Mary Anderson Margetts was born Dec. 24, 1914, and died Oct. 18, 2007. She was the daughter of H.L. and Mary Margetts. A Canadian by birth, she was proud to become a U.S. citizen. She lived in Detroit in the Boston Edison area, Niles, and later again in Detroit and then in Lansing. She graduated from Michigan State University She was a member of the prestigious National Secretaries Association. In Lansing, Mary worked in the office of Gov. Kim Sigler as secretary to his legislative administrator. When G. Mennen Williams took office as governor after defeating Gov. Sigler, Mary stayed on as secretary to the press secretary, Paul Weber. Mr. Weber left the governor's office in the last months of Williams' term and worked in the Civil Service Department. Mary remained as his secretary in that office as well. When Mr. Weber accepted employment with Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., Mary again remained as his secretary. When Jerry Kabel took Mr. Weber's place at Michigan Consolidated, Mary stayed on as his secretary until her retirement. She was predeceased by her parents, H.L & Mary Margetts; sisters, Margaret Macdonald, and Jessie Jensen; and brother, George Margetts. She is survived by her sister, Catherine Lemon; nieces and nephews, Philip Macdonald, John Lemon, Robert Macdonald, Mary Noble, Jeff Margetts, Susan Margetts, and Donald Lemon, all of Canada, Carol Smith of Dallas, and Chris Beasley of Winter Haven, Fla. Memorial visitation will be Thursday from 36 p.m. at the Wm. R. Hamilton Co. Funeral Home, 226 Crocker Blvd., Mount Clemens (586) 4630577. A committal service will take place Saturday at St. Thomas Cemetery in St. Thomas, Ontario.
Published in The Daily Tribune on Oct. 24, 2007.
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