Age 89, Luray, Va.
Marjorie Templeton Quigg, of Luray, Virginia, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2022 at the Winchester Medical Center, holding hands with Paul, her husband of 68 years, and surrounded by her family who were her lifelong focus and greatest pride.
Born on February 13, 1933, Margie grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia as the fourth of five children of Marvin and Fannie Templeton. After graduating from Lynchburg’s E.C. Glass High School, Margie attended and graduated from the University of Virginia as a Registered Nurse, but not before meeting Paul C. Quigg, who would become her husband and life partner in 1954.
A quick wit with a dry sense of humor and a pleasing hint of a southern drawl, Margie lived her whole life in Virginia other than a brief stint in Germany when Paul served in the U.S. Army. She was an accomplished cook; her recipe for country ham biscuits was legendary. She was an enthusiastic gardener; she was especially proud of her prize-winning floral arrangements. She was an avid traveler; she and Paul traveled the world together, including one epic trip to Australia and New Zealand. She played tennis and golf; she had two hole-in-one shots on the same hole at Luray’s Caverns Country Club. And she was active in a number of service and social organizations in Luray after she and Paul moved there in 1995, including Tuesday Night Supper Club, Senior Supper Club, the Red Hats, Luray Garden Club, and the Page County Historical Association.
But Margie’s lifelong passion and enduring legacy is her family. She and Paul raised their three children — Karen Quigg, Paul Quigg, Jr. and Laura Quigg Cudahy — in the family home in Annandale. And, once her own children became adults, Margie became the beloved matriarch of an extended family that included a daughter-in-law, son-in-law, eight grandchildren, and — most recently — three great-grandchildren. She enjoyed close, personal relationships with all of her grandchildren, staying in touch through visits, phone calls and social media interaction.
Margie’s family will hold a small, private memorial service to honor her life.