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Margaret B. Giles

July 27, 1921 - August 3, 2020

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Margaret B. Giles, 99, of Rustburg, passed away peacefully on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Appomattox Health and Rehab Center.

Born July 27, 1921 in Ipswich MA, she was a daughter of the late Charles Ernest “Brink” Brockelbank and Lena Brown Brockelbank.

Margaret graduated from Ipswich High School and went on to finish her education at Lynn Burdett Business College. She was a member at Mountain View Church of God in Lynchburg. She was involved in several organizations including, Girl Scouts of America (Miami FL) leader, Craig’s RV Park Association and volunteered at DeSota Memorial Hospital (Arcadia FL). Margaret dreamed of travel as a young girl., and as fate would have it, a young boy had the same desires. Margaret and Burt traveled, camped, and hiked for 18 years, exploring the Canyons, trails, and mountains across the United States and Canada. She was a certified swimming instructor and enjoyed writing poetry, reading and many crafts which included making beautiful pine needle baskets which she delighted in giving away. Margaret and Burt met in 1941 on a blind date. They corresponded by mail for eleven months and married the next month, October 10, 1942.

In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by a sister, Vivan Clark.

She is survived by her husband of 77 years, Burton F. Giles; son, Bruce T. Giles; daughter, Linda G. Starling (Jay); 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great Granddaughters and one great-great grandson due in 2 weeks.

A visitation will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg from 6:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life to follow.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.


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