Marjory Crist Lott of Bryn Mawr, Pa. died Jan. 31. She was 101.

Marjory, or Jeri, as she was called, was born in New York city to Harris and Addie Crist on what turned out to be a very lucky birthday—12/13/14. Harris Crist was the managing editor and co-owner of the Brooklyn Daily News, a well-respected newspaper at the time. Jeri attended the Knox School and later the Katie Gibbs School. An excellent athlete, Jeri was an equestrian and golfer and played tennis until she was 88, when she ran out of players her own age.

She excelled particularly at bridge and participated in all levels of the game at the Merion Cricket Club, where she had been a member since 1955. In the 1960s she started playing at the last position on the club’s third team and over the next 30 years worked her way up to the top position on the first team and won the club championship. She, indeed, played the long game.

Jeri took pride in her volunteer activities. She was a Gray Lady and worked at the thrift shop at the Bryn Mawr Hospital and taught Sunday School at St. Martin’s Church in Radnor, Pa. She also attended the Church of the Redeemer in Bryn Mawr and was a member of the Colonial Dames, Junior League and West Chop Club.

She and her family are longtime summer and year-round residents of Martha’s Vineyard, where she spent three years during World War II at her parents’ retirement residence overlooking Vineyard Haven Harbor.

All who knew her were embraced by her elegant charm and grace, and most of all by her fighting spirit. At age 90 she went parasailing in Vineyard Haven Harbor to beat back the years and celebrate her milestone.

Jeri is survived by her children, Joy Chadwick, Carol Hudson and David Lott, eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. in the Beaumont Room at Beaumont, 601 N. Ithan avenue., Bryn Mawr, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Beaumont Staff Fund, Beaumont, 601 N. Ithan Ave., Bryn Mawr, PA.