The former Margaret Beulah Knochel was born in Baltimore and raised in Highlandtown. She was a 1933 graduate of Eastern High School where she excelled in French, fencing and archery.
She was married in 1939 to Oliver T. Tyler, an aeronautical engineer, who later became an executive with the old Glenn L. Martin Co. and the Boeing Co. He died in 1984.
Mrs. Tyler was a customer service representative for BGE from 1946 to 1971, until moving to Princess Anne. When she settled in Somerset County, she worked for several years for the Maintaining Active Citizens program.
Mrs. Tyler had a deep appreciation for historic homes and Colonial culture and volunteered for more than two decades at the Teackle Mansion in Princess Anne, which had been built between 1802-1819 for Littleton Dennis Teackle.
She had been an officer of Olde Princess Anne Days, and also maintained a keen interest in American history and the life of Thomas Jefferson.
Mrs. Tyler was an accomplished cook who preferred French and Eastern Shore cuisine, which she enjoyed preparing for family and friends.
A private family service will be held for Mrs. Tyler in October.
Surviving are a son, Vernon Tyler of Bel Air; two sisters, Kathryn Wise of Towson and Mildred Morton of Ellicott City; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.