Margaret Louise Hutchison (née Hollowell), 73, of Fenwick Island, died on Sunday, July 31, 2022. She was survived by her husband of over 55 years, William; their daughter, Dena and her husband Rob Koerts Meijer, and their son Billy and his wife Michelle Hutchison. Margaret and Bill have six wonderful grandchildren Bill, Chris, Alec, Hunter Hutchison, as well as Kaleb and his wife Alyson, and Keanu Koerts Meijer.
Margaret was born to Wilmer and Charlsie Hollowell on August 14 1948, in Washington, DC, in what is now called the Old Sibley Hospital. Known as “Maggie”, she grew up in Takoma Park and eventually moved to Aspen Hill and graduated from Wheaton High School in 1966. That same year, she met a handsome soldier named Bill, who had just return home after a tour of duty in Vietnam. with the United States Air Force.
They met the day after Mother’s Day and were married on December 26, 1966. Thirteen months later, Dena was born. Two years later Billy was born, both at Dover Air Base Hospital in Dover, where Bill was stationed.
While living in Dover, Margaret held an administrative position in the Department of Commercial Transport. Upon Bill’s release, they moved to Montgomery County, Maryland, where they raised their family.
At first, Margaret was a stay-at-home mom and very active with her children in community activities, including PTA and Girl Scout troop leader while Bill was a scout leader for the Cub Scouts. She returned to the labor market with a part-time/temporary job in administration. This led her to pursue a career as a contract negotiator for government IT/IP contracts.
Margaret retired a few years after Bill and they moved to their full-time beach house in Selbyville (Fenwick Island) in 2012. Bill settled into the ‘LSD’ life, but Margaret needed a little no activity, so she continued to work as a consultant until up to a week before her death.
Margaret and Bill loved being out on the bay on their pontoon boat and were also active in their Swann Keys community. Bill on BOD and Margaret with the Sports Club and as a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.
Margaret enjoyed making crafts, shopping and giving gifts. When she gave you a present, it was almost too good to open. Her greatest gift and her favorite activity was welcoming people into her home. She loved welcoming people and making them feel part of the family. Her best moment was welcoming the whole family for holidays, birthdays, Sunday dinners or just to be together.
They both loved to travel and had the chance to visit many places near and far, including the Caribbean, the Netherlands, England, Scotland, Italy and many places across the United States. . They have always enjoyed their two months on the Florida Gulf Coast each year.
Margaret was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in January 2022. She fought it with Bill by her side and with the full support of her family. Margaret’s last days were spent in her home with her family.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, September 24, at the Swann Keys Clubhouse in Selbyville. Light refreshments will be served.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in their name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741
Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.
Electronic condolences via watsonfh.com.