Marjorie Tudor Travis (1924-2013)

Marjorie Tudor Travis died peacefully at home on Oct. 10, 2013, at the age of 89, with her family by her side. She was born February 25, 1924 in Hereford, England, to Albert Tudor and Mary McGreevy Tudor. During WW II she proudly served in the British Fire Service. It was at that time that she met and fell in love with Whitney Travis, an Army lieutenant in the Medical Corps who brought her home to Peekskill, where they married on Feb. 1, 1947.

They eventually settled in Garrison in the 1950s with their two sons, John and Brion, and later their daughter, Elizabeth. “Marge” was known for her spirited wit, love of antiques, her signature pearls, colorful scarves, and everything green to include her glorious gardens and beautiful flower arrangements. A true spirited English gal, born near the River Severn, UK, who later grew to love the Hudson Valley as her home.

Her husband, Whitney and her brother, Michael Tudor predeceased her. She is survived by her children; John W. Travis (Diane), Brion D. Travis, Elizabeth Travis Heitmann (Kurt). Two grandsons; Robert W. Travis (Egle), John A. Travis, and two great-granddaughters; Ella and Olivija Travis and siblings; Brian Tudor, Derek J. Tudor, Shirley A. Tudor and her sister-in-law, Jane Travis Lent. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

For donations in Marjorie’s memory, please consider The Garrison Volunteer Fire Company or The Garrison Ambulance Corps.


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