Hagan, Mrs. (Marjorie) Nelson
MADISON/ NAPLES, FLA.
Mrs. Nelson Hagan (Marjorie Hoffman) passed away on Oct. 31, 2008, in Raleigh, N.C. She was born in Green Bay on Oct. 28, 1912. She graduated from East High School in Green Bay and attended Milwaukee-Downer College, Milwaukee for two years and graduated from Northwestern University School of Speech in 1934. She had been civic-oriented since her children were young, and served as speech director of the Shorewood Hills summer recreation program, as a Cub Scout and Girl Scout Brownie leader. She was past president of Shorewood Hills P.T.A. and past president of Shorewood Hills Red Cross. She was a member of Chapter V.P.E.O. Madison and helped organize Chapter AI P.E.O. in Green Bay. She was a director for two years for the Madison Y.W.C.A. She served on the board of Visiting Nurse. She was a former member of the Madison Civics Club. She was a life member of Madison Symphony Orchestra League, formerly the Women's Music Committee, where she served as recording secretary for one year and corresponding secretary another year. She was on the board of the Madison Civic Music Association and was 1968-1969 women's chairman for chair sponsorship drive of Civic Music Association. She was co-chairman for Madison Civic Opera Falstaff Production. She was past president of Maple Bluff Women's organization and past president of 9-Hole Golfers. She served one year as Fashion Show chairman-Maple Bluff Country Club. She was a charter member of the Art League of Madison. In 1954 she was chairman for the Greater Madison Mother's March of Dimes. She served as chairman of Shorewood Hills combined Health Fund Drive for seven health agencies. One of her special projects was the "Shorewood Trippers", a tour group of 65 Shorewood ladies, which she organized. This tour group took one day trips to historical and educational sites. She ran this group for 13 years. She was past president of Patroness Sigma Alpha Iota, National Music Sorority. In 1992, Sigma Alpha Iota, Madison Alumni presented her the Rose of Honor pin. She was elected to National League of American Pen Women as a lecturer. While at Northwestern University she became a member of Zeta Phi Eta, National Speech Sorority and her senior year won their recognition pin. She was past president of Zeta Phi Eta Alumnae-Madison, and in 1987 they presented her with the Distinguished Service Award. She was a member of Junior League of Madison and The League of Naples, Fla. In Naples, Fla., she was a past secretary and board member of Northwestern University Naples Alumni club. She served on the Greater Naples Panhellenic board, Naples Music Club board, and A.A.U.W. board, Naples, Fla. She was the past president of the Naples Garden Club and received life membership in the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. She received a life pendant from Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. She was past director for three years of the English Speaking Union - Naples branch. She was a member of Ikebana International Flower Club, Naples, Fla. She was awarded two certificates of appreciation for her work, as poetry judge one year and another year as judge of short stories for the Florida State American Association of University Women. She gave many programs for various clubs in Madison and Naples, Fla. She taught speech to first graders through sophomores in high school in Green Bay school. She taught speech workshops for senior citizens at Hillsdale bank, Eastside Coalition, and Madison Rehabilitation and Convalescent Center in Madison. She was chosen "Know Your Madisonican" for the Wisconsin State Journal newspaper. She was also affiliated with many other clubs and associations, including: member of Madison Club, member of Maple Bluff Country Club, Madison, member of Royal Poinciana Club, Naples, Fla., life member of Southwest Heritage, Inc., Naples, Fla., life member Friends of the Library of Collier County, Naples, Fla., life member of Naples Conservancy, life member of Collier County Historical Society, Naples, Fla., member of Bascom Hill Society, Madison, member of Pioneer Green Bay Family and member of Trinity-by-Cove Episcopal Church, Naples, Fla. She was married Aug. 18, 1939, in Green Bay to Nelson Milo Hagan and has three children. Nancy (Mrs. Verle Klein) of Raleigh, N.C., Jessica (Mrs. Ronald Tesarik) of Lake Forest, Ill. and Nelson Hagan Jr. (and wife, Jeri) of Maui, Hawaii; and five grandchildren, two are twins, Lisa and David Tesarik, and Cyncy (Mrs. Mark Schacher), and Tia (Mrs. David Heagney); also three great-grandchildren. Her wonderful husband preceded her in death in 1997. Marjorie was a loving wife and mother, a loyal friend with a kind and generous spirit. She will be greatly missed. A memorial service will be held at TRINITY BY THE COVE CHURCH, Naples, Fla. at 4 p.m. on Nov, 14, 2008. A reception will follow at The Marbella, Naples, Fla. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Northwestern University Schools of Speech, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208, or the Naples Philharmonic, 5833 Pelican Bay Blvd., Naples, FL 34105.

 

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