Margaret Virginia Federline
Margaret Virginia (Shockey) Federline, age 74, passed away on June 18, 2021 in Daytona Beach, Florida after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
She graduated from Berkeley Springs High School as valedictorian in 1964 and from West Virginia University in 1968 with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, where she was active in student government, a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and Tri Delta sorority.
Margaret had a long and successful career in the science and technology field. Early in her professional life, she was a member of the team that developed the first soil testing experiment performed on the surface of Mars.
She met her husband of 52 years, Greg, as collaborators during this project.
Margaret was a staff member of the National Bureau of Standards and retired from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2006 as a member of the US Government’s Senior Executive Service. While working at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Margaret was designated a Meritorious Executive in the Senior Executive Service.
After a distinguished career, Margaret and her husband Greg, relocated from Maryland to their retirement home in Palm Coast, Fla.
Margaret’s passions included spoiling her pets, traveling, cooking and gardening.
She is proceeded in death by her parents Frank and Jean Shockey, of Berkeley Springs, W.Va., and survived by her husband Greg and daughter Christy, both of Palm Coast, Fla.; her brother Jeff Shockey, his wife Debbie of Venice, Fla., and their daughters Chelsea and Madison.
Margaret’s loving and caring personality, which was cherished by her family and friends, will be sorely missed.
A celebration of Margaret’s life will be held in Palm Coast with details to be announced in the future.
Interment will be at Greenway Cemetery in Berkeley Springs in the Shockey family burial plot.
Donations can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation in Margaret’s honor.