Marjorie (Mulvaney) Goldcamp, 101, formerly of Ashland, Kentucky passed away on Friday, May 28, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Marion, Iowa with her family by her side.
Marge was born October 16, 1919, in Lockland, Ohio, the daughter of Harry and Gertrude (Brewer) Mulvaney. On September 7, 1946, she was united in marriage to Boyce Charles Goldcamp. To this union, her seven children were born. Raised in Catlettsburg, she was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland and graduated from Holy Family High School in 1938. A woman of strong faith, she began each morning attending Mass and ended her day in prayer.
Mom was a loving, interesting and vital woman. She loved a good party, a good book, a challenging crossword puzzle, and lively conversation. Always adventurous, mom traveled extensively, including trips to China, Australia, throughout Europe, and the United States from Maine to Hawaii. A lifelong Democrat, her day was not complete without watching CNN to stay up on current events. We often joked that arguing with our former president got her “Irish up”, contributing to her longevity.
Widowed in 1976, mom relished her role as Matriarch of a large, extended family, many of whom still reside in the Ashland area. Lovingly known as “GG” to her 30 great grandchildren, she never forgot a holiday or birthday and loved nothing more than to hear about their accomplishments.
Marge is survived and lovingly remembered by six children, Diane Graziani and Marjorie McCubbin of California, Mary Rinaldi, Rosemary Denes and Janet Burdette of Iowa, and James (Kim) Goldcamp of Gallipolis, Ohio; 14 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; one brother, Terry Mulvaney of Catlettsburg; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Boyce Goldcamp; daughter, Kathy Smelser; two grandchildren, Jennifer Denes and Josh Burdette; four brothers, Harry, Dave, Jack and Neil Mulvaney and sister Patricia Brown; and three sons-in-law, Steve Burdette, Terry Orton, and Ron McCubbin.
Mom, you continue to be our rock, our true North, and the glue that will always hold us together. We love you. Thank you for showing us the way.
Mass and Celebration of Marjorie’s Life will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, June 25, 2021, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Ashland. Inurnment will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Ironton, Ohio.
Memorials in Marjorie’s memory may be made to Hospice of Mercy, 315 North 18th Ave, Hiawatha, IA 52233.
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