• Date Of Birth: August 6, 1924
  • Date Of Death: February 23, 2021
  • Spouse: Fred Chiei
  • Resting Place: Anchorage
  • City: Wakefield
  • State: Rhode Island

Anchorage, Alaska, resident Marge Chiei died peacefully on Feb. 23, 2021, at Providence Alaska Medical Center. Marjorie May (Edwards) Chiei was born in Wakefield, R.I., on Aug. 6, 1924, to Olive and Richard Edwards. Following graduation from South Kingstown High School, she attended nursing school and served as a nurse’s aide at a local hospital during World War II. She met her husband, Fred Chiei, at a dance in 1944. They were married three months later on Thanksgiving Day and were together for 57 years until Fred’s death in 2002. After the war, Marge and Fred relocated to New Jersey where Fred rose in the ranks of management with Radio Corporation of America. In 1960, they were transferred to Alaska where Fred was tasked with overseeing White Alice Communications operations.

Marge was deeply involved in the community throughout her life. She was a member of the Mayflower Society, served as the board chair of the Girl Scouts Susitna Council and was active in many community groups and events. She liked to sew, cook, had a green thumb, was a devout follower of politics, but most of all, she was a loving and supportive wife. In her later years, she treasured listening to radio programs, watching her bird feeder, and having a glass of merlot on the deck on a summer day.

Marge is survived by her cousin, Jane (Dick) Hendricks; and nieces and nephews, Kathy Toth, Carl (Marie) Dykstra, Roger (Vicky) Chiei, Mary (Mike) Knabel and Chris (Melissa) Chiei. Marge’s family is sincerely grateful for the PCAs that assisted Marge in her twilight, including Amber White, Doris Kirschbaum, Denise Agosti, Judi Mahoney, Jennifer Daunning, Connie Dutton, and Losalini Deo.