Margaret Brown Perron, age 87, of Emmitsburg, Maryland died on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the home of her daughter in Emmitsburg.

Born August 25, 1924 in Ayr, Scotland, U.K., daughter of the late David Chalmers and Jesse (Brown) Welsh. She was predeceased by her husband, Ret. USAF Col. Gregory Harris Perron in 1986.

Mardy, the Prestwick, Scotland lass, was the girl of her husband’s dreams. World War II brought together the White Bear Lake, MN hockey playing pilot and her a volunteer who would light the air strip for the Ally forces. She and Greg shared a full life with family and friends, providing loving homes across the globe. Wherever her husband’s Air Force career took the family, particularly extended tours in Japan and Norway, she always volunteered with the Red Cross, hospitals and schools. She loved to bake with shortbread being the favorite of many. She particularly enjoyed the outdoors and especially catching more fish than everyone on Nambe Lake in New Mexico and bringing them home to smoke cook. A person of great faith, she quietly and kindly was a profound matriarch who has left a beautiful, loving legacy of direction for those who met her, her children and grandchildren. The Emmitsburg community, Vigilante Hose and Emmitsburg Ambulance members, friends and neighbors amazed her with their concern, kindness and care of and for her. She often said she could never repay each one for making her feel so very special. She was a communicant and faithful member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Emmitsburg.

Surviving are children, Ailith Rogers and husband, Wayne of Issue, MD, David Perron and wife, Patty of Parker, Colorado, Libby Briggs and husband, Don of Emmitsburg, Cameron Perron and wife, Kellea of Rio Rancho, New Mexico; grandchildren, Joel Rogers (Helen), D’Arcy Monson (Dan), Jay Myles (Amy), Gregory Perron (Katie), Michelle Howell (Todd), Ashlea Perron, Brent Perron, Cassie Clem ( Tony), Bonnie Barr Briggs (Kenny Craig); great-grandchildren, Josh Rogers, Alec Rogers, Delany, Max and Camryn Monson, Tyler, Maggie, Aedan, Kiernan, Peyton Myles, Isla Perron, Ailish, Nora and Gillian Howell, Tanner and Macy Clem, Brighton Craig; sister, Ann McCartny and husband, David of Ayr, Scotland. She was predeceased by a son, Gregory Perron.

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