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A tribute to World War 2 poster girl Margie Stewart

We pay tribute to Margie Stewart, our April/May 2012 cover girl and the official poster girl of World War 2.

Greetings everyone … The staff at Reminisce is terribly saddened by the passing of World War 2 poster girl Margie Stewart, featured in our April/May 2012 issue, and we’re sharing this message from Margie’s daughter-in-law, Fran:

It is with the heaviest heart that I am writing to let you know that Mom suddenly passed away April 26. It is ironic that she was enjoying such a lovely burst of energy due to your decision to make her a cover girl again at the age of 92! Our entire family agrees that the magazine article turned out to be a most fitting tribute to her and so wonderful that she was able to see it herself. We can’t thank you enough for all you and Ken Wysocky did to make this happen for her. I’d appreciate it if you would direct people to send their sympathies to: askmargie@margiestewart.com. Several people have asked what they can do for her and honestly, the thing she would love the most are donations sent to the USO in her name. The entire staff of Reminisce who worked so hard to create this beautiful presentation are forever in our debt.

With sincere gratitude,
Fran and Steve Johnson and family

Read Margie’s story and see a slideshow of images from her career as poster girl during WW2

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Laura May 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm

She was beautiful both inside and out! And not just when she was young–she was beautiful up until the last day of her life!

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Robert Dittrick May 3, 2012 at 6:42 pm

! was a WW2 vet. I was in General Pattons 3rd army. We went into Franc , Germany and Autria. I was slighty wonded, received 2 Brnze stars , Purple Heart. Mt division was the 71st Division. I enjoyed Margies story. Yes she is or was a beautiful women.. All our GI,s certainly remberd her. may GOD bless you all for your article.. bdittrick@att.net

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Norman Andrews May 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

What an incredible twist of fate that her passing should follow so soon after her final moment in the spotlight. When I think back to a time when “pin up” posters were so popular I remember that almost all of them were photos of beautiful women clad in skimpy attire (for their day). But Margie Stewart’s always depicted the modest home town girl from next door. I’m so glad that she got to see the article in Reminisce Magazine before she went Home.

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Michael and Rita O'Neil May 4, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Steve sorry to hear of your moms passing I met her 45 years ago and it seems like it can’t be that long ago.She was as pretty as I remembered. I hope all is well with you and your family and God bless you all.

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