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Marjorie Meyer Cosel

September 20, 1922 - May 1, 2016

Services Date May 4, 2016

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Marjorie Jean Meyer Cosel (Margie), beloved wife, mother, and grandmother – passed from this life onSunday, May 1, 2016 at age 93. She is survived by her son’s – Stephen, Gary, and Scott Cosel, andgrandson’s David and Jeremy Cosel.Margie was born on September 20, 1922 in Sterling Colorado, to parents Charles and Stella Meyer.Tragic deaths to both Stella, and her older brother, Robert Meyer, occurred when she was ages 8 and 10 respectively. Charles remarried Betty Goldman-Meyer, and she was raised in Greeley Colorado. The daughter of a well respected Polish immigrant of Jewish heritage, Marjorie’s father was a successful clothing & dry goods store owner, and actively involved in the early business development of Greeley. Marjorie attended Stephens College (Missouri), and graduated from University of Illinois (Champagne Urbana) with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences (1944). She was active in the AE Phi Sorority where she not only met a number of lifetime female friends, but was fixed up on a blind date with a handsome young Lieutenant Harold “Bud” Cosel – becoming her lifetime partner for almost 70 years. They were married on October 6, 1946 in Denver Colorado. In 1948 they relocated to Los Angeles, California – where she became a full time mother, and devoted herself to a lifetime of involvement with her female friends, Early Childhood Education instruction, and numerous charitable volunteer positions. She proudly served as President of the Los Angeles Women’s Committee of the National Jewish Hospital at Denver, and for years was an active volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program. During her more active years – she was an avid golfer, setting in motion a love for the game that has led her sons and grandson to great joys and successes. A lifetime member of Leo Baeck Temple – Marjorie loved singing in the choir, lighting the candles for a shabbat dinner, and attending High Holiday Services. She also loved to travel with her beloved husband, Bud, having the good fortunes of visiting almost every continent and culture. Marjorie’s greatest asset was her love for family and friends. She was the matriarch of the Cosel-Meyer family. In her presence face to face, or through telephone conversations – she took genuine interest in the well being of others, listening attentively, and making each of us feel like we were the center of her universe. She found great delight in welcoming us into her home for delicious meals, shelter, and stimulating conversation. Our sadness in losing her presence in our lives is softened by the knowledge that she is now rejoined with her husband, Bud, for eternity. Her partner of 70 years left us in April. Until the week of his passing it was not unusual to find them holding hands, and we have no doubt that he is now at peace with the love of his life by his side. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 4, at 1 p.m. at Hillside Memorial Park and Mortuary, Culver City, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions in Marjorie’s name be directed to: The Jewish Healing and Hospice Center of Los Angeles, 10573 West Pico Blvd., #850, Los Angeles, CA 90064