WEST, Marjorie Eichenlaub Marjorie West passed away on October 13th, in the comfort of her home and after having loving visits with family, friends and caregivers. Margie was born in 1922 in Columbus, Ohio. She was the daughter of Arthur and Eunice Eichenlaub. Her family moved to Jacksonville , Florida and then to Atlanta, where she spent most of her youth in Druid Hills. She graduated from Ward- Belmont Prep School in Nashville in 1943 where she was the Homecoming Queen and May Queen. She no doubt, caught the attention of Charles Berry West, also of Druid Hills. While he was on leave from the U.S. Navy, they were married in Atlanta and honeymooned in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Their marriage together lasted until he passed away three years ago. Margie was a devoted mother to her five children, a caring grandmother and steadfast wife to her husband and loyal friend to so many. Margie's contributions to the arts in Atlanta will be part of her lasting legacy. As a voracious collector herself, The High Museum of Atlanta, its patrons and visitors are the beneficiaries of Margie's keen collector's eye and unbridled passion for the arts. She served on the board of The High Museum, was a long time member of Forward Arts Foundation and founding member of The Ceramic Circle of Atlanta. Margie was also a devoted member of Trinity Presbyterian Church where she attended worship services for 70 years. Margie's passion for so much in life, her steely determination and strength of character will be long remembered by her family and friends. She is survived by her five children, Charles, David, Margie, Vincent and Mark, along with their respective spouses, and her grandchildren, Casey, Bryan, Ashley, Robby, Anna, Ansley, Cubby, Vincent, Eliza, Christopher and spouses, and she, as well, will be reunited with joyfulness in Heaven with her two beloved grandchildren, Wink and Mark. She is survived as well by 16 great grandchildren. All of her family celebrates her life and gives thanks for the extraordinary elements of her life that lives on in each and every one and will for all future descendants. Margie is also survived by Alex Palacio, who provided her loving and comforting support when she was unable to care for herself along with many wonderful caregivers for whom her family is forever grateful. A memorial service will be held in her honor at Trinity Presbyterian Church at 10 AM, Monday the 17th of October and there will be a reception in the church that will follow. The family asks that in lieu of flowers a donation be considered for Skyland Trail or The Forward Arts Foundation.
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