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News reports on the passing of Gold Star Wives Founder Marie Jordan Speer

25 Oct 2019 11:57 AM | Membership Office (Administrator)
A very nice video tribute of GSW Founder Marie Speer was posted by KIII TV from South Texas. You can see the video below or at

Additionally, Caller Times (part of the USA Today Network) has an in-depth article about Marie Speer, reporting on the founding of the organization in 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt's membership and role in the charter, and more about Mrs. Speer's life. The article was also picked up by the MSN website

Message from our President and Board Chair:

GSW is saddened to have lost our Founder of Gold Star Wives of America, Inc. Marie Speer passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019, with her family by her side. Marie had turned aged 98 on May 9th of this year. Memorial Services to be held at Arlington National Cemetery are pending at this time. If you would like to send condolences, please contact your Region President for the address. The family requests that no flowers be sent to the address.

All of us will miss Marie and our thoughts and prayers are with the family at his time.

Members may post a note to be shared with Marie Speer's family on our forum.

Nancy Menagh
National President

Harriet Boyden
Board Chair

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