Margaret Cathey Milliken, 92

WAKE FOREST — Margaret Cathey Milliken, 92, most recently of Wake Forest, NC, died Wednesday, August 18, 2021 in Raleigh, NC.

Margaret was born April 1, 1929, in Charlotte, NC, the daughter of the late Herman and Ada Cathey. She moved to Greenville Sound in New Hanover County as a young child and graduated from New Hanover High School in Wilmington in 1947. She engaged in life-long learning with a variety of coursework and enjoyed working at Tidewater Power Company in Wilmington in the 40s and 50s.

She married Guy Allen Milliken in 1948, who preceded her in death after 38 years of marriage. Also preceding her in death were three brothers.

Mrs. Milliken was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, sister and friend. She is survived by her two sons, Guy Allen, Jr. (Margaret), Ron, and her daughter, Jeanne (Robert Bonds), with whom she resided for many years. Margaret is survived by four granddaughters, one grandson, and five great-grandchildren; a sister, two brothers, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Margaret enjoyed numerous community volunteer activities while raising her family in Wilmington, including volunteering with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice, leading Girl Scout Troops, and PTA and Church projects. She is a member of White Memorial Presbyterian Church in Raleigh, NC.

She and her husband researched their families through many generations, culminating in two books she wrote, available in the N.C. Collection at the New Hanover County Public Library and the NC Library in Raleigh. Margaret loved historical programs with the Daughters of the American Revolution (Caswell-Nash Chapter) to which she belonged.

A graveside service will be held at 12 Noon Monday, August 23, 2021, at Greenlawn Memorial Park officiated by Pastor Dan Lewis of First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington.

The family suggests, in lieu of flowers, any memorials be made to the Wake County Resources for Seniors, Raleigh, NC, or the Library Foundation of New Hanover County in Wilmington.

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