Margery Tonks passed away Friday September, 13th with her family close by.

Marge was active with UU Fellowship of St. Croix and Interfaith Coalition. A celebration of her life was held on Tuesday Sept 17th at 10 am.

Born in 1917 in Providence Rhode Island, she attended Smith College (last spring she attended her 75th college reunion), married Bob Tonks, raised 3 children, Marilyn, Phil and Andrew, while teaching at Beaver Country Day School in Massachusetts. In retirement, she and Bob spent 17 years sailing the Caribbean, Galapagos, and the Mediterranean. They then settled into their home in Morningstar in the mid 80’s. Marge became very active with Camp Arawak, Interfaith Coalition and with it’s Caregivers program. In her later years, she “ran” in the Women’s Coalition fundraiser, winning her age category every time (She was the only person in her age bracket such that the organization had to add older groupings each year for her). Marge was awarded National Volunteer of the Year in 2011 by Faith in Action National Network. She was a member of a writers’ group, and contributed to their publications.

Margery is also survived by her grandchildren: Kirsten Nordstrom, Brian Tonks, Marilyn Tonks, Patrick Tonks, Niko Tonks, Charlie Tonks, and Thalassa Tonks, as well as eight great grandsons and one great granddaughter.

Margery always had a positive attitude, believed a person can make a difference helping others, and loved to sing. Donations can be made in lieu of flowers to the Interfaith Coalition.