Margaret Throckmorton Hembling
Margaret Throckmorton Hembling, of Rumson, having lived a full, extraordinary life well into her 94th year, died peacefully Sunday morning, Dec. 30, 2012, at her daughter's house in Wolfeboro, NH. Born and raised in Long Branch, she lived in Rumson for nearly 60 years. Mardy graduated from Douglas College in 1941 with degrees in Art & English, and received her Master's degree in Psychology from Columbia University, attending classes while working fulltime during World War II.
She taught English in the Long Branch and Rumson school districts, and was herself a lifelong learner. Mardy loved literature, art, gardening and travel, and was considered by all a gourmet cook. She was an interior decorator and also enjoyed trading stocks. Mardy, traveled extensively with her late husband throughout the US, visited Europe 20 times, Australia 4 times, New Zealand, Tasmania, Iceland and enjoyed her numerous trips to Hawaii. She spent many days in New York City visiting museums, shopping, the theatre and dining. She was a communicant of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, Past President of Planned Parenthood of Monmouth County, a long time member of the Ariel Club, the Navesink Garden Club, the Shrewsbury Sailing Yacht Club and Deal Golf & Country Club. Recognized as a Daughter of the American Colonies, her family traces its roots in America to the 1630's.
She was predeceased by her parents, Leroy and Viola Throckmorton; her only brother, William Throckmorton; and her loving husband of 65 years, Donald. She is survived by her devoted children, Donna H. Fogle and her husband Pete of Wolfeboro, NH, Guy T. Hembling and his wife Gail of Rumson, and Elizabeth H. Lawrence and her husband Frank of Shrewsbury; and her faithful dog, Woody. She has five grandchildren who brought great joy to her life: Adrienne and her husband Paul Oliveros; and Kyle, and his wife Sarah Lawrence; Lex Fogle and his fiancé Michelle Sears; and Blaire and Trevor Hembling; along with her twin great-granddaughters, Caroline and Camilla Oliveros. For the past four and half years, she received exceptional comfort from her caregiver, Tsaro, for which her family is forever grateful.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan 4 at the Thompson Memorial Home, 310 Broad St., Red Bank. A private burial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 5. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in her name to Central New Hampshire VNA & Hospice, 240 South Main St., P.O. Box 1620, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, who cared for her in during the past two months.