|Birth: ||Apr. 19, 1920|
|Death: ||May 5, 2008|
Margaret Mary Angus entered eternal life peacefully on Monday, May 5, 2008, at St. John's Senior Community in Detroit. She was 88 years old. She was a longtime resident of Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
Margaret was born April 19, 1920 in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to the United States in the 1930s with her parents, Robert and Dora Angus.
Margaret had a long and fulfilling career with the Detroit Public Schools. After earning her bachelor's degree from Hillsdale College, she received a master's degree and Doctorate in Education from Wayne State University. She was the principal at Fitzgerald Elementary School and Wilkins Elementary School, among others.
She was one of a few female school principals in a field that at the time was dominated by men. She was an active member of Delta Kappa Gamma educational sorority.
Throughout her life, Margaret, "Greta" to her friends, was an advocate for children, a supporter of the civil rights movement, and a strong believer in equal rights for women.
She gave to many charitable causes, especially those dedicated to the welfare of children and the environment. She loved nature and, in good weather, could usually be found working in her garden.
Margaret loved movies, books, politics, and music. She was a lifelong supporter of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the League of Women Voters. She also enjoyed playing cards and visiting with friends.
She was a trusted friend and mentor to her three goddaughters, Maria, Carolyn and Janet Miller, and is survived by them and many other friends and family.
A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2008, at Jefferson Avenue Presbyterian Church Chapel, 8625 East Jefferson Avenue, Detroit.
Created by: Elizabeth & Ron
Record added: May 10, 2008
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Elizabeth & Ron
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