Margaret Ann Felton Swift
Former Aspen resident Margaret Ann Felton Swift died Sunday, Oct. 1, in her home in Churchville, Md.
“Maggie” as she was known to her Aspen friends, lived in the valley several times for periods of two to three years beginning in 1975. She loved to ski, walk in the high country sunshine and ride horses. Over the years she worked for some of the town’s finest retailers and made many lifelong friends while participating in the town’s cultural and social scene.Maggie was born on May 10, l928, to Robert Lee and Kathleen Marley Felton of Carthage, N.C. After studying voice at the Women’s College of the University of North Carolina, she worked in radio in New York City and sang with a jazz band. She married and raised her children in Montego Bay, Jamaica and Middleburg, Va. She was an avid horsewoman and loved to fox hunt. Later in life, her travels took her to the south of France, California (both Northern and Southern) and Aspen. She was a gourmet cook, loved to read, did crossword puzzles daily and loved animals. Her natural style and flair for fashion carried her into a successful career in high-end retail, which allowed her the international travel she loved and the opportunity to make friends all over the world.
She leaves her daughters, Melanie Rock McCoy (the late Doug McCoy) formerly of Aspen and now of Raleigh, N.C. and Robin Rock Lucas (Tim) of Aurora. She had two grandchildren, Katie and Jack Lucas. Also remaining are her loving brother, Robert L. Felton III (Priscilla), nieces Anne Felton and Catherine Felton Moy and her devoted friends, William and Patricia Gilbert.
For information about the Memorial Celebration, e-mail Felton3@starpower.net or call (202) 364-4763.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Maggie’s name to a local ASPCA – American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
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