Marguerite Wells Hull

01/12/1922 — 06/18/2024

From Kennewick, WA | Born in Westby, MT

Celebration of Life

Starts:
Sat, August 17, 2024, 11:30 am
Location:
Events at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA 99352

Reception

Starts:
Sat, August 17, 2024, 12:30 am
Location:
Events at Sunset
915 Bypass Highway

Richland, WA 99352

Inurnment

Starts:
Mon, August 19, 2024, 11:15 am
Location:
Willamette National Cemetery
11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd Happy Valley ,OR 97086

Marguerite Wells Hull

Marguerite Hull was born in Westby, Montana, on January 12, 1922, and died in Kennewick, Washington on June 18, 2024.  She was the fifth daughter of John and Marguerite Hodgson, born just 30 minutes after her twin, Edith.  A close family, hard work and shared joys on the ranch in northeast Montana shaped her life.  Her childhood was enriched by her parents’ deep love of music, literature and poetry.  She earned a teaching certificate at Havre Normal College and later finished her Bachelor’s Degree at Central Washington College in Ellensburg.  Her teaching career began in a one-room schoolhouse and spanned 40 years in Montana, Washington, Idaho, Oregon and Ethiopia.

Marguerite met her husband, Charles Clifford Hull, in Yakima, Washington, and they were married in Anchorage, Alaska, on November 25, 1953.  After the heartbreaking loss of their firstborn, just days after her birth, they had three more daughters to complete their family.  Marguerite’s resilient spirit, kindness and wit made her a much-loved wife and mother, and her growing faith in Christ through these years impacted those around her. She demonstrated dependence on the Lord as she balanced teaching and family life. In spite of his extended illness, Chuck and Marguerite raised the girls together, trusting the Lord and finding their way through the challenges.

Upon retiring and after the death of her husband, Marguerite pursued her passion for teaching at Bingham Academy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for two and a half years.  After returning to the United States, she lived with her eldest sister, Kay, both in Colorado and Washington. For the last 11 years, she resided in Independent Living in Kennewick, Washington.  Throughout these changes, Marguerite made friends wherever she moved, as her faith in Jesus Christ led her to love others.

Marguerite’s deep-rooted enjoyment of poetry, music, botany, birds, history and geography became lifelong learning pursuits.  To her, the natural world reflected the beauty and design of God’s handiwork, and wherever she lived, she appreciated His creation.

She always had a quick sense of humor; a song, a poem or a much-loved hymn was never far from her mind.  Marguerite was a wonderful listener and an astute observer, and her family learned from her example to prioritize authentic relationships.  Her network of phone calls and letters extended not only to sisters, children and grandchildren but also to many nieces, nephews and friends.  Because she loved the Lord, she intended to honor Him in how she treated others, with the way she lived, and in her prayer life.  At 102, she had unwavering faith in Jesus Christ and God’s redemption through Him, eagerly anticipating the joy of Heaven.

Marguerite’s vitality, determination, generosity and genuine love will be missed by her family – daughters Barbara Slater (Jan), Jean Lee (David), Katy Baldrica (Don); five grandchildren, Annaliese Pelletier (Nick), Owen Baldrica (Jessica), David Slater (Spencer); Luke Baldrica (Krista) and Hope Baldrica. She also enjoyed the bounty of seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Hull, daughter Rosemary Hull, and sisters Kay Hodgson, Ruth Reeves, Lavinia Shellhorn and Edith Zirkle.

A Memorial Service is planned for August 17, 2024, at 11:30 a.m. at Einans at Sunset Gardens, Life Celebration Home (Event Center), 915 Bypass Hwy, Richland, Washington, 99352.

Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Oregon.

In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation may be made to Samaritan’s Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 / Email: samaritanspurse.org

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  • Such a sweet child of God. First Baptist Ashland was blessed each time she came to visit.

    Janet Eck
    July 13, 2024
    Ashland OR
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