After having some trouble with loss of feeling in her left arm and leg, Maggie went to the hospital for tests and a biopsy in early November. Maggie was soon diagnosed with Stage IV Glioblastoma, an inoperable brain tumor. Within two months, she passed on December 23, 2019.
Maggie was born on June 7, 1951 to William and Dulcie Walker just outside of Newcastle, England. She graduated in 1972 from Bretton Hall, and began her teaching career in the North of England. Once Maggie and Jakob met, they began traveling and landed in Greenwood, SC, where Joey and Susi were raised. After a couple of years in China, Jakob and Maggie made their home in Thomaston, GA.
Maggie was passionate in all she did. She made friends with everyone she met, and her smile and laughter were contagious. She loved her husband and children, adored her grandchildren, and was always there for her family and friends, near and far. She was generous, honest, and enjoyed gardening, good food, wine, and traveling. In their retirement years, she and Jakob developed a passion for RVing that can be seen in her blog, The Gallivanting Grobs.
Maggie is survived by her devoted husband Jakob, a son and his spouse (Joey and Kasey Grob), a daughter and her spouse (Susi and George Stoner), and five loving grandchildren (Jack, Charlie, Violet, Lena, and Dulcie). She was a loyal and dedicated wife, Mom, Granny, and friend.
We miss her immensely, and are warmed by the memory of her incredible spirit. We are inspired by the positive way she lived her life as well as her true connection to Jakob.
Please consider making a donation in Maggie’s remembrance to Head for the Cure to raise funds, awareness, and hope for the brain tumor community.