Dorsett, Margaret H.

Join us on Monday, April 16, 2018 for a celebration of the life of Margaret H. “Meghan” Dorsett from 4 to 6 p.m. at Sinkland Farms, Rt. 8, Montgomery County. Per Meghan’s request, the event will be very casual and unstructured, providing a place for friends and family to meet and share their memories. Everyone is invited to bring some snack food to share. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided, so if you want anything else, bring your own. There will be an opportunity for anyone wishing to speak to do so.

Meghan was born on May 2, 1957 and died on January 30, 2018 following a short but valiant battle with cancer and heart disease. Born in Montana, Meghan graduated from Giles County Schools and obtained degrees from Hollins, Virginia Tech, and Missouri State Universities. She held a variety of jobs: teacher, bartender, a planner for Montgomery County, publisher of The Scale Cabinetmaker: A Journal for Miniaturists and finally retail where she was most recently known at Cambria Toy Station and Whistle Stop Books. She was also serving on the board of the League of Women Voters of Virginia at the time of her death.

Meghan, along with her parents, James (Jim) and Helen Dorsett, was responsible for saving the Cambria Depot from demolition, restoring it and getting it in the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Meghan loved people and it showed in the sparkle in her eyes when she talked, her ready smile for everyone she met, and quick laughter. She lived life with a heart full of joy no matter what obstacles she faced.

She is survived by her spouse, Carol Lindstrom, who plans to continue operating the Depot stores and maintaining the Depot, and cousins from both coasts. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to help cover her medical expenses or to the Depot Maintenance Fund. Checks can be made to Meghan Dorsett/Depot Fund c/o 630 Depot St. NE, Christiansburg, VA 24073.