Margaret Alford

Hamilton County

Margaret Lewis Alford died on June 8, 2013 at her home in Albuquerque, N.M.Margaret was born Nov. 9, 1926 in Chattanooga, and was the daughter of the late Warren Davis Lewis Jr. and Patti Sanford Lewis.After being educated at the Brooke Hill School for Girls in Birmingham, Ala., Margaret attended Mary Washington College for Girls in Fredericksburg, Va. On March 20, 1948 she married ensign Zeb D. Alford after his graduation from the United States Naval Academy.Over the years Margarets creative pursuits included designing hats and hair accoutrements for Saks Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y.; managing a clothing boutique in Georgetown, Washington D.C.; and historical restoration and renovations of several homes in as many states. Margaret was also a member of the Garden Club of America and created award winning floral arrangements for the Piscataqua Garden Club Chapter in York Harbor, Maine.In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her brother, Warren Davis Lewis II.Margaret is survived by her sister, Jane Verlenden Laws; her four daughters, Patti Olivas, Peggy Alford, Janie Hart, Katie Keaty; two grandchildren, Samantha Reveley and Lane Easley; and three sons-in-law, Dan Olivas, Paul Dudley Hart and Doug Keaty.Margarets grace, beauty, humor and southern charm will live on in the hearts of her family and friends who adored her.

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