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Margaret Marie Bachelder "Maggie" Moorhead

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Margaret "Maggie" Marie Bachelder Moorhead

passed away peacefully Thursday October 22nd, 2015, at the age of 90. Maggie was born on September 6th, 1925 to Harold Knox and Fredonia Downs Bachelder in Indianapolis. After completing Shortridge High School she went on to DePauw University, where she graduated in 1946. Maggie married Robert G. Moorhead, whom she had known since childhood, in 1948. They enjoyed 61 years of marriage until his death in 2009. She leaves behind her five loving children James (Martha) of Little Rock, AR, Richard (Margy) of Fishers, Barbara (Danny) Hockett of Carmel, Sandy (Ed) Hale of Dallas, TX, and Janet (Ed) Hourigan of Indianapolis. Maggie was the proud and adored grandmother of 19 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, with one highly anticipated great-grandchild on the way! She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Bob; brother, James Bachelder; and grandson, Danny Hockett, Jr.

Maggie spent her life doing for others. She was the first to step up and volunteer for any philanthropic organization as well as any of her children's extracurricular activities. What made Maggie so special was that she never sought the limelight or needed recognition for any of her good deeds or efforts…she just enjoyed helping others. Among those were the Boys Club of Indianapolis, Salvation Army Auxiliary, Delta Theta Tau Philanthropic Sorority, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, St. Margaret's Guild, School 84 PTA (21 years in a row), and Indianapolis 500 Festival Queen's Ball Chair. As a dedicated General's wife, Maggie hosted countless military functions and entertained dignitaries from around the country with grace and style. Needless to say, she loved our Armed Forces.

Everyone that knew Maggie will agree that she was the ultimate sun worshiper. She spent 88 summers at Lake Tippecanoe in northern Indiana, where days were spent on the water and evenings were spent enjoying the company of family and friends. Her love of "the lake" and her "the more the merrier" attitude is what shaped the Moorhead Family. Summers at the lake with our Maggie, our Mom, and our Mamaw have provided so many people such cherished memories. Fortunately, she and Bob realized over 30 years ago just how special a retreat like "the lake" was to their family, so they purchased a winter getaway in Siesta Key, Florida. Just as many memories have been created there.

To know Maggie was to know a giving, caring, loving, beautiful woman. She was so immensely proud of her family, yet was too humble to realize the impact she had in shaping each one of their lives. Those who knew Maggie are better because of her.

A memorial service will be held at Northminster Presbyterian Church, of which she was a longtime member, 1660 Kessler Blvd E at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 26th, 2015. The family will receive visitors at the church immediately following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army or the Indianapolis Humane Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crown Hill Funeral Home and a private entombment will be held at Crown Hill Cemetery.




Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Oct. 24, 2015
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