With broken hearts, we again announce the death of one of our parents. Our beloved mother, Marjorie (Margie) Lee Brown Tuley, left us on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, several days after suffering a fall. Our father, Bruce Raynard Tuley, left us eight months earlier, on Friday, May 18, 2018, following a stroke. Margie was 88 years old at the time of her death. Bruce was 91 years old at the time of his death. Margie and Bruce were married 69 years.
Margie was born on May 30, 1930, in Beverly Hills, where she lived with her father Dr. Ray Nelson Brown, her mother Dorothy Jean Brown, and her older sister Dottie, until moving to Paso Robles in 1945, at the age of 14. The Browns purchased a ranch in the Oak Flat area, northwest of Paso Robles, and Dr. Brown opened his dental practice on 12th Street, in downtown Paso Robles. Margie and Dottie both attended Paso Robles High School. During her freshman year, in 1945, Margie met Bruce, who became her high school sweetheart, and the two married in 1949. Margie and Bruce had four daughters: Gail, Christie, Joanna and Kim. They purchased their first home in the new Sherwood Acres development, and raised their four girls there, with many other young families, welcoming all the neighborhood children into their home and enjoying many neighborhood activities. While the girls were young, Margie was a stay at home mom and was a Blue Bird and Camp Fire Girls leader for her girls and their friends. Bruce worked for Pacific Bell Telephone Company and was a volunteer fireman for the City of Paso Robles. She and Bruce attended all the girl’s school events, enjoyed big family gatherings on holidays and birthdays, and spent their summers camping all over the western United States. When the girls were older and busy with other activities, Margie became a medical assistant for the late Dr. John Hardham. She enjoyed
working with Dr. Hardham and loved helping patients, especially the elderly. After retiring, Margie enjoyed playing golf and bridge with her friends and traveling with Bruce. She loved history, and especially loved reading about the history of Paso Robles and its pioneer families. Bruce was part of a pioneer family who settled on the Estrella Plains in 1873 and now has a seventh generation living in Paso Robles. Because of her love for Paso Robles and the family history here, Margie served as a docent at the Paso Robles Carnegie Library for many years. She and Bruce were members of the Paso Robles Historical Society, volunteering at many Paso Robles city events.
Margie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, friend and an active community member. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and caregivers. Margie is survived by her daughters: Gail Wolff, Christie Withers, and Joanna Mahan (Nick); her seven grandchildren: Aaron Wolff (Elisabeth); Corinne (Wolff) Friedling (Joe); Jessie Withers (Andrew); Emily (Withers) Walcott (Ashley); Maggie Withers; Nicky Mahan (Amanda); Jacob Mahan (Jacqui); 10 great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Bruce, her youngest daughter Kim (Tuley) Garcia.
Margie’s family would like to thank Kathy and Gary Tucker and the wonderful staff at Annette’s and Ada’s Lodges, for their amazing, loving care of Margie and Bruce during their lengthy stay with them. They would also like to thank Central Coast Hospice, and especially Annie, for their kindness and support when caring for Margie.
In accordance with Margie’s wishes, she will be interred with Bruce, in a family plot, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. A private family ceremony will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made, in Margie and Bruce’s name, to the Paso Robles Historical Society.