Fife was one of ten children born to Joseph and Mary Jane Tucker in Birmingham. She married Ernest Fife. They were married 62 years, and had two sons and two daughters, including Terri, herself a restauranteur as the owner of Forest Park Deli. The Fifes sold their restaurant in 1989 to John Kostakis.
- Fullman, Lynn Grisard (January 13, 1999) "Fife's squash croquettes among stars of home-style menu." Birmingham News.
- "Mrs. Margaret Tucker Fife" obituary (October 21, 2007) Birmingham News.