of friends.
Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Tweedy; her parents, William and Emma Emmeck Bliss and Harry and D’Ette Robsahm; her sister, Helen Osterberg; her brother, Bill Bliss; and her son-in-law, Raymond Smith.
Memorial services will be held at a later date in Arkansas.  
Memorial gifts may be sent to the FUMC Foundation, First United Methodist Church of Springdale, 206 West Johnson Avenue, Springdale, AR 72764.
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Published on  February 6, 2014
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