Marjorie Miriam Doyle was born on April 24, 1925 in Tathra, the first child to parents William ‘Bill’ Elliot Warn and Ruby Rita Lillian Warn nee Thompson.
The following year her brother Neville John Warn was born followed five years later by a sister Joan Lillian Warn.
Marj grew up in Bermagui and when she was 16 she moved with her family to Eden.
It was here her father built his fishing vessel the Eden Star in 1946. During WWII Marj served in the Volunteer Air Observers Corps – serving two years six months 1081 hours and 55 minutes.
In 1944 Marj met Walter George Doyle, a Rat of Tobruk from Cunningham/Lakes Entrance, Victoria who was visiting his sister Rosie Hancock in Eden.
Marj baked a cake and brought it to Rosie’s house and upon meeting Wally he told her “Don’t think you can win me over by making me a cake!”
They married the next year on October 17, 1945.
Marj and Wally began their family with Ronnie, born in 1946, followed by Graeme in 1949.
The young family moved to Lucknow, Victoria then to Sale, Victoria and later to Triabunna, Tasmania when Marj’s parents and siblings moved there.
They soon returned to Eden as Marj’s mother hadn’t wanted to move to Tasmania in the first place, stating “You can’t uproot an old tree.”
Marj and Wally moved their young family, now completed with Wayne born in 1954 to Mrs Macpherson’s farm at Greig’s Flat to share farm.
Marj always said she wanted a daughter but she wouldn’t change having her boys for anything.
After this, Marj and Wally purchased and moved into their permanent house, 87 Flora Street Eden where they watched their young boys grow into young men and have families of their own, with grandchildren Vanessa (Ron and Vicki), Cilla, Cindy (Graeme and Anna), Wade (Wayne and Vicki), Josh (Ron and Julie), Sara and Carly (Wayne and Vicki).
Marj enjoyed tennis, golf and later in life, bowls.
She became a keen player along with her sister and lifelong friend, Dorothy Rosland.
In September of 2009 Marj was devastated by the death of Wally. She had lost her soul mate.
“I’m not much good without Pop,” she would often say “He was always there for me and I was always there for him.”
In 2012 Marj was finding it difficult to cope at home and moved into the Eden Nursing Home for respite where she decided to stay.
She passed away on July 16, 2013.
Marj was a loving mother to her three sons and grandmother to her seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.