Margaret Simon

In Memorial

Margaret Alice Simon, 75 of Waco, passed away Thursday, February 21st at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, February 25th at Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco. Service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 26th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel, with Pastor John Wachsmann officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. A Video Life Tribute will be shown during the visitation and funeral service. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the on-line guest book at

Margaret was born March 20, 1932 in Elferas, Florida to John D. and Margaret E. (Watts) Sloan. She married Richard Lee Simon on August 3, 1953 in Pascogoula, MS.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Clarence Sloan; daughter, Sharon Gonzalez; and grandson, Justin Warren.

She retired from the Waco Center for Youth and also worked as a hairstylist, dental assistant and secretary at the Waco VA. Margaret had a true servant’s heart and willingly ministered to her family, friends and neighbors. She was a volunteer at Providence Hospital prior to becoming ill. Margaret lived life to the fullest and exhibited a true fighting spirit even to the end of her life and was an inspiration to all who knew and loved her. She will be deeply missed.

Those left behind to cherish her memory include husband of 54 years, Richard Simon of Waco; daughter, Carol Aleman and husband Randy of Waco; sons, Russ Simon and partner Paul Mauceri of Dallas; Mark Simon and wife, Bonnie of Corscicana; grandsons, Ty Johnson and wife, Jennifer; Scott Aleman; granddaughters, Brandi Hatley and husband Chris, Heather Jordan and husband Michael, Brooke Simon and Brittany Simon; five great grandchildren; and brother, Allen Sloan and wife Lynda.

Pallbearers will be Homer Miller, Bill Braswell, Dennis O’Reilly, Ray Bronner, Marcus Braun & Russ Spiewak.

Memorial may be made to your charity of choice.

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  1. As I was pondering what I could possibly say to express the loss I feel with the passing of our dear friend Margaret, I realized that words cannot capture what I feel. We(may wife, son, and I)literally broke bread with her, played games with her, prayed with her, confided in her, and more than anything else just loved being around her. She was every bit as much our family as our own flesh and blood. How does one express that kind of loss? In the interest of brevity, all I can say is she will be(and already is)missed so much it hurts to think about it. Thank God she will live on in our hearts and through her family.

    To the family specifically, may the Lord comfort you in your overwhelming loss, and remember that she is in a place that is free of sickness and pain now. It is time for God to enjoy her as we have on earth.

  2. So sorry for your loss

  3. sorry to hear about your lovely
    wife. Wish i could have been
    there. But i’m like you now
    i can’t drive until i get my
    eys worked on. That will be April 2
    Remember though Rick when you
    go you can be with once again.

  4. Christy and Sam Abernathy

    Margaret’s enthusiasm for life was evident to all who knew her. She was a gracious person and always make Sam and I feel welcome in her home. Without a doubt, she was the guiding light for her family. She will be missed.

  5. I worked with Margaret for several years at WCY prior to her retirement. Margaret was one of the dearest and most sincere persons I have ever had the opportunity to know. She was a beautiful person inside & out and spoke so often of all her children & grandchildren to whom she was so devoted. It saddened me deeply at her passing. My thoughts & prayers are with her loved ones.

  6. Homer and Jan Miller

    We will always cherish the good times we shared. (Playing cards, traveling, fishing and riding in the boat). Now you can celebrate with the Lord and experience no more pain. We look forward to seeing you when God calls us home.

  7. There are no words that can adequately express how deeply I loved Margaret… She was one of my dearest friends (as is her daughter, Carol) and like a mother to me, as well. She loved so many unselfishlessly and unconditionally and always put others before herself. She will be missed so much, but my memories of her will never fade.

    May the Lord give peace and strength to her family and may each of you be comforted by your many wonderful memories of an amazing lady.

  8. How can I say how sorry I am about your loss. What a special person she was. She always made me feel so special. Sorry we missed your call and the e-mail – we were in San Francisco with the new grandbaby. You’re family is in our prayers and we love you. Call me if you need to talk Carol.

  9. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at Margaret’s loss. I know that you will all miss her greatly and that she was a wonderful person in each of your lives. I know warm memories will always be there.

    God bless each of you.


    Jerry King

  10. To the family, you will be in our prayers and thoughts during this time.

  11. My prayers are for Carol and her family. Your mom Carol, was a very sweet woman, and an encouragement to all. I remember being at your home when she came over and she was so very genuine and loving to you all. You could tell Jesus lived in and through her. I wish you all joy in knowing that Margaret is now with Jesus, enjoying His presence,in qreat peace and comfort now.

  12. I didn’t know Margaret, but I do know her daughter, Carol. Any woman who can raise someone of Carol’s quality must be of the highest caliber herself.

  13. What a beautiful picture of Margaret! I feel like I know you all so well, from her stories as well as thru my sister, Kim Phillips. She was a very, VERY special lady; an uplifting and encouraging Christian; a wonderful friend to my sister. I so enjoyed sharing in their friendship. My prayers are with you now, as they have been these past months. Wish I could be there for the service to give hugs in person.

  14. Lamar & Olga Threet

    Our prayers and thoughts go out to the family for their loss. Margaret’s Mother was my Mom’s Sister. I only got to visit Margaret and Richard a few times since we live in Oregon. Margaret was a gracious person and A Grand Lady who always made you feel at home. We will always cherish the memories.
    Blessed be the name of the Lord.

  15. My most heartfelt sympathies to my most beloved friends, the Simon family. I have known, loved and been part of their lives for over 35 years. Margaret will be missed by myself and all the people whose lives have been touched by this very sweet, loving lady. I loved Margaret and will greatly miss her.

  16. Working with Carol, I was blessed to hear so many stories and countless ways Margaret blessed so many lives on a daily basis! I was so lucky as to meet Margaret in person before her health began to fail, and experience first hand her energizing personality and brilliant smile. How contagious her love for life and people overflowed to others around her…even strangers. And later, even in the hospital…there was Margaret’s smile as she saw someone come through the door. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. May you forever hold your treasured memories…and smile yourself in her honor.

  17. I was so saddened to read of Margaret’s passing. I have thought of her often since I worked with her at WCY back in the 80’s. She was such a wonderful woman-I was so young and in awe of her. I know you will miss her – she must have been an awesome person to have in your lives on a daily basis. You have my sympathy. Just a beautfiul person, in and out.

  18. Mark and Virginia Braun

    Margo was well known as a very kind and loving person to many. I was fortunate enough to be her and Richard’s Neighbor in Speegleville for many years. I was always invited in to their home to visit with them and to break bread together.

    Our belssings and Prayers go out to the Simon Family at this difficult time.

    I know that she is an Angel in Heaven now, just as she was a true Angel here on this earth.

    We will miss you dearly Margo.

  19. My thoughts and prayers are with the family of Margaret for their loss. As a dear friend of her son Russ, I remember all the fond stories he’s shared with me through the years about his wonderful mother whom he loves so much.

  20. We are so blessed to have had Margaret in our lives. The first time we met Margaret we knew God had sent us an angel. My dear Margaret we shall meet again! We love you! Patty, Russ and Brent.

  21. We’ve had the pleasure of knowing our dear friend Margaret for over 15 years. In that time we’ve shared numerous vacations, many an evening over a home cooked meal, which always finished with one of her incredible, home baked desserts as well as many a day shopping, a favorite pastime.

    Margaret’s ability to give of herself so selflessly was such an inspiration. She generously loved her family and cared for each and everyone for all her life; and still found time to give of herself to those in need. When Margaret lived in Haltom City she often helped us cook meals for the Samaritan House; a residence for those who are homeless and HIV positive. It was so nice to drive over to her house and pick up a home cooked meal that included, roasts, hams etc., with all the trimmings and of course dessert for 30-40 people. At Christmas one year, Margaret created bags filled with personal items for each of the residents. These are just a few of her numerous, generous and loving acts of kindness.

    As the tears dry, may they give way to the countless memories, smiles and laughter that will warm us and keep Margaret in our hearts forever.

    We will so miss her.

  22. I will miss Margart. Though, I have not seen her in some time I have fond memories of living next door to she and Richard on Willow Grove Road. I was living with a friend, Mark, who became a loving friend to Margaret and Richard. I had no family in the area and Margaret often invited me into her home and especially on holidays. God be with her and the family.

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