R. Margaret Benson

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R. Margaret Benson of Westminster, peacefully departed this life at age 89 on November 14th, 2015 in Tacoma, WA. Loved and respected by all who knew her, Peg was a shining example of love, grace and poise. Her passion in life was best expressed through her faith, love and unending devotion to her three husbands, their children, grand-children and great grand-children. Be it her biological-family or family-by-marriage, she treated one and all, as her own. Peg was born Ruth Margaret Benson in Westminster, MD on March 15th,1926, to her parents Raymond and Grace Hosfeld Benson. Peg married her first-love, Thomas E. Shilling of Westminster, MD on December 23rd, 1946. Peg was predeceased by her 1st husband and is survived by their four sons: Thomas Shilling of Marblehead, MA; Mark Shilling of Saylorsburg, PA; Kinsey Shilling of Mount Vernon, WA; and Brian Shilling of Tacoma, WA. Peg's 2nd marriage to Paul T. Smock of Wayne, NJ occurred on July 28, 1973. She was predeceased by her 2nd husband and her step-daughter, Karen Smock of Austin, TX. She is survived through her 2nd marriage by four step-children: Kristen Ogwaro of Moulton AL; Paul and Katherine Smock of Elk Grove, CA; and Parker Smock of Binghamton NY. Peg was also predeceased by her 3rd husband, Ronald S. Jamieson of Greensboro, NC. She is survived through her 3rd marriage by her four step-children: Ronald Jamieson of Waynesville, NC; Jim Jamieson of Orange, CA; Karen Ipek of Norcross GA; and Meredith Renz of Greensboro, NC. To name all of Peg's son and daughter-in-laws, grand-children and great grand-children would fill a small book. And those touched by her love-filled life are truly never-ending. Peg attended Westminster Elementary and High Schools, graduating in 1943. She was a 1947 graduate of Hood College, Frederick, MD, majoring in Biology. Peg trained in nursing at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD. She was an Administrative Assistant to the Departments of OBGYN and Pediatrics at the University of Maryland Hospital, Baltimore, MD. Since retiring, she had more time for gardening, family and friends. Her love of flowers, especially roses, kept her occupied three seasons of the year. Being a watcher of feathered friends (i.e. song birds) brought her much joy year round. A memorial service will be held at St Benjamin's Lutheran Church, 700 Krider's Cemetery Rd, Westminster, MD on December 12th, 2015 at 11 AM. In leu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of one's choosing. We all will miss her tremendously, and know she is in a better place.

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St Benjamin's Lutheran Church
700 Kriders Cemetary Rd
Westminster, MD 21158
Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 29, 2015
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