Margaret Louise Hutchison, loved entertaining

August 17, 2022

Margaret Louise Hutchison (nee Hollowell), 73, of Fenwick Island, passed away Sunday, July 31, 2022. She is survived by her husband of 55-plus 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 Aug. 14, 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 High School 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 U.S. Air Force. 

They met the day after Mother’s Day and were married Dec. 26, 1966. Thirteen months later, Dena was born. Two years later Billy was born, both at Dover Air Force Base Hospital in Dover, 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 Scoutmaster for Cub Scouts. She returned to the workforce with a part-time/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 full-time in Selbyville (Fenwick Island) 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. 

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 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 on 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 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, at Swann Keys Clubhouse in Selbyville. Light refreshments will be served. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in her name to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD  21741.

Arrangements provided by Watson Funeral Home, Millsboro.

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