We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Watson Funeral Home
Margaret Louise Hutchison (nee Hollowell) passed away on Sunday, July 31 at the age of 73. She is survived by William, her husband of 55+ years, their daughter Dena and her husband, Rob Koerts Meijer and their son, Billy and his wife Michelle Hutchison. Margaret and Bill have 6 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 14th, 1948, in Washington D.C., in what is now referred to as the “Old” Sibley Hospital. Known as “Maggie”, she grew up in Takoma Park and eventually moved to Aspen Hill and graduated from Wheaton HS in 1966. That same year she met a handsome soldier named Bill who had just returned home from a tour of duty in Vietnam with the US Airforce.
They met the day after Mother’s Day and were married December 26, 1966. Thirteen months later, Dena was born. Two years later Billy was born, both at Dover Air Force Base Hospital in Dover, DE where Bill was stationed.
While living in Dover, Margaret held an administrative position in the commercial transportation department. Upon Bill’s discharge, they moved to Montgomery County, MD 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 being the Girl Scout troop leader while Bill was the Scout Master for Cub Scouts. She returned to the work force with a PT/temporary job in administration. This led to her career as a contract negotiator for government IT/IP contracts.
Margaret retired a few years after Bill and they moved to their beach house fulltime in Selbyville (Fenwick Island), DE in 2012. Bill settled into the “LSD” life but Margaret needed a little more activity, so she continued working as a consultant up until a week before her passing.
Both 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 loved making crafts, shopping and giving gifts. When you were given a gift from her, it was almost too pretty to open. Her best gift and favorite activity were hosting people to her home. She loved to welcome people and make them feel part of the family. Her happiest time was hosting the entire family together for holidays, birthdays, Sunday dinners or just to be together.
They both loved to travel and were blessed to visit many places near and far including the Caribbean, Netherlands, England, Scotland, Italy and many places throughout the U.S. They always enjoyed their two months in the Gulf Coast of Florida every year.
Margaret was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer in January 2022. She fought it with Bill by her side and full family support. Margaret’s last days were spent in her home with her family.
A memorial service will be held at the Swann Keys Clubhouse in Selbyville, DE at 2:00 PM on Saturday, September 24, 2022. Light refreshments will be served.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation in her name to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741
Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro, DE.
Electronic condolences via www.watsonfh.com
American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown MD 21741