It is with deep regret that we share some sad news with you, the HERD Alumni community. Marge Wilkins—Mountain Lakes educator and wife of long-time head football coach Doug Wilkins—recently passed away at her home after battling a long illness. Her obituary and memorial service information can be found below.

Obituary of Marjorie Wilkins

Marjorie Ann Wilkins (Wallace) passed away at home on Monday, July 23, 2018, after a long illness.

Marge was born in Hillsborough, NJ and graduated from Somerville High School. She achieved a BA at Moravian College, as well as an MA from  Montclair State College. She taught primarily at Briarcliff Middle School, Mountain Lakes, NJ. Marge was an avid golfer, tennis and bridge player. She was a member of various clubs and civic organizations including PEO. She enjoyed travel, gardening and summered many years in Beach Haven, NJ. Marge was a devoted wife, wonderful mother, and cherished friend to many.

She is survived by her loving husband of more than fifty years, Douglas Clare Wilkins; brother, Edwin Rush Wallace Jr., and sister, Charlotte Soriano. She leaves behind her children Debra Becker (Richard Becker), Lisa Wilson (Stephen Wilson), and Gordon Wilkins (Thuy-An Le), as well as five grandchildren and beloved extended family.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, July 26, 5:00 pm at the Community Church of Mountain Lakes with a reception to follow at The Mountain Lakes Club, 6:00-9:00 pm. Arrangements in care of the Codey & Mackey Funeral Home of Boonton. To extend condolences or share a memory, please visit

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital or Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO, Chapter AG).

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