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Margaret P. Lounsbury

We mourn the loss of Margaret Porch Lounsbury, daughter of the late Charles Douglas and Mary Louise Porch, who was born on March 16, 1919, and died on March 28, 2024. She is survived by her daughter Margaret D. Thompson and husband E. Randy Shull of Wellesley, Massachusetts, by her son James C. Thompson and wife Lydia T. Coleman of Boothbay Harbor, Maine, and by her son Roderick P. Thompson of Brooklyn, New York. Her grandchildren include Jessica M. Shull and her wife Elizabeth M. Ball of Morriston, Florida and Eleanor N. Shull of Natick, Massachusetts; Elizabeth Tiffin Thompson and husband Max Holst of Austin, Texas, and Isaac C. and wife Emily Thompson of Bozeman, Montana. Her great-grandchildren are Luc Holst and Sophie, Lila, and Scarlet Thompson. She also remained close to her nephew Douglas Frechtling, her nieces Susan Stewart and Marilee Thompson, and to distant cousins Louise Lanahan and Betsy and Martha Hodges.

Margie, as she long been known, was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware where she attended Tower Hill School. She graduated from Vassar College in 1941 with a degree in Art History. In 1945 after several years as an art teacher at Tower Hill, she married Collins Thompson who pre-deceased her in 1969. During World War II, Margie was a member of the American Women’s Volunteer Service Motor Corp and active with The Junior Board of the Memorial Hospital, the Junior League of Delaware, Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Delaware Vassar Club, and Wilmington Country Club. She was founder and partner in the Turnkey Sales Associates until she moved to St. Simons Island, Georgia in 1977. She wishes to be remembered for her sunny disposition, her erratic golf game (including two holes in one), her longleaf pine-straw baskets, as well as quilts, genealogical research, and gardening efforts, both in- and out of doors.

Margie endured the sadness of outliving husbands Heinz A. Lips whom she married in 1979, James A. Wall, whom she married in 2000, and Charles W. Lounsbury whom she married in 2005. Yet despite all this, she more than fulfilled her desire of “not wanting to go too soon.” Her indomitable vitality and zest for life will energize her remaining family and friends for years to

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    Lydia Coleman lit a candle and writes,
    A prayer for Margie, in her new life in Christ’s arms: Heavenly King, the Comforter, the Spirit of Truth, who art everywhere present and fillest all things, the treasury of blessings and the giver of a new life with Thee above, we pray keep Margaret Porch Lounsbury in the bosom of your Love for her, and guide her to everlasting peace in your kingdom. Memory Eternal. Amen.
    04/08/2024 02:47 am
    Jim and Jan Mckay writes,
    Margie as the Mckay's knew her was a close friend of my mother. Judy McKay. They both attended Tower Hill and we're great friends for years.They regularly enjoyed golf together. I regularly talked to Margie as she always wanted to know how my mother was doing. They both lived at Cokesbury Retirement Community together. I talked to Margie on her 105th birthday and it was a great conversation. I will miss her dearly. She was a great lady and dear friend. R.I.P. Margie Jim, Jan, and Judy McKay
    04/10/2024 09:33 pm

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