Margaret Marshall, 91, a freelance writer formerly of Seattle died April 25, 2014. She had made her home in Mount Vernon in recent years.
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She was born in Seattle and a graduate of the University of Washington. In the early part of her writing career her byline was seen frequently in the Seattle Sunday Times and had more than 200 other articles published. More recently she turned her efforts towards writing biographical books; she completed seventeen of these.
She was a life member of Seattle Freelance Writers, a member of Mount Vernon Women in Business and a past officer of the Washington Athletic club. Miss Marshall had many musical interests. She studied singing at Cornish School of music. And appeared as a soloist at the Methodist Church of Mount Vernon where she was a choir member and soprano soloist. Music and song were two of her favorite things in life.
Miss Marshall was a participant in animal welfare groups during much of her life and was a past president of PALS. She was the granddaughter of Seattle pioneers. Her grandfather, George W. Duncan was an early-day harness and saddle maker who founded the firm of Duncan & Sons in 1900 in Seattle.
She was the daughter of Raoul Marshall and Hattie Duncan.
She is survived by a sister Harriet Seguin of Atlantic Beach, Florida and also has several nieces, a nephew, and many cousins in the Northwest.
Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.
Kern Funeral Home
1122 South 3rd Street Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on May 2, 2014