Phippsburg - Margaret E. Wyman, 103, of Main Road, died Monday, November 18, 2019, at Hill House in Bath, where she had enjoyed their great care for the past two years. Margaret (Marnie, Aunt Pean) was born on November 2, 1916, the daughter of Ira D. and Margaret Elizabeth (Webber) Clough. She was educated in the Portland and Brunswick school systems and graduated from Brunswick High School 1935. During a time period when it was most common for women to be homemakers, Margaret was a career girl. She went to work for the state as a clerk typist, on New Year’s Day 1937, eventually rising to the position of Buyer for the state. She retired after 38 years, and she and her husband moved from Augusta to Phippsburg, where she became active with the Phippsburg Historical Society, the Albert F. Totman Library, and the Bodwell Grange. Margaret was a talented seamstress, making both her professional wardrobe and many museum-quality doll clothes. A lifelong doll collector, Margaret amassed a prodigious doll collection; one of her baby dolls was even used in the opening scene of the movie, Message in a Bottle. Margaret was awarded the Boston Post Cane in 2014 as the most senior resident of Phippsburg.
On Oct. 11, 1942, Margaret married the great love of her life, Charles E. Wyman in Wichita Falls, Texas where he was currently stationed. Their marriage was filled with professional careers, sports, square dancing, and much travel and love. Margaret was predeceased by her husband of 66 ½ years on April 14, 2009. She was also predeceased by her three sisters: Mildred Virginia (Clough) Rogers, Phippsburg; Clara Gertrude (Howland) Axe, Florida; and Eunice May (Howland) Wilson, Brunswick; as well as two nieces: Margaret (Rogers) Doughty, Phippsburg; and Patricia (Rogers) Albert, New Hampshire. She is survived by three nieces: Sharon A. Wilson-Barker, Dixmont; Deborah J. Wilson, Durham; and Cynthia S. Wilson, Brunswick. She is also survived by several grand nieces and nephews: Suzanne (Doughty) Murray, West Bath; Jodi (Doughty) St. Onge, Phippsburg; Catherine Doughty, Otisfield; Warren Doughty, Jr., Phippsburg; Benjamin Preble, Florida; Ami Albert, New Hampshire; Tara M. Barker, Camden; Caitlyn E. Barker, Dixmont; Hayley M. Barker, Bowdoinham; Tyler R. Bruce, Bowdoin; and Tiffany D. Bruce, Richmond. She is also survived by many great-great nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm. on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at Morningside Cemetery, Phippsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Phippsburg Historical Society, Chans Hospice, or the charity of one’s choice.
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