BANGOR and WASHINGTON – Marjorie Blanche (Turner) Ludwig, 89, formerly of Washington, died Nov. 10, 2012, at a Bangor health care facility. She was born March 13, 1923, in Liberty, to Arthur and Edith (Rhodes) Turner.
She grew up on her family’s farm in Liberty, walking to the one-room school down the road, and later graduating from Walker High School, which meant she had to board with a family during the school week. She attended a business school in Scarborough and worked for a brokerage firm for a few years. She married Edward Ludwig, Dec. 8, 1945. She and Ed ran the F.L. Ludwig & Son family general store in Washington until 1973. Marjorie and Ed spent 10 years of their retirement in Silver Springs, Fla. She was predeceased by Ed in 2011. She was an active member of Evening Star Grange, Washington; Order of the Eastern Star, was a 4-H leader and Cub Scout den leader, and member of the local extension organization. She was an integral part of Washington Parent-Teacher Association. She loved animals, especially Pipsqueaks 1 and 2. She enjoyed growing flowers in her gardens, as well as appreciating the lady slippers and mayflowers of the spring. She really enjoyed decorating her home throughout the year as the seasons changed. Sewing, crocheting, embroidering, arranging flowers, creating projects from recycled materials and cooking for her family were major activities for her. She was very creative when it came to making her children’s birthday cakes. She had a lovely sense of humor, enjoyed being teased and always loved a good giggle. She was happiest when surrounded by family and friends, and always appreciated the attention and efforts of those closest to her.
She is survived by her daughters, Valerie Griffin and her husband, Michael, of Orono and Joanne Shuman and her husband, Timothy, of Jefferson; son, Michael Ludwig and his wife, Amy, of Bangor; and grandchildren, Nicholaus Shuman of Biddeford, Joshua Griffin and his wife, Susan, of Bangor, Lyndsy Shuman of Portland, Kate Ludwig of Kansas City, Mo., and Benjamin Ludwig of Saco.
Friends and family are welcome to visit 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. A service to celebrate Marjorie’s life will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Hall Funeral Home, Waldoboro. Burial will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, at Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Mount Vernon Road, Augusta. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Marjorie’s memory to Evening Star Grange, 249 Old Union Road, Washington, ME 04574. Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting their Book of Memories at