Marjorie Nell MacClean, 95, passed away peacefully April 26, 2021 on her father’s birthday. She was born March 21,1926 in Dillon, Montana to parents Leslie and Ruby Staudenmeyer.
Marj was raised on the Diamond O Ranch, attended school in Dillon and graduated from the Beaverhead County High School. After graduation, she attended Montana State College Bozeman graduating with a degree in Secretarial Studies. Following her graduation, she moved to Hardin and began work as the District Clerk for Hardin Schools in July of 1948 and after 41 years of service, Marj retired July 1, 1989. While living and working in Hardin, Marj met Edward W. MacClean and the couple married in Helena on November 25, 1967. The couple made their home on the MacClean Family Ranch. In 1979, Marj and Ed built their log home and moved to a ranch north of Hardin.
During her time in Hardin, Marj was very involved in her community. Marj and Ed were members of the First American Lutheran Church. Marj was a member of Chapter L P.E.O., bowling leagues, knitting groups, book clubs and many other community activities. During Ed’s battle with ALS, Marj cared for him and was a constant presence by his side. Following Ed’s death in 2002, Marj remained on the ranch north of Hardin for several years eventually selling and moving to St. John’s Mission Ridge Campus in Billings in 2008.
While at Mission Ridge, Marj made many new friends and continued her active social life including joining Wii Bowling leagues, devotional groups and playing card and dice games. During this time, Marj enjoyed day trips to visit friends and attend events in Hardin and traveling to visit her brother and her many nieces and nephews.
Marj was preceded in death by her husband, Ed MacClean; her parents Leslie and Ruby Staudenmeyer; her sisters Alice (Ralph) Duffner and Jean (Allen) Walton; and her brother-in-law Walt MacClean. Marj is survived by her brother Bill (Judy) Staudenmeyer of Dillon; her stepdaughters and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Marj’s family would like to thank the staff and care providers of St. Johns for their wonderful care of Marj throughout her time at the campus. A graveside service will be held in Hardin at the Fairview Cemetery May 18, 2012 at 2:00 pm. Those attending are requested to meet at the Bullis Mortuary at 1:45 pm to proceed to the cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association 3010 11th Ave. No, Billings, MT. 59101, the National ALS Association Evergreen Chapter, 19226 66th Ave. S #L-105 Kent, WA 98032, or a charity of one’s choice. Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements.