Marjorie Cook

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Daily Press
February 21, 2012


Marjorie Virginia Cook, 89, of Williamsburg, departed this life in peace at the home of her daughter, Christine in Vienna, Va., the evening of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012.

Mrs. Cook was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., and grew up in Seeley Lake, Mont. She was married to Richard E. Cook, then a Seabee serving in the Aleutian Islands, in San Francisco in 1945. The family settled in Missoula, Mont., moved to Michigan in 1951, and to Williamsburg, Va., in 1960. Mrs. Cook was a registered nurse and later worked for Colonial Williamsburg, as a tour escort for 26 years, until retiring in 1991. She was a keen student of American colonial history, served as a program developer and trainer, and traveled throughout the U.S. and the world. She was also an active and devout member of the congregation of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church, from its founding in 1963, and a devoted friend to many in the community.

She was preceded in death by her former husband; and by her daughter, Barbara.

She is survived by three other children, Richard C. Cook of Roanoke, Va., Sandra Hutton of Lanexa, Va., and Christine Dunbar of Vienna, Va.; as well as 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17, at St. Martin’s, to be followed by a reception. Ashes will be placed in St. Martin’s Bell Tower Memorial Garden.

Charitable contributions may be made, in Mrs. Cook’s memory, to St. Martin’s to benefit those in need.

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