Margaret Milne Obituary (2022) – Northampton, MA
Northampton, MA – Author and adventurer Margaret “Teddy” Milne, 91, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2021. A Quaker Memorial will be held on Saturday January 8, 2022. To attend in person or on Zoom, please email teddymilnememorial
After graduating from Boston University in 1951, Teddy spent three years hitchhiking alone through post-war Europe, visiting 18 countries – an adventure she recounted in his memoir Thumbs Up.
Teddy has written seven novels, three children’s books, a peace-focused children’s newsletter, a book of original songs and a compilation of his Daily Hampshire Gazette columns, Calvin Coolidge Doesn’t Live Here Anymore. She ran Pittenbruach Press, which published 27 of her books. The Forbes Library has copies. Teddy’s complete archives are now housed at the DuBois Library at UMass.
Teddy also helped start Quaker meetings in Northampton and Scotland, made stained glass, performed in Shakespeare plays, worked at the Peace Development Fund, taught French, and coordinated a Pete Seeger concert.
Teddy’s husband, WHMP CEO Alec Milne, died in 1982, leaving three children and seven grandchildren from his first marriage. Teddy leaves behind two brothers, Loomis Mayer and Jim Mayer; three sons, Timmon Wallis, Peter Douglass and James Milne; six grandchildren, Benjamin Douglass, Tenzin Milne, Emily Wallis, Maya Wallis, Magnolia Milne and Zuzu Milne; and two great-grandsons, Finley and Oakley Wallis.
Published by Daily Hampshire Gazette on January 6, 2022.