Margery F. Champion
December 3, 1920 – April 20, 2018
Margery Fletcher Champion who liked to be called “Margy” was born in North Attleboro, MA on December 3, 1920 the only child of Roberta Allen Fletcher and Robert Fletcher. After graduating from high school she ventured out on her own to earn an Associates Degree in business and worked in Boston as a bookkeeper during the World War II. It was during the war that she met a young GI on a bus named Kenneth Champion who she would later marry. The story of their meeting on the bus became family legend and was retold many times over the years.
As a lover of literature she encouraged her children, Lee and Dianne, to read at an early age. She had multiple talents and was always working with her hands to create sweaters and clothing for her family or decorative ceramics and wreaths for the house. She loved music, Elvis being one of her favorite performers, and dancing to big band music. Margy and Ken were an impressive couple on the dance floor and, after retirement, going to dances with friends was one of their favorite activities.
Margy enjoyed walking on the beach, playing golf, reading, and working in her garden. Her knowledge of flowers and trivia was impressive. While she was a woman of few words her sharp mind and quick wit revealed a dry sense of humor. In her final years when her body was letting her down she often said, “Getting old ain’t for sissies.” Her grace and sense of humor remained intact until diminished by pain in her final days. She died peacefully on April 20, 2018 at the age of 97.
With all the pleasures Margy had in her life, she received her greatest joy from her family. She celebrated 65 anniversaries with her husband Ken until he died in 2009. She deeply loved her children and grandchildren and, as long as she was able, made an effort to attend all the important family events like graduations and weddings. “Mom” will be sadly missed by her children Kenneth Lee and Jeanette Champion Jr., Dianne Champion and Terry Pindell and “Nan” will be sadly missed by her grandchildren Gregg and Margo Champion, Keith and Ismeyly Champion, Lorien and Dorje Romito, Brad and Kelly Champion, and Tracey and Chris Bingham. She was also blessed with 4 great grandchildren; Kalden, Julien, Shanti and Adrian.
Burial will take place at a later date at Manasota Memorial Park in Bradenton, FL.
Fletcher Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Keene, NH has been entrusted with the arrangements. To express condolences or to share a memory of Margy, please visit www.FletcherFuneralHome.com.
Margery F. Champion
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