Obituary Marjorie Jane Lentz Swinarton Pinehurst

Marjorie Jane Lentz Swinarton, 89 of Pinehurst, passed on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. 

A memorial service will be held 11:15 AM Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst presided over by Rev. Rod Stone. The service will be live-streamed to the Boles Funeral Home Facebook page beginning 5min prior to the start of the service.

Marge was born July 15, 1931 in Rutherford, NJ to the late Morgan and Anna (Zengel) Lentz, owners of Bonny Dell Farms.  She and her siblings learned the value of hard work, as well as pride in work, from their parents.  Throughout her school years Marge excelled in sports, though when she joined the school chorus her teacher, Doc Monroe, advised her to “mouth the words Miss Lentz”! 

Upon graduating Rutherford High School Marge attended Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City.   Her training served her well with executive secretary positions at Degussa Engineering in Kearny, NJ and Jet Aviation in Teterboro, NJ. 

Athletics were always a passion for Marge, especially golf.  She retired to Pinehurst following a group of friends from New Jersey.  Upon moving to Pinehurst, Marge volunteered at the Givens Memorial Library and was instrumental in putting the card catalogue on-line, entering all the book information into the computer.  She was also active in initiating and maintaining the library bookstore currently housed at the Roast Office in Pinehurst.

Marge also volunteered weekly at the Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, working at the information desk and loving her interaction with customers and her co-worker June Purvis.

She is survived by her daughter, Lynn Goldhammer of Pinehurst. A son, Kurt Goldhammer and wife Lina of Long Branch, NJ; Two sisters, Patricia Fredericks and husband Douglas of Lexington, VA; and Jane Garrett of Ocean Port, NJ; Two grandchildren, Kyle Goldhammer of Pompton Lakes, NJ and Kelly Goldhammer and husband Mark of Leonardo, NJ; along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Lentz, Lorraine Lentz and a brother, Calvin Lentz.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in memory of Marjorie Swinarton to the Givens Memorial Library at PO Box 159, Pinehurst, NC 28370 or Community Presbyterian Church at PO Box 1449, Pinehurst, NC 28374

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Services entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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