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Marjorie Hart Cline of Silver Spring, MD, passed away at Holy Cross Hospital on February 7, 2013. She was 81, the beloved wife of Thomas Lytton Cline; mother of Judith Lise-Anne Cline, Karen Barbara Cline-Walter, and Marcia Virginia Cline; grandmother of Daniel Donald Walter, Gina Marie Walter, Gavin Whitney Holt, Jacqueline Anne Holt, Nalani Jewel Moseley, and Hart Mason Moseley; mother-in-law of Timothy Holt; aunt of Warren Meeks and Mila Meeks - pillars of strength during the trying times; and sister-in-law, or aunt, grand-aunt, or great-grand-aunt of 75 others more distantly located, all but five of whom she knew well. She began dating her husband-to-be in 1951, became engaged to him and graduated from Hiram College in 1953, married him in 1954 and by the time of his PhD in 1961, their third child was on the way. Her life-long priority was dedication to others, as a wife and as homemaker to their three children, and as a pre-school teacher in Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, and Maryland, as a volunteer Girl Scout leader in Silver Spring, as a volunteer in the Emergency Room at Holy Cross Hospital, as a volunteer for Montgomery County libraries, and as a Medical Assistant in several agencies. She loved all wildernesses - the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, the Great Barrier Reefs of Australia and of Belize, Kruger Park, Alaska, Turkey, the Virgin Islands, and the rural scenes of Europe and China, the mountains and deserts of New Mexico, and the ocean shores - especially the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She was preceded in death by her father Thomas George Hart, her mother Alice Whitney Hart, her brother Alan Whitney Hart, and her aunt Dorotha Lila Whitney. Relatives and friends may call at Collins Funeral Home, 500 University Boulevard, West, Silver Spring, MD (Valet Parking), on Sunday, February 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Parks Foundation, c/o Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Road, Wheaton, MD 20902.

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Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 15, 2013
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