Margaret Anne (McGowan) Buckson

February 8, 1940 - October 21, 2018

Margaret Anne (McGowan) Buckson, age 78, of St. Georges, DE passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Born in Elkton, MD on February 8, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Dellie Emma (Williamson) McGowan. Margaret made her career as a secretary with the Colonial School District, retiring after 35 years of dedicated service.

In her leisure time, Margaret enjoyed gardening, reading, antiquing and decorating. She was a woman of strong faith and a longtime member of the St. Georges United Methodist Church. Above all, she loved and adored her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her first husband, Arthur William Wallendorf; second husband, Newlin Reeves Buckson; son, Newlin Buckson III; brothers, Charles McGowan and Robert McGowan; and sisters, Helen McGowan and Shirley Kite. She is survived by her children, Karen Rollo (Joseph Jr.), Mark Buckson (Deanna), Leslie Allshouse (Allen), Randy Wallendorf (Jen), Lisa Scarola (Frank) and Jennifer Buckson; brother, Barney McGowan (Brenda); grandchildren, Courtney (Shawn), Brian (Domenica), Mark Jr. (Holly), Carly, Julia, David (Kierstyn), Thomas, Marissa, Amanda, Alexis, Patrick, Dominick and Nikalus; great grandchildren, Abigail, Liam, Sabrina, Joshua, Gabriella and Vincenza; special nephew, Chuckie McGowan (Jenna); and many other nieces and nephews.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 11 am on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in St. Georges Cemetery, Kirkwood-St. Georges Road, St. Georges, DE.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 5455 N. High Street, Columbus, OH 43214.


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15 Condolences for Margaret Anne (McGowan) Buckson

  • Deepest sympathy to all of Margaret’s family and friends. Margaret was always there to support and care for others. She was dedicated to her family, friends, and community. I will miss her so much, but I know she is at peace in Heaven. May God bless her family and friends and give them strength and comfort. Bless you Margaret. Love you

  • My heart goes out to your family as we all try to accept Margaret’s passing. As her friend, I feel blessed to have had the gift of her friendship over many many years. Knowing the closeness of the family, I hope that you will find comfort as you reflect on the memories of times you had together with Margaret . May her love live forever in your hearts. With deepest sympathy- Susan Derrick

  • Janetand DonBitner will really miss you what a wonderfull friend May God Bless The Family

  • My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jo Ann

  • My first Love. I will miss you more then you will ever know. My heart is broken. Afraid life will never seem normal again. xoxoxoxoxo

  • Randy,Lisa,Jen,Marissa and family we are truly sorry about your mom n mom mom .margaret was a kind and gentle and loved her family very much.god bless you all

  • Margaret, we love you and will miss your presence. To Margaret’s loving family our condolences. She always talked about how proud she was of all you, particularly the grandchildren going to college. May God comfort you in your loss.

  • My condolences to all Margaret’s Family..

  • My sincerest prayers and support to all your family. May Margaret Rest In Peace. Amen!

  • Mrs. Buckson was a fixture from my childhood, I spent many, many weekends in her home where she always treated me like one of her kids. I fondly remember dinners with a lot of people around the table and swimming in the pool. “Working” with Jennifer at the store is also a highlight. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  • Leslie, Don and I were saddened by the news of the loss of your mother. I will be unable to attend the services, but I wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Terri and Don

  • Mrs. buckson was so helpful and welcoming to our family when we moved to Delaware in 1999. I have very fond memories of her. My sincere condolences to her family. She has such a positive impact on so many families!

  • Margret used to stop in my Thift Shop (Fab Finds) in St. George’s. The two of us would spend a few hours talking and laughing. It always made my day when I saw her pull in my parking lot. She showed me her many treasures that she collected over the years. Up until today, I had been on a continuous hunt for that one special bird cage for her that would also give me an excuse to stop by and see her. My heart breaks for her family. Margret was a very special friend to me and I will miss her.

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family during this most difficult of times. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Buckson throughout my life but truly treasure the time spent with her in recent years. It always brings a smile to my face when I think of the Mother-Daughter movie nights with Leslie and our Moms and all the great laughs we had together. She will be truly missed.

  • OMG Stacy i was just going through my fathers sympathy cards and saw that u sent one way back then. I always wondered whatever happened to you or where you went or if you were close by. I seem to run into so many people from childhood but sorry technology ia not my friend. I would love to talk to or see you 3024667036. I hope i do… Love, Jenn