Margaret Belle Singer

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  • "What an awesome life she led - RIP Miss Singer."
  • "Aunt Margaret was a blessing to our family. Evelyn..."
    - Evelyn Blizzard
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Miss Margaret Belle Singer (October 11, 1910 - December 27, 2016) passed peacefully after living 106 years and 2 months. She was born near Uniontown, Md. She was the youngest daughter of the late Roy H. Singer and Sarah (Betty) Elizabeth Cover Singer. Her siblings, all deceased, are John Hamilton Singer, Henry C. Singer, and Lena Robertson. Margaret graduated from New Windsor High School, class of 1927. After graduating, she left home and worked at the Carroll County Courthouse in Westminster. To her, life was boring in the depression days and there were hard times in the county. This motivated her to attend Strayers College in Baltimore, MD. During WWII, she joined the American Red Cross and served with the Field Staff at Reykjavik, Iceland, 1942-1943. After the war, she returned to a government job in Washington, DC. Her family loved hearing lively stories about life in the city, politicians, and her many travels across the United States, Europe, and other parts of the world. Margaret was active for many years in the Women's Overseas Service League, was a member of the St. Cecilia Society of the Lutheran Church, and the Carroll County Historical Society. Margaret retired from the government in 1983. She moved to a retirement home in Silver Spring, MD where she lived until March 2014. At age 103, she returned to Carroll County to live out the remaining years of her life. She lived at Transitions Healthcare in Sykesville, MD. While at Transitions she received outstanding, compassionate care from the entire staff. Her family consisted of many nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nieces who reside all over the United States. Some people have asked how Margaret lived to be 106 years old. Her diet consisted of fresh non-processed foods, fresh vegetable and fruits, and, limited amounts of sugar. She believed in good self-care¿ annual dental visits (she still had all her natural teeth at death), lots of walking, and much laughing. She quickly told nurses and doctors that she had not taken medicine, flu shots, or bought expensive creams. Because of her healthy lifestyle, she took no prescription medication which continued to baffle the medical community. She often said, "Medicine will not fix the problem, it only slows it down for a few minutes, so why take it." This could be a good lesson for all. A memorial service will be held later date.

Published in Carroll County Times on Jan. 29, 2017
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