Margie C. Jaspersen of Bethesda, MD, died peacefully after a brief illness on June 3, 2022. She and her husband, Frederick Jaspersen, lived in Bethesda for many years after living abroad for his career as an economist.
A 1981 graduate of Georgetown University in linguistics, Margie worked for the U.S. Government in several different agencies. She retired early in the 1990s from USAID, where she specialized in Middle East reporting.
Early in her married life, Margie lived for several years in Latin America, supporting her husband during his State Department and subsequent World Bank postings. Upon returning to the States and after retiring from her professional life, Margie and Fred enjoyed extensive travel and an active social life.
Margie is survived by her sisters, Betsy in Maine and Melissa in South Carolina, as well as Fred’s daughter, Katharina, of Guatemala. Her sisters-in-law, Lucy and Barbara, live in California. Locally she is survived by Fred’s niece, Alida Anderson, and nephews, Frederick Anderson and Eric Anderson.
Margie will be interred in Maine with her husband later this summer. She was a beautiful soul, within and without.
A memorial service is planned for 11:30 a.m. on August 19 in the Auditorium at Brookside Gardens Visitor Center in Wheaton, MD.
Published by The Washington Post on Jul. 23, 2022.