Sunday, December 28, 2008

Marjorie Bayersdorfer: April 21, 1933 - December 14, 2008

Photos courtesy of Joan Moffatt

  The two pictures above show Marjorie surrounded by the "Growing Native" Plant Nursery group from Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust.  She is in the brown T-shirt and has a kerchief on her head.  David is standing next to  her in the top picture.  The pictures were taken in May, 2008 while Marjorie was undergoing chemotherapy.

  Marjorie said that she had found her true home working with these friends at Pennypack.  They propagated (grew) native plants, started two plant sales a year, and planned and installed native plant gardens at Pennypack.  Marjorie was instrumental in getting the group started.  She loved working at Pennypack with this group and threw herself into every possible project with enthusiasm and leadership.  

  This was the way that Marjorie lived her whole life, with passion and enthusiasm.  She had many friends and many interests that she threw herself into.  See article listed below in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Marjorie's Memorial Service will be held in the butterfly garden she created at Pennypack

Sunday April, 26 2009
Two o'clock in the afternoon
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
2955 Edge Hill Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006

Marjorie's contributions were profiled in a recent electronic newsletter of the region:

A celebratory article about Marjorie from the Philadelphia Inquirer of Dec. 21 can be found at 

The website for Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust can be found at 

Donations to celebrate Marjorie's life and accomplishments can be made to:
Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust
2955 Edge Hill Road
Huntingdon Valley, PA  19006

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Some Visitors to Marjorie

Thanks to all those who send their thoughts, prayers, and even visits...

Nancy Beaubaire and Steve Cohen

Jim Mackenzie

Lorraine Alexander and Jeannie Myers

Alan sits with Marjore at the end of the day.

Native Plant Team at Pennypack Trust

Marjorie has been part of the great native plant nursery team at Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust, seen below celebrating the end of a successful growing season.