Macklin, Marg

September 08, 2005

MARGO BLUNT MACKLIN, a resident of the Wesley Health Care Center, died peacefully on September 1, 2005 at Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Spring, N.Y. Born Margaret Rae Owen in Winston Salem, North Carolina on September 16, 1913 to Thomas B. and Mariam Eugenia Owen. Margo Macklin entered the field of cosmetology in the 1930's, both as a beautician and educator, plying her trade throughout the east from New York to Florida. She opened the first vocational beauty school in Virginia in 1948. From 1956 until her retirement, she owned and managed several beauty shops in Washington D.C. Her clients included many interesting people, such as "Gorgeous George", the professional wrestler, and the wife of Jimmy Hoffa. Mrs. Macklin was an active member of the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Ellicott City, MD; volunteering her time with the "Prime Timers". She also volunteered in the local hospital. One of her hobbies was oil painting. Her artwork was sufficiently pleasing for the hospital to accept numerous paintings to decorate their facility. Mrs. Macklin moved to Saratoga Springs in 2000 to be near her son who lives in Middle Grove, NY. She was predeceased by her parents, three brothers, two sisters, and husband, Jack Macklin, who died in 1981. She is survived by her loving sisters, Louise Register, Wilmington, NC, Edna Barlow, Columbia Heights, VA, and Betty Sue Thomas, Hendersonville, NC; as well as her devoted son, Charles Blunt and his wife, Arden; her four grandchildren, Dolly Blunt, C. Robert Blunt and his wife, Laura, Chris Blunt, and Steven Blunt and his wife Leslie; and seven Great Grandchildren. The Sunday service at the Crossroads Church of the Nazarene in Ellicott City, MD on September 11 will be dedicated to Margo Macklin. Burial will be at Lower Path Valley Presbterian Church Cemetery in Fannettsburg, PA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to any of the charities supporting hurricane Katrina relief.

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