Margaret Tracy FISHER[1]

Female 1913 - 2014  (101 years)

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  • Name Margaret Tracy FISHER 
    Born 12 Nov 1913  Swan Quarter, Hyde cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 13 Dec 2014 
    Buried Soule United Methodist Church Cemetery, Swan Quarter, Hyde cnty, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1509  LUPTON
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2015 

    Father Urban Banus FISHER 
    Mother Margaret MCGOWAN 
    Family ID F1571  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Walter Jones LUPTON,   b. 9 Jan 1906, Swan Quarter, Hyde cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1997, Washington, Beaufort cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1936  Swan Quarter, Hyde cnty, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F609  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    1. [S4] Obituary.
      Lupton Margaret Fisher Lupton, a retired florist, teacher, and librarian, passed away on December 13, 2014, at the age of 101. The cause was pneumonia. She was born on November 12, 1913, in Swan Quarter, NC. Her parents were Urban Banus and Margaret "Maggie" McGowan Fisher. The Fisher and McGowan families recognized the value of education, and her parents took measures to ensure that their three children received higher education. After graduating from Swan Quarter High School in 1929, she entered East Carolina College (now East Carolina University) and graduated in 1933 with a degree in Science and English. After teaching elementary school in Nash County for two years, she returned to Hyde County and began teaching high school science and English in Swan Quarter. She and W. J. (Dick) Lupton married on March 7, 1936, and built their own home into which they moved in January 1939, even though the Great Depression wreaked havoc across the nation. They adopted their only child, Richard B. Lupton, in February 1944, and provided him with love and guidance throughout their lives. From them their son developed a deep love for family and Hyde County. A keen observer of beauty in general and flowers in particular, she recognized the need for a local florist, which resulted in the Margaret Lupton Florist, based in Swan Quarter. The business opened in 1951, and remained in her hands until 1968, when she sold it to Sallie Miller. In the 1970s she returned to East Carolina University and earned a library science certificate, and embarked on a second career as the librarian for Hyde County schools. She developed a passion for painting in the late 1960s, and used many Hyde County scenes, such as the Ocracoke lighthouse, the Swan Quarter harbor, and Lake Mattamuskeet, as subjects. She was a lifelong avid reader and an admirer of the works of Ayn Rand. New places, internationally and nationally, intrigued her, and over the years she had the occasion to travel to Canada, Europe, and various locations in the United States with her husband, family, and friends. Her husband preceded her in death in 1997, and, in order to be near her son in the last years of her life, she relocated from Swan Quarter to Columbus, Ohio, in the year 2000, where she was a blessing for him, his wife, and his children. During the years in Ohio she passed a wealth of family and county history along to Richard. Margaret Lupton is survived by her son, Richard and his wife, Linda Close Lupton of Westerville, Ohio; grandchildren, Rhodes and Eleanor Lupton, both of Columbus, Ohio; a sister, Rose Sharpe of Greensboro, NC; three grandchildren through Linda, Laura (Tim) Poland and Amanda (Drew) Briggs, both of Westerville, and Melinda DeBruyne of Beaverton, Oregon; four great grandchildren through Linda; four nieces and two nephews; and numerous great nieces and great nephews. She was loved and respected by all who knew her, and will be greatly missed. She was a rare individual, endowed with high intelligence and a natural concern for others, and will bear forever the statistical oddity of being born 11-12-13 and having passed away 12-13-14. A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at Soule Cemetery, Swan Quarter, NC, on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Providence Methodist Church in Swan Quarter or a preferred charity.

      The Columbus Dispatch Dec. 18, 2014