Margaret W. Magee Actress and painter


A memorial service for Margaret W. Magee, who acted, wrote and painted, will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Mark's-on-the-Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road, Pikesville.

Mrs. Magee, who was 76 and lived in Sykesville, died Thursday of cancer at the Mercy Medical Center.

In the late 1940s and early 1950s, she appeared with stock companies in Baltimore, Charleston, S.C., and other cities. She also sang with the Baltimore Civic Opera Co.

Her oil paintings, including portraits of friends and landscapes, had been exhibited in the Baltimore and Charleston area.

She also wrote articles for and many letters to the editors of the Carroll County Times and the South Carroll Herald.

The former Margaret Wilson was born in Norfolk, Va., and reared in Sykesville, where she graduated from Sykesville High School in 1933.

She studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was a 1971 graduate of the Catonsville Community College and a 1976 graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County, where she earned a bachelor's degree in psychology.

Mrs. Magee was a member of the Soldiers Delight Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Her husband, Navy Lt. Cmdr. John W. Magee, was killed in a 1946 plane crash.

She is survived by a son, E. Fremont Magee of Baltimore, and six grandchildren.

The family suggested contributions to the Mercy Medical Center.

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