Margaret Helen ‘Maggie’ Scheid

Margaret Helen (Maggie) Scheid, 61, died of metastatic breast cancer on Jan. 29, 2017, at her home in Arlington, Va. 

Maggie (as she was known to her friends) was born on Jan. 19, 1956 in Lewistown, Mont. to parents Walter L. and Edith (Philips) Scheid. She received her education in Lewistown, graduating from St. Leo’s High School in 1974. She then attended Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisc., graduating in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology. In 1978, she took a position with the North Atlantic Girl Scouts at Camp Lachenwald, Giessen, Germany. She earned a Masters’ Degree in education from Boston College in 1980. Her career as a systems engineer took her to Stuttgart, and Heidelberg, Germany and Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, England. She was employed by the MITRE Corporation for 25 years. Margaret returned to Arlington, Va. in 2008.

Margaret is survived by her sisters, Mary Ann Comstock of Sweet Grass and Big Sky, Mont., and Dorothy M. Scheid (David Richhart) of Missoula, Mont.; her niece Heidi M (Chris) Straus and grandnephew and niece Simon D Peltier and Sophia M Peltier of Bothell, Wash.; along with cherished cousins, goddaughters and close personal friends.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Edith Scheid, and infant twin brothers of Lewistown, Mont., brother William J “Bill” Scheid of Fort Benton, Mont. and brother-in-law Rich Comstock of Sweet Grass, Mont.

Maggie loved to travel, play cards and attend her favorite sporting event (Washington Capitals hockey).  She was an active gardener, and took great pride in her front and back garden. Her family and friends will always remember her as a generous, caring individual.

A Funeral Mass and Celebration of Life will be Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 11 a.m. in St. Leo’s Catholic Church, a private inurnment will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at a later time. The Cloyd Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Friends are asked to make memorials to the Girl Scouts of the USA or your local Girl Scout council, the Mayo Clinic Foundation or a charity of your choice is requested in lieu of flowers; memorials may be left with the Cloyd Funeral Home. Condolences for the family may be posted online at



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