Margaret Dickins

Obituary of Margaret E. Dickins

Dickins, Margaret Ewell, 72, of St. Petersburg, and a well known Philantrophist, died Thursday October 5, 2000 at Edward White Hospital. Born in Lakeland, FL she came here in 1964. She attended Stevens University and she was a member of First United Methodist Church. She was a member and supporter of many organizations. Among them are Board of Directors of the Florida Orchestra, Florida Orchestra Guild, Charter member and Past President of Boley Angels, Founder of St. Petersburg Museum of History Guild, she was a supporter of Stuart Society of the Museum of Fine Arts, Brookwood- a young women?s residence, Science Center, Cross of Lorraine, Board member of the Society of Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Board of Directors of Boley, Inc., PARC, and SPCA. In 1989, she was a Princess in the Queen?s Court because of her outstanding contributions in this community. She was an accomplished pianist and avid bridge player. Annually, her generous financial contributions made a real difference in this city. Survivors include her son, James E. Decker of Lakeland, FL; four daughters: Margaret M. Decker, Laura R. Jenkins, and Elizabeth Johnson, all of St. Petersburg; and Norma D. Hanley of Louisville, KY; thirteen grandchildren; and several cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Boley Centers for Behavioral Healthcare, 1236 Dr. MLK St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33705 or the American Lung Association, 6160 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33707. Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes & Cremation Tribute Center-Ninth Street Chapel, St. Petersburg.
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