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There will be a memorial service at 11 a.m. Friday, September 15, 2017 at St Paul's Ivy for Jean MacKeller Marshall.

Jean MacKeller Marshall, a native Charlottesvillian, aged 93, died on September 2 of this year, having been an Albemarle Garden Club member for over 45 years.

She joined our Club in 1972, leaving an imprint almost too big to match. She participated in almost every aspect of our Club's doings, and served as a second Vice President in 1981. Almost every year as a member, she worked tirelessly on the botanical collection at Morea. She was very well known for her gardening knowledge and ability to identify plants, and she was especially good on naming daffodil varieties and wildflowers. Besides being on the Morea Committee, she was a vital part of the Rose Test Committee, the Lily Test Committee, the Daffodil Committee, the Bulletin/CGV Journal writing Committee, the Nellie Hough course, and the Martha Jefferson House Committee. In fact, she often served as Chairman of all of these Committees at various times. She was also our Club's Parliamentarian in 1982. In 1976, she won the Leon Ladson Perry Award, and in 1978, the Garden Club of Virginia Horticulture Award.

What an amazing resume she had!

More than all of this, Jean was a much loved member of our Club - one who was very modest about her extraordinary contributions to our lives as Club members and gardeners.

We will miss Jean very much indeed.

Respectively submitted by Mary Pollock

Thank you to our members that have made a donation in Jean's name to AGC. If you would like to make a donation, please send checks to AGC PO Box 5746, Barracks Road Station Charlottesville VA 22905 Please indicate that it is in Jean's memory.


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Albemarle Garden Club

P.O. Box 5746, Charlottesville, VA  22905