La Grande, Oregon
Margie Cordova, 56, of Portland and formerly of La Grande, died Nov. 5, 2006, after an extended illness. A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. June 30 at the First Christian Church in La Grande.
Margie was born March 13, 1950, in Enterprise to Eugene and Donna Jewell. At a young age, she and her family moved to La Grande. She graduated from La Grande High School.
In her senior year, Margie married Jim Trump. The couple had one son. After her divorce, she married Benny Cordova and they had one son together before they divorced.
Margie drove a Tri-Met bus in Portland for elderly and disabled people until health problems forced her to quit. She was proud of her good driving record.
She was a firm believer in the Oregon donor program and donated her body to be studied for her illness, hoping that the research could help someone else.
In the last few years of her life, she lived with her friend and caregiver, Judy Rice.
Survivors include her mother, Donna Campbell of La Grande; son, Justin Cordova of Portland; sister, Shirley Harris of Albany; half-sister, Debbie Taylor and half-brother Milke Jewell, and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father, her grandparents and her son, Todd Trump.
La Grande Observer – Obituaries For The Week Ending June 23, 2007 Published: June 23, 2007
Transcribed by Dixie Ricker