Evamae L. Magee of Oak Bluffs died peacefully on Nov. 20, 2018, with loving family by her side. She was 93.

She was born to Milton Look and Eva Sampson Look in Brockton on August 6, 1925.

In 1927, she was brought to what would become her beloved Island by her grandfather Thomas F. Look to live and be raised. His Vineyard ancestry dated back to the American Revolutionary War. His great-great grandfather, Thomas M. Look, was one of the first up-Island landowners, as well as one of the first mill owners.

Some of Evamae’s fondest memories were of summers, when the family would move from their winter home in the Highlands of East Chop to their houseboat The Pelican, that was moored in the Oak Bluffs harbor.

Days were spent jumping over the side every morning, and swimming to the little sandy beach that once ran the length of the harbor. She would go into town to get the mail or a quick breakfast to bring back for the family, then spend the afternoons rowing her dingy to the East Chop Beach Club for picnics and fun with friends.

She attended the Oak Bluffs School in a class with just seven students, graduating in 1943. She met her husband Keiver while they both were working on Circuit avenue in the summer of 1946, she as a waitress, he as a bartender. Keiver had just returned from serving in R.C.A.F. in World War II, where he flew spitfires in many of the missions.

They were married on Sept. 8 1947, and went on to have six children. In her later years after Keiver had died and the kids were grown, Evamae remained active. She loved to work in her garden and in the yard and take her dogs on hikes. As an avid bird watcher, she took great care of the birds that frequented her many feeders and treats she placed in the yard. She was also a dedicated cat lover, and adopted three older cats. She always made sure the animal shelter in Edgartown received her donations on monthly basis.

She was predeceased by three sons, Brian T. Magee of Key West, Fla., Jeffery A. Magee of San Francisco, Calif., and Paul K. Magee of Los Angeles, Calif. She is survived by her two daughters, Julie Chandler of Oak Bluffs, Jennifer Wilcox of Providence, R.I., and their spouses; son Keiver L. Magee Jr.; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. at the Oak Grove Cemetery in Oak Bluffs, officiated by the Rev. Cathlin Baker.

Donations can be sent to the Animal Shelter of Martha’s Vineyard, P.O. Box 1829, Edgartown, MA 02539.