Margaret Lydia Gravelle died Nov. 9, 2012 after losing her battle with brain cancer. She had been under hospice care for several weeks. Her husband and her mother were at her bedside at the time of her passing.
She was born Jan. 8, 1984 to Jim and Sue Gravelle of Fulton. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Andrew and Harriet Bassett and Francis and Esther Gravelle.
She is survived by her husband, Wesley Winkelman; parents, Jim and Sue Gravelle; in-laws, Gary and Earlene Winkelman of Middleton, ID; a brother-in-law, Jesse Winkelman (Susan) of Sacramento, Calif.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.
She and her husband were married Sept. 1, 2007 in Raleigh, N.C. He was a constant source of strength, support, and unconditional love during her illness.
She was a graduate of Phoenix Central Schools. Her college career included earning a BS degree in psychology from the State University College at Oneonta, and a MSW degree in social work from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She had begun her PhD studies in educational psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
She had always been an excellent student. She learned to read at the age of two and one-half years, skipped a grade in elementary school, and graduated early from SUNY Oneonta.
She enjoyed travel, be it a long drive in her VW Jetta, making up her itinerary along the way, or following a more specific schedule. With her parents, she visited many states, including Alaska and Hawaii. There were also vacations in the Bahamas and Ireland.
Following her marriage, they traveled to Germany, the Netherlands, Ireland and England.
There will be a celebration of her life at the Riverside Inn, 930 South First St., Fulton, at noon Saturday, Dec. 8 for family and friends.
Contributions may be made to Doctors Without Borders; Above and Beyond English Setter Rescue at esrescue.org; Activate Good; WUNC. Arrangements are by Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix. Burial will take place in Jacksonville Cemetery, Lysander at another time.