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Margot W. Wilson ’58

Margot Wadsworth Wilson ’58, August 18, 2006, in Harwood, Maryland, from cancer. Margot attended Reed for two years, and earned a BA from the University of Maryland in psychology in 1962. She also earned an MSW from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning in social strategy. She married Richard D. Carper ’60; they had two daughters, including Ruth Carper ’91, and later divorced. A novelist and writer, Margot composed the editorial column, "Me, Thee, Them and Us," for the Publick Enterprise newspaper, a twice-monthly community paper she published in Annapolis (1978–88). She was treasurer of the Maryland Writers Association, and recipient of the Gulick Award for lifetime volunteerism for Campfire Girls. She was also a resident services adviser for Anne Arundel County and assessor with the selection division of the Peace Corps. In 1994, Margot wrote: "I believe the primary benefit I received from two years at Reed was a confidence in my ability to deal with all important questions in my life—to examine them, to answer them, to live with my answers until or unless I changed them." Survivors include her daughters and three brothers.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2007

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