Margaret Reeder

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Margaret A. Reeder, of Catlett, VA passed calmly on August 24, 2012 after a long and healthly life. Margaret was born February 19, 1917 in Jamestown, North Dakota. After scoring high marks on a Civil Service exam she boarded a train for Washington, DC where she fulfilled a career and started a family. Her service with the Federal Government included the Treasury, the State Dept., and the Peace Corps. In her retirement, she enjoyed living in the country, antiques, bingo and cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband James B. Reeder, her parents, and four siblings. She is survived and loved by her three children: James R. Reeder of Catlett, VA; Nancy A. Calabrese of Bristow, VA; and Denise and husband, Robin Singletary, of Wenatchee, WA, along with five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A Funeral Mass will be held Friday, September 14, 2012 at 2 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, VA followed by a reception at Margaret's home. Online condolences available at

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 9, 2012