Margot Lynne Summitt, 65, died May 24, 2016.

She was born in Minneapolis and graduated from Murray High School and the University of Minnesota’s horticulture program. She remained an avid gardener for the rest of her life.

Margot was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 and while fighting her own battle with the disease, she fought for others as an advocate for cancer research and awareness.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Emma May Haugan, and sister, Mary Jo. She is survived by her father, Sigurd Haugan; brothers, Sigurd and Kevin; children, Ingrid Fairbanks, Carrie Summitt-Sparks and Clayton Summitt; and five grandchildren.

Her funeral service was held June 7 at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, where she had been a lifelong member. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Garden.

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