Margaret Elizabeth Libby

December 20, 1941 - April 18, 2013

Margaret Elizabeth Libby

December 20, 1941 - April 18, 2013


Margaret Elizabeth Libby, of Ferndale, passed away at age 71 on April 18, 2013. Margaret was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, to George and Viola (Munn) MacDougall. When she was very young, her father passed away and her mother and siblings moved west. They settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Margaret was raised.

Margaret received a Bachelors degree from the University of British Columbia and taught Home Economics in Surrey and Burnaby, BC, following graduation.

While she was teaching, she attended a friends wedding, where she met Peter Libby. Margaret and Peter married on December 23, 1967, and they spent time living in Guam and Scotland as they traveled with the US Navy. Margaret raised two daughters, Brenda and Sonia, and spent 17 years living in Oak Harbor, WA, where she was a substitute teacher. After retirement, Margaret and Peter settled in Ferndale, WA.

Margaret was a devoted wife and mother who loved to sew. She made beautiful quilts, as well as wedding dresses for both of her daughters. She also loved to cook, garden, and spend time with her grandchildren and siblings. Margaret enjoyed learning about her family history by studying genealogy, and she loved to vacation with her sister and brother-in-law.

Margaret is survived by Peter, her husband of 45 years; daughters Brenda Jensen and husband Robb, of Coeur dAlene, ID, and Sonia Atchison and husband Vince, of Bellingham, WA; grandchildren Maddie, Robbie, Jasper, and Courtney; and siblings Lorna Temlett (Gary), Jim MacDougall (Joanne), Ian MacDougall (Janet), and John Jacobson (Shelley), as well as many nieces and nephews.

Margarets family would like to thank the caring and compassionate staff at Bellingham Health Care, Whatcom Hospice, and Visiting Nurses who took such wonderful care of her over the past few years.

Farewell Tribute Information

A celebration of Margarets life will be held at 2pm on June 22, at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale. Donations Information

Donations in Margarets name may be made to CurePSP, Whatcom Hospice, or Visiting Nurses.

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3 responses to Margaret Elizabeth Libby

  1. Rita Perry says:

    Please accept my sympathy to the loving Husband,Daughters,Family & Friends in the painful loss of your dear Margaret. Hopefully you will be comforted by these Verses from the Bible. Rev21:4-5 “AND HE WILL WIPE OUT EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE,THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY”

  2. We were vary sad to hear of Margie’s passing. Our condolences to Pete, Brenda and Sonia and the rest of her extended family. We hope you have a wonderful celebration of her life at her service – we wish we could be there. Love, The Groton Libbys

  3. I’ve known Margie since Grade 8 and she was my Maid of Honor nearly 50 years ago. I have so many memories of the things we did together. I’ll miss you Margie

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