Marjorie (Marge) Jean Boone, 74, passed away peacefully in Henderson, NV after bravely battling Lewey Body Dementia / Parkinson’s Disease. Marge is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Lisa & James Coe, son, Lew Evans, and son and daughter-in-law, Joseph & Megan Boone. In addition, she will be missed by her grandchildren Robert Smith, Samantha Smith, Jack Evans, Rylan Boone, Haley Boone, Lilly Boone, and great-granddaughter, Ava Smith. She is preceded in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Walter Rae Boone, and her loving son, Chester Ferguson Evans, III.
Marge was born in Baltimore, MD to Joseph and Dorothy Winter on January 13, 1947. She was a member of Lambda Kappa Pi Sorority at Eastern High School. After graduating, she began her work career as a clerk typist at Fort Meade while attending night classes at Baltimore Junior College. Marriage and beginning a family had her choosing to take a hiatus and become a homemaker for several years. A divorce, a new marriage, a new baby, and a few part-time jobs later, Marge returned to college and not only obtained her Associate in Arts Degree, a Bachelor of Science Degree, but a Master’s Degree as well, all in Nursing. She was a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Sorority. She was passionate about psychology, problem solving, and helping others with mental health challenges. Upon earning her Master’s degree, she left the role of staff RN in mental health facilities to become a Licensed Nurse Psychotherapist at a private family counseling practice.
Even though Marge was a Baltimore girl at heart – loved Berger cookies, steamed crabs, the Ravens, and was the envy of all her friends when she scored tickets to see the Beatles in Baltimore on their initial visit to the United States; she moved to Talbot County in the late 1980’s and called the Eastern Shore her home until moving in with her daughter and son-in-law in Nevada. Marge was a social, kind, giving person, and loyal friend. Perhaps that is what led her along with her husband to open a gift shop on the Eastern Shore. It brought her joy to be part of the community, meet people, and to bring happiness to others through the unique Chesapeake wares they purchased at her shop. Marge had a lot to be proud of but mostly her family. She spent whatever time was available with her family, vacations and holidays were scheduled around them, and a few days without a phone call was unheard of. Her friends were friends for life. Marge above all, had a strong belief in God. Her Faith got her through challenges, kept her positive, and allowed her to be the loving Christian woman that she was. She loved life and living. Music, knitting, traveling, staying current with the news and politics, reading, watching Jeopardy & Wheel of Fortune, and watching the Ravens’ games were some of her favorite pastimes. She leaves to mourn her passing and continue her spirit and compassion many lifetime friends and admirers.
The family requests donations be made to Cleveland Clinic Medical Center or Alzheimer’s Association to find the cure for Parkinson’s Disease and Dementias at the following websites: my.clevelandclinic.org/giving or alz.org.
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