Marjorie E. Conover (Aug 21, 1922 - Dec 1, 2010)
Marjorie Conover moved to Marin after World War II with her husband Luther (Bill) Conover and started a furniture business noted to this day for its innovative modern design. That evolved into the famous Trade Fair gift store aboard the ferryboat Berkeley in Sausalito.
After the Berkeley was sold to the San Diego Maritime Museum, Marge founded MARC, now known as Life House, and started a series of homes for developmentally disabled adults. She also was a self-employed bookkeeper, working for many local businesses and developing the budget for the Marin County Health and Human Services.
She recently retired to The Redwoods in Mill Valley. Marge grew up in the Chicago area, attended Connecticut College, and graduated from Northwestern University. She enjoyed ballet, jazz, and modern art. Marge is survived by her daughter, Gail, son Luke, daughter-in-law, Muffie, and granddaughters, Abby and Cameo Conover. At her request, no memorial service was held. She would like memorial contributions to go to Life House, Integrated Community Services, or the Institute of Abundant Living.http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/myringitis/obituary.aspx?n=marjorie-e-conover&pid=146906143http://www.lifehouseagency.org/