Marjorie L. Tyree, a former state government employee, died on Saturday, June 1, 2019. She was 100.
She was born on May 18, 1919, in Parkesburg to the late John and Mabel Tyree. After graduating from Virginia State University, she worked for the state government in Pennsylvania. At one point she also taught school. Health issues resulted in an early retirement.
Tyree loved PBS, “Jeopardy” and shows about her favorite animals — cats, dogs and horses. She was also a bit of a history buff and could tell others about past and current events. One of her proudest moments was the election of Barack Obama.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, John “Buddy” Tyree; sisters, Dorothy Tyree and Betty James; brother-in-law, Louis E. James; sister-in-law, Oneida Tyree; and nephew, Ronald Tyree.
She is survived by: her nieces, Camille J. Robinson, Carmen Rose, Dawn R. James and Lisa K. James; nephew, Christopher L. James; cousin, Ocea Thomas; and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service was held July 18 at Kearsley Rehabilitation and Nursing Home, 2001 N. 49th St.
Emmanuel Johnson Funeral Home handled the arrangements.