Marjorie Edith Naylor Rekowski, 76 of Hope Valley, passed away November 1, 2020 at the Westerly Hospital. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Rekowski. Born August 28, 1944, in Bristol PA, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Elmer B. Naylor Jr. and Edith (Hughes).
Marjorie was in the last class at the old Hope Valley High School and the first class to attend Chariho Regional High School. After High School she attended Rhode Island College and received her teaching degree. After college she was a teacher at the Ladd School for many years. She had been a Social Worker in Hope Valley, a Realtor in Westerly for Century 21, and also a CNA for Summit Health Services. Marjorie was a member of The Daughters of the American Revolution and the Kings Daughters of Rhode Island. She was a Cub Scout leader and a 4H leader with the Happy Valley Workers. She was the coordinator/docent and record keeper for the Scottish Highland games in Richmond. She was on the Hopkinton Republican Town Committee, served as Director of Public Welfare of Hopkinton, and she was also the Republican nominee for both Rhode Island State Senate (1998) and State Representative (2000).
Marjorie enjoyed traveling and visiting cousins in New York & New Jersey. She loved painting in watercolor and oils, doing ceramics, sculpting, calligraphy and crafts.
Marjorie is survived by her children Sheryl Rhodes of Texas, Steven Rekowski, Tanya Doucette and her husband Jeff of North Providence. She also leaves her grandchildren, Marissa Doucette, Zo’I Bii Graestonne, Harley Rhodes, Trystan Rekowski & Lillian Horton Rekowski. She is also survived by sisters Lorraine Ryan of FL, Deborah Naylor-Farhar of OK, Catherine Price-Presley of LA, Virgina Schnaitter of FL and brother Richard (Emma) of IA.
She was predeceased by her sister Hazel Douthitt, brothers Elmer B. Naylor III (Maria), Ralph W. Naylor (Judy) and half-sisters Beverly J. Brister and Audray E. Spierens.
She will be interred with her late husband at the Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, the burial will be private.
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