Margaret Woods Goeppinger

Honored by:Margaret E. Goeppinger
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Pi Beta Phi Woods Sisters

Margaret Woods Goeppinger graduated from Ames High in the class of 1931 and from Iowa State College in 1935. She was the daughter of Lulu Hall and Charles Manford Woods of Ames. When her brother Manford was ready for college, the family moved from Los Angeles, California to Ames, for Charles was of the class of 1892 and he wanted his four children to graduate from his alma mater, which they did. After college, Marnie as she was called, married Walter Goeppinger of Boone, where they continued to live. They had two sons, Hans and Neil, both of whom like their father and his brother were members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon. Marnie and Walter traveled to forty some countries, emphasizing those where agriculture was an important industry, for Walter founded and was president for 17 years of the National Corn Growers Association, which in 1990 had 25,000 members. He also was chairman of the formation committee and the first president of the U.S. Feed Grain Council and its first president, which has offices in Europe and the Far East. Marnie was active in the Iowa Children and Family Services and served as county representative for several years. She was county chairman for two years of the Red Cross and served on its board for a number of years. She served on the selection committee of the American Field Service and was a founder first president and lifetime member of the board of the Boone County Humane Society. She was a member of Iowa Gamma Pi Beta Phi and a member of J.L. Chapter of P.E.O.