She was one of few lucky enough to fly on the Goodyear Blimp and spent many hours next to Chuck in small planes that he flew when they were young. The last years of her husbands’ career, she visited most of the free world with him. Later years while watching the Travel Channel, she would say with a smile, “I was there.”
Marion and Chuck loved to dance. They would travel to Big Band dances and cleared the floor. It was like watching them dance on clouds which we know in our hearts they are doing now.
Marion was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Oneonta where she taught Sunday school and was a member of the Mary Circle. In later years, she would be found every Friday without fail chopping onions for Saturday’s Bread.
Marion loved her holidays. Thanksgiving dinner with her famous red and green salads, had apples, celery, walnuts or pineapple all perfectly chopped. One Thanksgiving, her son, Mike supplied the family turkey. At the table her comment to him was, “Good bird, Turkey.” She had such a way with words and from time to time her own vocabulary. She always wanted to make sure everyone was “sufficiently suffonsified.”
Christmas was especially important to Marion. Christmas breakfast with her Christmas eggs, English muffins, hash, orange juice and an assortment of jams was the most important day of the year to her and the entire family. This tradition will carry on in memory of her!
She was the perfect wife, mom, ‘gramma, ‘gammie, great-grandma, great-great-grandma and best girlfriend there was.
She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Charles Shader.
Surviving are her son, Michael Shader and wife Deborah; daughter, Jo Bordinger and husband Morry; five grandchildren, Patrick O’Kelly and wife Jamie, Michael Bordinger-Lutz and husband Michael, Charles Bordinger, Samantha Ballard and husband Jason, Maureen Shader and husband Zac La Fratta; 10 great-grandchildren, Anthony, Clinton, Cali, Druzianna, Skylah, Meghan, Garrett, Maxton John, Lilian and Clark; and one great-great-grandchild, Oskar.