Margaret M. Hunter Organic gardener

June 01, 1993

Margaret M. Hunter, a homemaker, mother and organic gardening enthusiast, died Saturday of a stroke at Friends House in Sandy Springs. She was 86.

Mrs. Hunter graduated from Goucher College in 1928 with a double major in physics and mathematics.

She was born in Harford County, where she lived until her marriage in 1930 to James Hunter. The Hunters made their home in Glyndon, where Mrs. Hunter enjoyed working in her vegetable and flower garden.

They reared three children, including a son, James M. Hunter, who died a year ago.

Mrs. Hunter moved with her husband to Friends House, a Quaker Retirement Community in Sandy Springs, Montgomery County, about 16 years ago. She was active in the retirement community, sewing items for other residents and tending to a vegetable garden.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. tomorrow at Friends House.

Besides her husband, survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Loucks of Ormond Beach, Fla.; a son, Thomas M. Hunter of Finksburg; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

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