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Margaret Elysabethe Hancock

May 16, 1921 ~ June 1, 2018 (age 97)

Margaret Elysabethe Hancock took off for new adventures on June 1st, 2018 at the age of 97. She peacefully departed this world surrounded by her family and loved ones. Born on May 16th, 1921, Maggi was a trail blazing career woman, an innovator in home building, a devoted mother, grandmother and friend who was loved and admired by all for her keen brain, her dry wit, her passionate love of family and friends and her unfailing positivity. Born in Manhattan, New York, she moved to San Francisco as a young woman where she continued her career in fashion and advertising. While there she met and married the love of her life JW Hancock in 1952. Together JW and Maggi founded JW Hancock Enterprises in 1959 which later became Camelot Homes, a prominent Arizona Homebuilder. Maggi was a forerunner as a woman heading a homebuilding company at a time when women in construction were rare. She brought her many skills in the areas of finance and design to Camelot Homes and today her company carries on under the leadership of the second and third generations of the Hancock family. She is survived by three children Stephany Borchert, John Mark Hancock and Trevor Jay Hancock, all from Arizona, 11 grandchildren; Kimberly McCall, Maggi Bircz, Alexis Patton, Sarah Schneider, Estee Vozza, Cammie Hancock Beckert, Trent Hancock, Chase Hancock, Ashley Hancock, Kaylie Hancock and Natalie Hancock, 15 great grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and many devoted sons and daughters-in-law, cousins, nieces and nephews. Her life was devoted to helping her family and others see the bright side of life. In her later years she enjoyed investing in businesses, was a passionate reader and was vocal in politics and current events up until the very last days of her life. Graveside services will be held at 9 AM on Wednesday, June 6th at Paradise Memorial Gardens 9300 E Shea Blvd in Scottsdale followed by a joyful breakfast celebration of her life at 10AM at The Fairway House at Grayhawk Country Club, 8620 East Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. The family suggests that those who attend her service wear happy colors and ladies wear festive hats to honor Maggi’s spirit. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in her honor to Boys Hope Girls Hope of Arizona or Operation Smile.

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