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Niles, Margaret

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NORFOLK, VA - Margaret Ann "Maggie" Niles, 61, Norfolk, VA, passed away Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in Sturgis.

She was born in Rapid City, SD, and raised in Sturgis and the Camp Creek Ranch near Mud Butte, SD. She graduated from Sturgis Brown High School and subsequently served in the U.S. Navy from 1975 to 1979. During that time, she met and married her husband, and settled in Norfolk, VA. She served in the Naval Reserves until 1983 while concurrently attending Old Dominion University, graduating with a B.A. in English. She also completed several graduate courses in engineering. Her outgoing personality combined with her technical knowledge led her to establish a technical writing-publishing business in downtown Norfolk from which she retired in 2016. Maggie loved playing card games (pinochle, cribbage, gin) and enjoyed crocheting and living life to the fullest.

Maggie is survived by her darling husband of 40 years, Chuck Niles; her dear brother, James Patterson in Salt Lake City, UT; his wife, Judy; nephew, Aaron; and nieces, Amanda and Kyna. Maggie was close with several cousins. Maggie is also survived by her beloved “Norfolk” sister, Kathy Grogg, and her husband, Jim, and their children, James, Kimberly, and Susanne and their spouses, and their children.

A memorial service will be held Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Sturgis.

Donations in her name may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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