Marjorie Thomason Was Gracious, Tasteful Person

Marjorie Story Thomason died on Sept. 13 at her home in Chevy Chase, Md., at the age of 77.

The daughter of J. Howard Story and Helen Story of Asbury Park, N.J., she was graduated from Asbury Park High School in 1944, a classmate of her future husband of 57 years, Robert A. Thomason.

From 1956 to 1967 she was active as a volunteer in Head Start and mental health programs in Baltimore and served in numerous voluntary roles at the Park School, where Mr. Thomason was headmaster. In 1969 she co-founded the Lambert's Cove Inn in West Tisbury. During the ensuing decade she became widely known as a charming hostess and an extraordinary chef. Her keen wit and impeccable taste, her artist's eye and her passion for antiques created an ambiance that brought guests back to the inn season after season.

In the late 1970s the Thomasons moved from Massachusetts to the Washington, D.C., area. Gregarious (truly a "people person") empathetic, kind, thoughtful and unassuming, Marge will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sister, Marcia Braman of Baltimore, Md.; her five children, James S. Thomason of Fairfax, Va., Dianne M. Thomason of Chevy Chase, Md., Anne Cavanagh of Bethesda, Md., Peter A. Thomason and John S. Thomason, both of Ypsilanti, Mich.; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Pumphrey's Bethesda -Chevy Chase Funeral Home, 7557 Wisconsin avenue, Bethesda, Md. 20814. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Park School, Old Court Road, Brooklandville, Md.