Marjorie Stuard Rollo, age 86, passed away on Vashon Island on December 20, 2017, with family by her side. She was born September 8, 1931, in Ancon, U.S. Canal Zone, Republic of Panama, to Captain Nevins Young and Mildred Young. She was the youngest of two children, her brother Nevins Young, Jr., “Chip” preceded her.
She grew up in Point Loma, San Diego, and attended USC and Arizona State University. After graduating with a degree in education, she drove to New York City and worked for the Pelham Elementary School near Manhattan. After two years she joined the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Program. She worked as an elementary school teacher for the Department of Defense for 10 years in Germany, Great Britain and Belgium. She met her future husband Jack Rollo, a native of Seattle, in Idar-Oberstein, Germany, and they were married in Kusnacht-Zurich, Switzerland, on December 21, 1960. During this time they traveled extensively throughout Europe and the Middle East, including road trips in their VW Beetle from Cairo through Israel, Jordan, Syria and Turkey.
When it was time to return to the U.S. in 1965, after long discussions with Jack about which city was better, they flipped a Deutsche Mark, moved to Seattle, eventually settling on Vashon Island in 1967.
Marge loved spending time with friends and family; completing many projects at her beloved Salmon la Sac cabin, betting on any sporting event she could, and finding the best deals at Granny’s Attic.
Marge was a strong and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, friend and Granny’s Attic Volunteer. She loved the five dogs and two cats she cared for over her life, especially the two Golden Retrievers, Mickey and Luke. She is survived by her sons Ian and Nick, her daughter Kim, their supportive partners Jean, Pedro, Sara and Kerry, and five beautiful granddaughters, Natalie, Ellie, Tessa, Stella and Rebecca. Her kindness, thoughtfulness, and strong sense of humor about the vagaries of life will truly be missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial donation to:
Vashon Island Pet Protectors.
PO Box 245, Vashon, WA 98070