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Margaret Marie Shook

Asheville - Margaret Marie Shook passed away at Memorial Mission hospital Saturday, July 7, 2018 at age the 87. Margaret was born in Birmingham, Michigan to Dwight Clare & Naomi Joyce (née Clark) Baldwin.

After graduating from Wayne State University she worked as a medical technician at Eloise Medical Center where she met the love of her life, Earl Shook. They married in September 1953, shortly before completing his residency, and went in search of a suitable place to start his practice and raise a family. Their routing on a trip to Florida took them through Western North Carolina where they fell in love with Asheville.

Always involved in community outreach, Margaret volunteered in the Buncombe County Medical Auxiliary, the Junior League of Women's Voters and was later appointed Commissioner of the Buncombe County Housing Authority where she served with distinction for 20 years. At Crowfields, their home for many years, she was influential in improving the Community Gardens & being watchdog over the rapid development of Hendersonville Road.

In addition to her civic activities, Margaret managed a successful career in marketing and advertising that grew out her passion for photography, penchant for writing and interest in technology. Adding to her commercial pursuits, she built a photographic archive chronicling the lives and folklore surrounding noted Southern Highland craftsmen.

Margaret is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Dr. Earl Lester Shook, Jr., her four adoring children; Dr. Thomas Earl Shook (Elizabeth) of Savannah, GA, William Jeffrey Shook of Laguna Beach, CA, Claudia Kaye Shook Chennells of Cape Town South Africa and John Dwight Shook (Suzanne) of Philadelphia, PA; and eight grandchildren; Courtney Chennells, Christopher Shook, Thomas Shook, Jr., Dr. Laura Shook, William Chennells, Taylor Shook, Andrew Shook and Emily Shook.

Services will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 2 o'clock at the Crowfields Clubhouse, 1745 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to your .
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on July 12, 2018
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