Marjorie and her husband, Elmer, owned the El Cerrito Mill and Lumber on San Pablo Avenue for 56 years. She was a third-generation Californian, whose great-grandmother traveled in a covered wagon to California, according to Legacy.com
She is survived by two children, seven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren. She was born in Port Richmond in 1908 and graduated from U.C. Berkeley with the class of 1929.
A celebration of her life will be held at Sunset View Chapel, 101 Colusa Avenue on Saturday, Oct. 26. at 10 a.m.The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Scholarship Funds of El Cerrito Rotary Foundation, P.O. Box 44, El Cerrito, California 94530, or the Soup Kitchen, c/o Christian Home Missionary Baptist Church, 26 West Barrett Avenue, Richmond, California 94801.