Margaret Thayer

June 29, 1929 ~ August 25, 2019 (age 90)


Margaret (Skipper) Thayer of Silver Spring, MD and formerly of Bethesda, MD passed away on Sunday August 25, 2019 at the magnificent age of 90. She was born in Parkersburg, WV on June 29, 1929, the daughter of the late Harold and Lillian Thornton. For over 59 years Margaret was the beloved wife of William (Bill) R. Thayer II and was the loving mother to her sons Thomas Thayer (wife Michele) and Richard Thayer (wife Joan), grandchildren Sean Thayer (wife Tiffanie) and  Ryan Thayer, and great-grand children Bronson and Kynlee.

Margaret lived a full and wonderful life, loving and caring to her family, friends and others, and was truly from 'The Greatest Generation'. She was born into the great depression, lived through WWII and subsequently attended West Virginia University in 1947. She pledged Alpha Phi sorority and afterward, graduated with a degree in Business Administration. Upon marriage and raising her family, Margaret loved pickin' antiques and selling throughout the years - she loved 'the art of the deal' and being in business with her husband Bill. 

A private Christian burial service officiated by the Reverend Adam Snell of St Paul's United Methodist Church will be held at  Parklawn Cemetery, Rockville, MD on August 30, 2019. On October 3, 2019 at 11:00 am a 'Celebration of Life Service' will be held at The Chapel at Riderwood Village, 3140 Gracefield Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20904 and all friends and family are welcome to attend.

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Celebration of Life

The Chapel at Riderwood Village
3140 Gracefield Road
Silver Spring, MD 20904

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