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Marjorie Deloris Shuster

July 4, 1928 - Feb. 23, 2014

Longtime Twain Harte resident Marjorie Deloris Shuster died Feb. 23 at Sonora Regional Medical Center. She was 85.

Mrs. Shuster was born in Stockton, the daughter of Elsie and John Harms.

She married Arthur Shuster on Sept. 6, 1950, in Pocatello, Idaho.

They moved to Santa Clara where Mrs. Shuster taught elementary school for 39 years.

In 1988, she and her husband retired to Twain Harte.

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and enjoyed crocheting, reading, cruising and bowling.

Mrs. Shuster was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie and John Harms.

She is survived by her husband, Arthur Shuster, of Twain Harte; son, Gregory Shuster, of Camas, Wash.; daughter, Deborah Allen, of Simi Valley; granddaughter, Jennifer Shuster, of San Jose; grandson, David Garrett-Dike Shuster, of San Jose; and one great-grandchild, Brontae Shuster, of San Jose.

A private service is planned.

Heuton Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements.

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