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C. S. Lewis

Marjorie Tyne

Born: 
Saturday, February 4, 1933
Died: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
Birthplace: 
St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles
Service Information: 
A graveside service will be held on June 7th, at 2:00 p.m. at Greenacres Memorial Park in Bellingham.
On April 5th, 2022, the remarkable life of Marjorie Tyne (originally de Weever) ended.  Marge was born on St. Maarten, Netherland Antilles on February 4th 1933 to Dutch parents and was raised on the island of Aruba.  Marge was trilingual, speaking English at home, Dutch in school and Papiamento (a Spanish/Portuguese Creole language) on the street.  She attended school in a one room schoolhouse with her sister Marilyn and brother Bob.  Fulfilling a lifelong dream to be a farmer in the United States, Marge's father moved the family to upstate New York in 1953 and began dairy farming while Marge, who had never been in a building with more than three floors, worked on the 19th floor of the Remington Rand building in Manhattan.  During an early snowfall in her first months in the U.S. she was given a break from work so she could go down to the street to experience her first snowfall.
 
Marge met her future husband John Tyne on a blind date and they married on August 27th, 1957 and remained happily so for the nest 61 years.  The couple moved to the suburbs of Long Island where they raised sons Keith and Kenneth and later moved to Bellingham in 2008.  Marge was "Auntie Marge" to many nieces and nephews and later, "Granny" to her beloved grandchildren Dylan ("Dooples"), Hannah (Haneets) and Karoline (Karolincha).  After her family, Marge's great love was sports.  There was no bigger sports fan mother than Marge as her sons played various youth sports growing up.  On television, Marge watched everything from golf to world little league baseball, always rooting for the underdog.  Marge's gentleness and compassion for al those she encountered earned her many lifelong, dear friends.  She is predeceased by her husband John and brother Bob.  

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