Obituary for Marjorie T. Hines
Marjorie Hines was born on October 12, 1917, the second of three children to James Arthur Baylyff and Iva Juanita Baylyff in Marianna, Arkansas. James owned a very successful grocery store in Marianna, which he sold in order to move his family to Los Angeles. Unlike many who moved from the South primarily in search of better job opportunities, James, already financially
secure, moved his family here in 1928 seeking a better education for his children. This strong belief in the importance of education resulted in all of the Baylyff children - Marjorie, Helen and Leon completing high school and attending college. Marjorie graduated from Jefferson High School in Los Angeles in 1935 and went on to further her education at Los Angeles City College. Professionally, she worked for the County of Los Angeles for 25 years as a Senior Auditor.
Marjorie married Wilfred T Hines on July 26, 1940, the love of her life. They shared a profound love of family and taking their kids traveling throughout the western United States on camping trips, visiting such sights as Yellowstone, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Oregon Caves and Crater Lake. Among many things, she enjoyed sewing and knitting. She also had a special love of gardening especially raising violets.
As a mother, she continued to stress the importance of education to her family and was especially proud that her children, (and grandchildren) would all go on to attend college. When her first grandchild was born, she and her husband “WT” became affectionately known as “Grandma Marge” and “Grandpa.” With this next generation, her home continued to be the place of many happy memories - Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas where all major events were held at the her house. And since so many in the family celebrated birthdays and anniversaries in the month of July, the annual “July Party” became yet another excuse for the family to gather in order to enjoy WT’s barbeque, Grandma Marge’s famous coconut cake and spend all day long, laughing, swimming and eating. While the BBQ and coconut cake may never be the same, these traditions will continue as a way to honor and remember them both.
Marge leaves behind a proud legacy: 3 sons (Dale, Gregory and Eric) and 1 daughter (Gail) who preceded her in death, 6 grandkids (all college graduates), 4 great grandkids, and 3 nephews.