Marjorie Hope Hunter Anderson Drummond
Midge Drummond, who brightened and enriched the lives of all she knew, departed this world on October 4, 2019.
Born to Dorothy Hope and John Marshall Hunter in Plainfield, NJ on May 26, 1922, Midge moved with her family to Auburn, NY in 1925.
In addition to her parents, Marjorie is predeceased by her brother Dr. John Marshall “Bud” Hunter (1952), her first husband, Army Captain Bror Henry Anderson who died in service to his country in 1944, and her husband of 46 years, WWII Marine 1st Lieutenant and Attorney at Law, Burke W. Drummond (1994), her daughter Judith A. Sutherland (2016) and son R. Steven Anderson (2018). Midge is survived by her sister Dorothy E. Hunter Babcock of Simsbury, CT; daughters Katharine Didham-Gracier of Napa, CA, Anne Iverson (David) of Evans, GA, and Elizabeth (David) Kearney of Rush, NY; grandchildren Peter, Richard, Beth, Avery, Ethan, John, Bethany, Amanda and Emma; great- grandchildren Cade, Lura, Madelyn, and Mayes; and generations of loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Marjorie graduated from Auburn schools and Cornell University, class of 1943. She taught at Logan Street School for several years. While raising her family, Midge was a scout leader, room mother, host to three exchange students, served at the Red Cross, co-chaired the March of Dimes, and volunteered at Auburn Memorial Hospital’s Gift Shop. She also enjoyed multigenerational friendships made through her Bridge and Reading Clubs. Midge has long been active in the life of Second Presbyterian/Westminster Presbyterian Church where she became their first woman Elder in 1952, served as a Deacon, was a member of the Worship and Pastor Search Committees, taught Sunday school, and played in the Bell Choir. For over 20 years, the Drummonds hosted Westminster’s Easter Sunrise Service at their home.
Following several years of employment at Balian’s Gift Shop, Midge discovered her passion for needlepoint. Beginning in 1971 and continuing for more than 30 years, she operated a needlepoint shop in her home, teaching classes and sharing her creative talents.
Throughout her 97 years, Midge was loving, devoted, generous, cheerful, and had a marvelous sense of humor. She will be missed beyond measure.
The Drummond family wishes to express thanks to the attentive staff of the Fourth Floor of The Commons at St Anthony.
Family extends the deepest heartfelt gratitude to Team Midge: Chris Anne, Lisa, Donna C, Donna V, Cheryl, Helen, Brenda, and Mary who provided many years of friendship, companionship and advocacy.
Calling hours for Midge will be held at Brew Funeral Home on Thursday October 24th from 4 to 7 pm. Her Memorial Service will be held at Westminster Church on Friday October 25th at 11 am.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Midge’s beloved Westminster Presbyterian Church, 17 William St, Auburn NY 13021.
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Westminster Presbyterian Church
17 william Street, Auburn NY 13021