Photo by Steve Damon, 1994

Marjorie Mather died on Monday, January 23, 2012; she was 95.

Marjorie served the Town of Tamworth in her adult life across the spectrum of human service. She served as trustee of Cook Memorial Library, librarian of the Chocorua Library, director of the Tamworth Outing Club, board member of the Tamworth Caregivers, and devoted member of the board of the Tamworth Community Nurse Association. She produced hand-baked cookies for community fundraisers and delivered Meals on Wheels well into her 90’s.

She was also known in her later years as part of the Team of Three – Bun Nickerson, Richard Mowrer and Marjorie were steadfast regulars at the gym even in the last year of their life. She was also known as a wise, giving member of our community, a person you could always count on. She loved nature, especially the sea.

Marjorie Mayers was born in New York City December 6, 1916. Her family and her future husband’s family were grounded in the arts. Marjorie married Sydney Mather on August 30th 1936. They moved to Tamworth where Sydney partnered with Marjorie Harkness as local Real Estate Agents. Marjorie acted as Ms. Harknesses’s executive secretary as she raised their three sons.

The Mathers and the Reads of Wonalancet managed the Carroll County Cooperative mill in Chocorua during the war and used selective cutting to produce timber using best practices. Sydney died in 1968. Marjorie moved to Wonalancet above the Read house and began a forty plus year career in our local libraries and in community service.

Marjorie is survived by sons Anthony Mather and John Mather, grandchildren Michael Mather, Susan Cheever, Lee Mather, Philip Mather , Andrew Mather, 9 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Richard.

Marjorie’s service will be February 18th at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Eastern Slopes. The service will begin at 1:00PM followed by a reception at the home of Jo Anne Rainville, also in Tamworth center. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Tamworth Community Nurse Association.

Marjorie Mather 1916-2012