In Memoriam: Margaret Bubolz


Dr Margaret M. (Jacobson) Bubolz Ph.D.
November 9, 1925 - February 4, 2012

Margaret (Peg) Bubolz (BS '47 Home Economics) died February 4, 2012 in Lansing, Michigan. After graduating from the University, she taught public school home economics, then entered the Minnesota Cooperative Extension Service. Margaret earned an MA degree at Cornell and PhD at Purdue in sociology. She worked at Pennsylvania State University, then Michigan State in the Cooperative Extension Service where she was Assistant and Associate Professor, then professor and chairperson of the Department of Family and Child Sciences from 1969-1974. She received the Distinguished Faculty and Honorary Alumni Award at Michigan State.

Until her retirement in 1991, she taught and conducted research on quality of life. After retirement, she continued writing, consulting, and speaking nationally and internationally. She was one of the foremost contemporary thinkers and theorists in family-centered human ecology. In 2000 she was one of the University College of Human Ecology Centennial 100 - people who, through their lives and work, illuminate the breadth, diversity and spirit of the College of Human Ecology.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 in East Lansing, MI. On line condolences may be made at

You can read Margaret's complete obituary here.