Marjorie Ettenheim Berlow of Milwaukee, Wisc., Madison, Wisc. and Martha’s Vineyard died at home on Monday, Dec. 18. She was 98.

She was a teacher, community builder and artist who leaves behind an enduring legacy through her work.

Marjorie graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in Whitefish Bay, Wis. and received a bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Michigan.

She taught at the Dalton School in New York City and was the guiding force behind Creative Arts Over 60, a county program that brought poets and artists to rural Wisconsin to encourage lifelong learning and art education. On Martha’s Vineyard, she ran a book club well into her 80s.

In her life and in her art, which continued to evolve until the very end, Marjorie was imaginative and adventurous. Her vitality, creativity, humor and elegance were an inspiration to her friends and family. She lived with purpose and dignity, and her powerful spirit will carry on long into the future, remembered by all who knew and loved her.

She was predeceased by her parents, Milton Ettenheim Sr. and Sadye Hawtof Ettenheim, her siblings Jean Gordon, Milton Ettenheim Jr. and Susan Brachman, as well as her beloved husband, Stanley Berlow, MD.

She is survived by her six children: Myer and his spouse Deborah Barr, Lisa and her spouse Robert Lehner, David, Rustin, Rebecca and her spouse Andrzej Rapaczynski, and Sam and his spouse Alice Gartzke Berlow; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21 at the Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Cemetery on Spring street in Vineyard Haven.