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Margaret E. Colt

Margaret E. Colt

Feb 22, 1923 - Mar 14, 2022

Margaret E. Colt - Obituary


argaret Elizabeth Nields Colt, born February 22,1923, died March 14, 2022 in Rebecca Fortney Inpatient Hospice House after suffering a fracture from a fall at Victoria Park where she had been living independently. The first child of Cheyney and Helene Nields, Peggy Colt was born in Shamokin, PA. The family moved frequently, and she attended Williamsport High School but graduated in 1940 from Shamokin High School. Living in NJ during WWII, she worked in the offices of the New York Shipyard. She spotted planes, gave blood, helped establish the Nav-Ar-Ines, a hang-out for servicemen, visited wounded vets in Philadelphia and enjoyed the Stage Door Canteen there. She married her high school sweetheart, Alfred “Fred” Colt, June 3,1944 after he returned from the Army Air Corps. They settled in Williamsport, surrounded by family. She bore a daughter and a son. She belonged to the Junior League, a service organization, participated in their Follies, served as an officer in the PTA, created ceramics, played bridge, and charmed everyone she met. Fred’s job took them to DC in 1957. Lovers of water and sailing, they settled on Turkey Point and embraced life on the Chesapeake. Fred was the local Mr. Fixit. Peg delved into watercolors, threw epic porch parties for the neighbors, acted as a tenuous first mate on their sailboat. She was a receptionist for two sets of pediatricians, and later was the administrative secretary for the Anne Arundel County Medical Society. She and Fred chartered sailboats in the Caribbean and enjoyed snorkeling, swimming, and exploring the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. They also hosted delighted nieces and nephews during summers on Turkey Point. Peg branched out to drama with the Mayo Players in her 40s, she acted at AACC and Colonial Players, took tap dancing lessons in her 60s and joined the South County Senior Center tap classes and shows, and has been an active participant in the Showstoppers, even on her walker, until her death. She proved her writing chops in her college classes at the center and has books of her work lovingly compiled by her daughter-in-law, Sarah. Besides scores of friends and her beloved nieces and nephews, she is survived by daughter Cindy Welch, son Stephen Colt, his wife Sarah, grandchildren Vanessa, Meghan, Stephanie, Erik, and Bridget, great-grandchildren Brittany, Christopher, Robby, and Matelea, and great-grandsons Landon, Liam, and Macen. Friends are invited to celebrate Margaret’s life on Sunday, March 27 at 1 pm at the Kalas Funeral Home & Crematory, 2973 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater, MD. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express sympathy can donate to Joann DeWilde/Showstoppers, South County Senior Center, 27 Stepney's Lane, Edgewater, MD 21037 or to Hospice of the Chesapeake 90 Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, MD 21112. Condolences may be made online at: KalasFuneralHomes.com.