Margaret Prince Morgan

People were drawn to Margot because she loved life, and she exuded love.

Margaret Prince Morgan, 104, died peacefully with family by her side on Nov. 23, 2018.

She was born April 19, 1914, in Chicago. She was the daughter of the Rev. Dr. Herbert W. Prince and Ethel Abernethy Prince. Margaret, known as Margot throughout her adult life, graduated from Radcliffe College in 1936.

Margot married Donald Grant Morgan in 1942. They settled in South Hadley, Mass. Margot worked as an adoption counselor for the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, helping families adopt children.

Margot, Don and family and friends enjoyed many happy summer days sailing, fishing and swimming at their cabin in NH.

Margot and Don were active in the growth and development of All Saints Church in South Hadley, MA.

After 60 years in Massachusetts, Margot moved across the country to Vashon Island. On Vashon, she became known as “the Yurt Lady” living 12 years in a yurt, surrounded by lovely gardens behind the house of her daughter, Margie, and son-in-law, Jim. She became a loyal, well-loved member of the Church of the Holy Spirit, and she celebrated her 100th birthday with a community party in 2014. In 2015, Margot moved to Vashon Community Care, where she lived until her death.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Margot was predeceased by her brother, Edward Philip Prince.

She is survived by her four children, Julie (Steve), Ted (Mary Lou), Margie (Jim), and Kit (Suzanne). She is also survived by nine grandchildren, James, Becky, Alex, Katrina, Colin, Nat, Maddy, Tim and Lily, and their spouses/partners; and seven great-grandchildren.

Margot remained close to and much beloved by her children and grandchildren, as well as nieces, nephews, cousins and longtime friends, throughout her long life and was delighted by the addition of her great-grandchildren.

She also loved to travel to visit family, friends and new places, from Ghana to England, to several trips to New Zealand. She especially enjoyed reunions with her entire extended family in Stehekin, Wash., and in Alaska.

Margot will be remembered for her strong faith, her abiding interest in others and in the world around her, and for a loving and caring spirit that always made those around her feel special.

She had a great love of natural beauty and the outdoors, especially as expressed through watercolor painting and a lifelong passion for gardening. Her considerable energy, sense of adventure, and will to live sustained her throughout her long life and was an inspiration to many. Her bright spirit and warm smile welcomed those with whom she came in contact. People were drawn to Margot because she loved life, and she exuded love.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date and a Celebration of Life will take place in New Hampshire in the summer.

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