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jENSEN, Margaret Anning (Migs), 92 On July 11 of natural causes. Pre-deceased by Carl, her loving husband of 40 years, by her sister Elizabeth (Robert) Dobson, brother Edwin (Marge Saslawsky) and life-long friend Anne McVicar. Survived by sons Ted and Rick (Kathryn), step-daughter Sonya, grandchildren Kristen (Santiago) Campos, Kim, Kyle and Erik, and beloved nieces and nephews, especially Cathy (Steve) Witherow, Lynn Wilson and Kathy (Hugh) Southern. The love of Margaret's life was music. It was music that she studied at Oberlin, Skidmore and Columbia; that she taught in Montana, Tennessee and Connecticut; and that brought her and Carl together on the train to the Delaware Water Gap for a choral workshop. From drum major at Bronxville High to community choruses in Hamden and Southington to founding member of the Ashlar Village chorus, Migs sang, played in or directed dozens of musical groups throughout her life. But that's not all. Migs also had a sense of adventure. Whether striking out on the road to visit family or friends, or climbing into the cockpit for a flight around the Adirondacks Migs loved to see the country. She also acted on her sense of civic duty by volunteering with the League of Women Voters and the Red Cross. Thank you to all who spent time with Margaret over the past few years, when her physical abilities could no longer keep up with her adventurous spirit. And a most heartfelt Thank You to the Masonicare nurses who cared so lovingly for her. A memorial service celebrating her life and spirit will be held on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 3 pm in the chapel of the Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, CT. In lieu of flowers, Margaret would ask that you support your local chorus, orchestra, marching band or other musical group.

Published in The New Haven Register on July 19, 2013
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