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Margaret Vickrey Matthews Moul died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016.

A native of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Moul was the daughter of Louen Stinson Vickrey and Mary Sutherland Vickrey. She had been a resident of the Peninsula since 1956.

She was a graduate of Rice Institute (now known as Rice University). For seven years she worked in Houston at radio station KPRC as a control room engineer, two years of that time while a student at Rice.

Margaret Vickrey Matthews Moul
Margaret Vickrey Matthews Moul

Mrs. Moul was a longtime member of Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, where she served in many capacities over the years, including the office of ruling elder. In addition, she served on both Presbyterian and Synodical Boards of Presbyterian Women. Her greatest joy came from teaching children in the church school, which she did for 30 years.

In addition to her church, her life was committed to service and community. Her interests included a lifetime of volunteer work in several civic and charitable organizations, including the Yorktown Woman’s Club, the York County Church Women United Food Closet, the York-Poquoson Chapter of the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels and, for 40 years, with the York County Volunteer Association. There she served as a board member for a number of years, as a teacher of children and adults at the Parent-Child Development Center, Bargain Box cashier and as a worker on the YCVA’s Family Assistance Committee.

She was an avid traveler and loved people. While visiting most of the countries in Europe several times, the Bible lands, Turkey, China, Japan, the Soviet Union, Thailand, Malaysia, and parts of Africa, Australia and New Zealand, as well as Mexico and Canada, she always sought out individuals who could help broaden her understanding of the cultures and the people. Her travels also included all the United States.

Mrs. Moul was the widow of the late Austin Pollard Boyd, who died in 1962 and of James Thompson Matthews Jr., who preceded her in death in 1980.

Survivors include her husband, Martin T. Moul; a son, William Austin Boyd (Rhonda) of Dacula, Ga.; a sister, Carolyn Louise DeMar of Houston, Texas; stepchildren, Tom Moul (Nancy) of Williamsburg, Va., Nancy Watson (David) of Severna Park, Md., Carolyn Moul of Richmond, Va., Diane Camden (John), Gene Nuttall (Nancy) of West Point, Va., and Scott Matthews; nine grandchildren, a nephew and two great-nieces.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016, at Yorkminster Presbyterian Church, Grafton, Va. Friends will be received in the church Commons following the service.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Yorkminster Presbyterian Church Capital Fund, 6218 George Washington Highway, Yorktown, VA 23692, or to Presbyterian Homes and Family Services, 150 Linden Ave., Lynchburg, VA 24503.