Born April 2, 1931, Marguerite passed on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2023. She passed peacefully in her sleep and has been welcomed home with open arms.
Born in Eugene, Oregon, she and her mother moved to Denver (closer to her grandparents in Nebraska) when she was a toddler, and eventually back to Nebraska. I remember Mom talking about the concerts she and her mother walked to attend in Denver.
Music became a big part of Marguerite’s life. Though not formally trained, she not only sang, but played piano and organ. She was often an organist for church, and I remember her playing classical piano music at home. She was a member of Sweet Adeline’s for a short time. But I think the most fun that she had was the singing at retirement homes. Then there was the 3Ms – Marguerite and two of her friends who played and performed with keyboards together.
Travel was also a big part of Marguerite’s agenda. When she moved our family from Colorado to Nebraska in the 1970s, she worked for the city. When the senior handi-bus position opened, she became their first driver. Many people commented how she went above and beyond helping the community’s seniors. She worked for the city for a number of years, and after retirement started traveling – first with a pop-up tent, then with a camper. Not just local trips, she traveled most of the western United States, loving seeing God’s creation.
Her newest adventure is going home to heaven. Being a Christian for a long time, by Yeshua’s grace she has been welcomed home to that family. We wish her love and God’s speed on her new journey.