AMY CHISHOLM VOIGT

Amy Chisholm Voigt was called home September 12, 2015 at the age of 101. Her residence for the last 16 years was at Goodwin House Baileys Crossroads, Falls Church, Virginia.

Amy was born April 6, 1914 in Madison, Wisconsin to the late Walter and Rachel Wilkie Chisholm. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1936 with a BA degree where she was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority.

Upon graduation, she accepted a teaching position in Plymouth High School, Plymouth, Wisconsin. After one year she then moved back to Madison, Wisconsin, where she accepted a position at Eastern High School, teaching geography and history for five years. During this period she also enjoyed skiing and playing tennis. In 1942 she married Frederick A. (Fritz) Voigt from Sheboygan, Wisconsin and enjoyed 61 years of married life. They moved to Washington, DC and then Arlington, Virginia during World War II, and remained in Arlington and later Falls Church, Virginia, where they made their home. Amy was a dedicated mother, wife, and homemaker.

Amy was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia for 63 years and participated in Sunday school activities and women’s church groups. During World War II, she joined a book club with other women, which remained active with the same individuals for over 60 years. Throughout her life, Amy enjoyed writing and documenting family travels and activities. Amy and Fritz enjoyed many hobbies including her family Scottish heritage, photography, gardening, and travel throughout the United States, Canada, England and Scotland.

In their retirement years Amy and Fritz built a vacation log home in Danville, Vermont. This afforded them an opportunity to see and explore the New England area and establish many friendships. One of the high points of vacationing in Danville was their close proximity to Amy’s sister-in-law Nan and husband Hank Voigt. They too built a log home just two miles away which afforded them many opportunities for social gatherings.

Amy was preceded in death by her husband Fritz Voigt who died in 2003. She will be missed by her three children and their spouses Sally and John Schumacher of Pahrump, Nevada, Fred and Mary Jane Voigt of Enola, Pennsylvania, and Colin and Doreen Voigt of Shepherdstown, West Virginia; and by eight grandchildren: Jennifer Hagen, John Hagen and his wife Agnes, Kristin Alexander and her husband Ken, Jill Emerson and her husband Frank, Kara Quinn and her husband Kevin, Brittany Jones and her husband David, Michael Voigt, and Grant Voigt. Amy is also survived by four great-grandchildren: Abby, Ella, Elizabeth, Samantha; and a niece, Nancy Martin of College Station, Texas. Amy was preceded in death by her sister, Margaret Martin and husband Ralph, and best friend and sister-in-law Nan Voigt and husband Hank.

A funeral service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Alexandria, Virginia on November 2nd at 11 am with interment at Arlington National Cemetery at 2:00pm.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2701 Cameron Mills Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22302.


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