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Marjorie Eunice Houseman, 86

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2013


Globe native and long-time Arizona Republic newswoman Marjorie Houseman died Feb. 26 in Hospice of the Valley, Phoenix following a massive stroke. She was 86.

She was more widely known as “Maggie Wilson,” which was her newspaper byline.

Marjorie Eunice Houseman was born in Globe, Ariz. on Aug. 26, 1926 to Emma Green Houseman and John James (Jack) Houseman. She graduated from Globe High School in 1942 at age 16.

She attended the University of Arizona, majoring in journalism, before going to work at the late Willard Shoecraft’s Radio Station KWJB in Globe. She soon joined the staff of the Arizona Republic and for most of the next three decades worked there and at the Scottsdale Progress. She was a general-assignment reporter, then the Indian-affairs writer of the Republic.

She was married to and divorced from the late Gerald Wilson of Omaha and Phoenix.

She is survived by her daughter, Wendy Wilson Moore of Newport, Calif.; son, Wyatt (Buzz) Wilson of Phoenix; brother, Martin Porter Houseman of San Diego; and grandsons Travis Moore of Orange County, Calif. and Spencer Moore of the U.S. Navy.

At her request, there were no services. A Celebration of Life observance in Phoenix is pending.







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