Margaret Dumpit, 79, who was a longtime member of University Park Church of Christ, died Dec. 5 at St. Thomas More Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Hyattsville. She had a stroke, her daughter Darlene Dumpit said.

Margaret Maureen Burgette was born in Lead, S.D. She came to the Washington area in the early 1950s and worked as a waitress. She lived in Cheverly for many years and was a member of University Park Church of Christ for more than 35 years.

Her husband of 21 years, Mariano Dumpit, died in 1975. A son, Ricky Dumpit, died in 2008.

Survivors include three daughters, Darlene Dumpit of Cheverly, Corinne Williams of District Heights and Donna Dumpit of Capitol Heights; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

— Matt Schudel