May 16, 1936 ~ February 1, 2019

Born in: San Mateo, Bolivia
Resided in: Centennial, Colorado

Marjorie Sutton passed away on February 1, 2019 in Centennial, Colorado. She was born on May 16, 1936 in San Mateo, Bolivia, the daughter of Fred and Ruth Legant. She graduated from Big Rapids High School and Henry Ford College in Michigan, and she attended Columbia Bible College. She worked as a registered nurse. Marjorie was an active volunteer for Mission Hills Home and Health Ministry, and the 9 Health Fair.

Marjorie is survived by daughter Lynette VanWagner and son Evan Sutton. Marjorie was preceded in death by husband Thomas Sutton.

Services will be held at 1 pm February 7th at Horan McConaty Mortuary. Relatives and friends are welcome.

Memorial contributions may be made in honor of Marjorie Sutton to Wycliffe Bible Translators PO box 628200 Orlando, FL 32862.

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  1. Mom, when she was young, didn’t have an easy life. She was born in Bolivia. Most of what she remembered from those early days was that llamas spit and that no one will retrieve harmonicas dropped down the outhouse hole. She was young when the family moved to Michigan and young when her father died. She was raised by a single mom, lost one brother in WWII and lost another in a drowning accident at Gull Lake Bible Campground. I think that having to rely on God so often to get her through tragedy while she was growing up had a lot to do with her rock-solid faith as an adult. The Bible verse I most associate with her is Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Mom believed that God had a good reason for anything he asked us to do.
    If she knew what she needed to do, she just did it. No questions, no excuses, no shirking. And that’s what she taught us. If you have a task, start at 100% effort and work up from there. If you borrow something, return it in better shape than when you borrowed it. If you’re a guest for a meal, help wash the dishes. If you can do it yourself, don’t bother anyone else by asking for help. Both Mom and Dad left us a legacy of absolute integrity.
    When Mom got to heaven, I know she heard “Well done, good and faithful servant. Enter into the joy of your Lord.” (from Matthew 25:14-23). And it wasn’t because of anything she did or how hard she believed; it was because of who Jesus is, and that she knew Him well enough to trust Him.

  2. What a lovely tribute! We loved the pictures. Lynette, you look just like your grandmother LeGant! I didn’t know all the heartache in her life, so was very glad to read about it. I remember staying with you in Oklahoma and again in Indiana PA. She was always a perfect hostess. I remember a Thanksgiving at their home where all the women helped with the dishes after the meal. It was my first encounter with a dish washer. May the Lord bless us each with more precious memories to treasure.
    Loving Jesus, Celia and Keith

  3. Your Mother raised a fine young man with a heart of Gold. I am sure she was so proud of you. I wish I had seen those pictures before she passed. My Mom and she had so much in common. What huge Zucchinis! I know you will miss her terribly. Thanks for sharing her life in pictures! She was truly an amazing Mother, Wife and servant of God! We will give to Wycliffe in her honor!

    With much sympathy and love,

    Joy Johnson, for Jan Hunt

  4. Marjorie was certainly a very special lady!! We feel very fortunate to have had the honor of knowing her. Our sympathies to your family on your great loss. We rejoice with you now that she is in the arms of Jesus!!

  5. Dear Sutton Family~~

    The memorial for your Mom was very touching and tender. And we were glad to have met her when you moved in to the neighborhood
    to see what a kind and caring person she was. Wishing you comfort and heartfelt condolences.

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