Margery was born and raised in Hoquiam, Washington. After graduating from Hoquiam High School in 1947, she attended the University of Washington where she was a member of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority.
She was predeceased by her parents Eugene “Joe” and Linda Johannes, her sister Carolyn (Terrence) Hanley, her husband William A. Nelson and her son William E. Nelson.
Margery is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Bonnie Johannes of Hoquiam, Washington; her daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Chris Cahill of Pennington, New Jersey and her daughter-in-law, Mary Nelson of Chicago, Illinois. She is also survived by her four adored granddaughters, Dana Cahill, Kelsey (TJ) Clarkson, Kaitlin Cahill and Alison Cahill along with many nieces and nephews who will miss her very much.
While Margery was a homemaker, she was an ardent volunteer, giving her time to many great endeavors. Her warm smile and generosity were her trademark. She was a wonderful role model to her children and granddaughters. The love she gave was unconditional, and she had a lot of love to give.
She lived in Alexandria, Virginia for 42 years where she was a dedicated member of the Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. Margery was involved with United Community Ministries and Mt. Vernon-Lee Enterprises and Meals on Wheels just to name a few.
In 2019, Margery moved to Pennington, New Jersey to be closer to her family. Her family is honored and blessed to have been a part of her earthly world and wish her gentle travels onto her next journey.
A special thank you to Brandywine of Pennington and Penn Medicine Hospice for such wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a local Humane Society.
A celebration of life will be held privately with her family.