October 30, 2010
Margaret W. ("Marcy") Garkie, 92, died Saturday, October 30, 2010, in Huntington Beach, Calif., after a brief illness. Born Margaret Alice Walter on September 7, 1918, in Wilkes Barre, Marcy was a daughter of Roy and Marion Walter, of Kingston, and the beloved wife of the late James Berlin Garkie (her Jim!), and the cherished matriarch of a family blessed by her joy, her toe-tapping love of music, and her generosity of time and treasure, smiles and spirit. She is survived by her daughters, Susan Spies and Marion Garkie; her grandchildren, Kelsey Spies Evans and Brad Spies; her great-grandchildren, August and Avery Evans; her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Walter, Kingston; and by dear friends near and far. Having showed us all so wisely and so well what real love and friendship is all about, Marcy's final resting place will be forever in our hearts. The family will hold a private memorial. In lieu of flowers, a contribution may be made in her memory to the John Tracy Clinic, 806 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007.
Published in Times Leader on Nov. 11, 2010.