Margaret Herbst

January 22, 2013
Margaret Herbst


Margaret Herbst, 86, of Towles Rd. Wilmington, passed away Tuesday January 22, 2013 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Margaret was born on June 18, 1926 in Raleigh the daughter of the late Ottis Gladstone and Margaret Paul Sawyer. She was also preceded in death by her husband Robert Taylor Herbst and a son Paul Sawyer Herbst, and sister Evelyn S. Martin. She was a 1948 graduate of Duke University where she was on the dean’s list and a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, and a Honorary member of the Cape Fear Power Squadron.

Surviving are a son Robert Taylor Herbst, Jr. of the home, and a number of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service is being planned for a later date.

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  • January 27, 2013
    steph says:
    Bob, so sorry to hear about your mom. Just wanted you to know i'm thinking about you. I want you to be doing well. Everyone wishes you well. Love steph

  • February 26, 2013
    Bob says:
    The memory jar is an exelclent idea. My first thought was a mylar paper, the kind of stuff that some envelopes are made out of. Regarding pens, perhaps some acid free gel pens designed for scrap-booking would work. These come in a lot of different colors. One thing to watch for is the ink bleeding. For example, felt tip on ribbon may have a tendency to run, making any writing hard to read.