Flora E. Marley, 90: Dedicated life to nursing, family

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SOUTH PORTLAND — Flora Elizabeth (Boyd) Marley, 90, of South Portland, died June 27 at Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough, with her family by her side.

She was born in Cumberland, Rhode Island, on July 18, 1924, and was a graduate of Cornish High School in Maine.

During World War II, she received a nursing degree from Homeopathic Hospital, now known as Roger Williams College of Nursing. She went on to work as a dedicated registered nurse for many years, from Rhode Island to Georgia, mostly in psychiatric hospitals.

Flora married Raymond C. Marley Jr. on Sept. 8, 1953.

In her spare time, she enjoyed reading, yard sales and above all, being with her family.

Marley is survived by her husband; son, Ray Marley, and his wife, Terri Weaver; son, Boyd Marley, and his wife, Elizabeth Fowler; daughter, Allyson Marley, and her husband, David Turner; five grandchildren, Spenser, Parker, Adrian, Jordan and Amelia; sister, Grace Gilpatrick, and her husband, Delbert; and her pet dog, Daisy.

A memorial service will be held in Cornish at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to Hospice of Southern Maine.