Margery June Weller

Date of Birth

June 1, 1928

Date of Death

July 7, 2023

City of Death

San Rafael, CA

Margery Miller Weller passed away peacefully at home in San Rafael, California on July 7, 2023. She was born in San Jose, California to Evadne Mable Knowles Miller and Jacob Lester Miller. She and her sister, Virginia Miller Hartinger, played among the orchards and ranches in the Santa Clara Valley.

She graduated from The University of California, Berkeley with a BA in Political Science in 1948. She married Stevens Weller, Jr. of Pasadena California, on April 21, 1950. The couple settled in Pasadena, where they raised their four children.

Marge was an active participant in local politics and causes, and along with neighbors, co-founded the West Pasadena Residents’ Association in 1958 to combat the US Government’s intention to turn the historic Vista Del Arroyo Hotel, across the street from her home, into a military induction center. The project threatened to destroy the close-knit residential community.. Their successful efforts led to many more projects aimed at protecting the unique flavor and quality of life in the community. She considered this work to be the most rewarding of her life. She served on many local charity boards and was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church.

In addition, the family had many wonderful times aboard their sloop, the Bearflag, sailing to the Channel Islands and Baja. She was never seasick, even in the most inclement conditions, and would be happily reading a book below deck while the rest of us braved the elements.

In 1986 Marge and Steve moved to Montecito, California to enjoy retirement. Marge was an avid golfer at the Valley Club, and a devoted bridge player. She enjoyed learning French, and she and Steve made many wonderful memories traveling the world. She read voraciously, and was a serious student of history.

In 2003 she and Steve moved to Marin County, California, to be closer to their daughter, Sarah Weller King. It was a fortuitous arrangement, enabling them to be an active part of family events and milestones. After Steve passed away in 2010, Marge initiated many family trips and birthday celebrations. Family was able to come and go, and she loved having them around, following everyone’s progress.

She celebrated her 95th birthday June 1, 2023, with all her children and assorted grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Virgina Miller Hartinger, and husband Stevens Weller, Jr. She is survived by her children, Sandra Knowles Weller, Sarah Weller King, Stevens Weller III, and William Bradford Weller. Grandchildren include William Van Beckum, James Van Beckum, Tyler King, Lucille King, John (Jack) Weller, Kristen Weller, and great-grand daughters Cora Van Beckum and Amelia Van Beckum.

Marge, go lightly. You were an extraordinary woman of keen intelligence and humor, and you will be greatly missed.


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