Marjorie ‘Margie’ Rae Wells : Sept. 5, 1924 – Aug. 2, 2021

Margie Wells was born in Coos County, Ore. in 1924 to parents Ruby Della Newman and Norman Coon. She had two brothers, Wally and Jim, both deceased. 

She lived most of her youth with Clarence and Mary Baumgartner, who adopted her (unofficially) and raised her as their own. They lived in Bandon until the great fire of 1936 that decimated the town. Like many residents, they narrowly escaped the disaster by boat. After the fire, they moved to Coquille, Ore. and Margie graduated from high school there. 

At age 19, Margie . . .