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Margaret Anne Simpson Wickel

Margaret Anne Simpson Wickel, 80, a resident of Vero Beach, Fla. passed away on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 after a brief battle with cancer.
Margaret was born the youngest of five children on March 9, 1930 in Mountain View, Okla. to G. Spurgeon Simpson and Annie (Short) Simpson.
In her early childhood, the family moved to Lakeview where she lived until her graduation from Lakeview High School in 1948.  She was a long time resident of Stony Brook, N.Y. before moving to Vero Beach in 1986.
Margaret was extremely proud of her heritage and showed it by active participation in numerous organizations. She was the president to the Indian River Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century and the Honorary Regent, Treasure Coast Chapter Daughters of American Revolution. She was a member of the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, Order of the Crown of Charlemagne, treasurer of the Colonial Dames of America, Huguenot Society of South Carolina, Colonial Daughters of the 17th Century, United States Daughters of 1812, United daughters of Confederacy and the Jamestowne Society.
While her pride in her heritage was extreme, her price in her legacy of seven sons and their families was unmatched.
She was preceded in death by brothers John E. and James S. Simpson.
She is survived by her husband, Albert C. Wickel; sons Col. Albert S. Wickel USAF (Ret), Cdr. John W. Wickel USNR (Ret), William C. Wickel, Paul R. Wickel, James A. Wickel, Karl S. Wickel and Matthew S. Wickel; brother Arthur Simpson of Lakeview; sister Mary Nell Knowles of Auburn, Calif; 19 grandchildren.
Memorial contributions in Margaret’s name may be made to the Treasure Coast Chapter-DAR Scholarship Fund, c/o Pam Dolby, 3840 8th Lane, Vero Beach, Fla. 32960.

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