Margie Whaley

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Margie Mae Lynch Whaley, of Lorena passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at a Temple following a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be 2PM Friday, February 12, 2010 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, located at 7201 Viking Dr. in Waco, with Bishop David Hodson officiating. Burial will follow at Harris Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8PM Thursday, February 11th at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco. Thoughts and memories may be shared in the online Guest Book at
Marge was born November 20, 1932 in Yuma, Arizona. The family later moved to Bisbee, Arizona. She attended Bisbee High School and was a drum major and cheerleader. She was the youngest of 8 children, with 5 brothers and 1 sister preceding her in death.
Margie married Larry Whaley in 1982 and they spent 28 years together. She was employed by Sears for 22 years before her retirement in 1992. Her most important work was in the careful and loving way she dealt with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Her quick wit, fiery personality, and infectious laugh cannot be replaced. There is not a single woman that loved her children more. Her love for each of us will bless us throughout this life and the eternities.
She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many capacities. She was an active line dancer and was also a dedicated teacher of this activity.
She is survived by her husband Larry, her sister Deannie Walker of Hondo, NM, daughters Paula Christensen and her husband Blake, Karen Spitzer and her husband Chuck, Elizabeth Knowlton and her husband Steve and son, Robert Bryce Waters. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.

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  2. I am so sorry for your loss, I worked with Margie at Sears, and we had a lot of good times together, she was a wonderful and so full of life lady. I pray God will bring you peace and comfort at this time.

  3. Dana and Benny Ferguson

    I first met Margie back in 1977, when I worked at Sears. I immediately fell in love with that "infectious laugh" that she was known for. She was a pleasure to work with. Then in 1995, my daughter,Kristin, joined the Midway swim team, and became close friends with Angie and Eric, 2 of Margie’s grandchildren. I was so excited when I found out that Margie was their Mimi! And it was so much fun to get to see her with her family. She did indeed love those grandkids! She was a wonderful lady, and I am so happy that I was able to call her my friend. Love and prayers are going out to the entire family. Hold on to your wonderful memories!

  4. Diana Jensen Bartschi

    Dear Karen, Elizabeth, and Bryce,

    I just came across your mothers obituary. I was so sorry to here of her death. I wish that we had not lost touch with one another, but hope that we can re-kindle the friendships we had when we lived in Texas. Hope all is well with each of you.

    Diana Jensen Bartschi

  5. Earnest & Joy Cole

    Bryce, You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Earnest & Joy Cole

  6. I met Sister Whaley "Margie" only this past year as we served together as co primary teachers at church for a short time. Despite knowing her only this past year I was deeply impressed by her positive, humble, and faithful spirit. I feel blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with all of Margie’s family.

  7. Dear Whaley family,

    I have good memories of working with Margie at Sears. She would come in and shop as a retiree and we would visit. She was always a happy, optimistic person who always brought a smile to everyone. I know she will be missed.

    Gail Peterson

  8. Jim & Melanie Price

    Dear Larry, We are so sad for your loss. Sister Whaley is a bright smile that lives on in the hearts of all those that knew her. She will be missed. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  9. What a special lady. She will always be one of my favorite memories from my Sears years.

  10. Brother Whaley and Family,
    My first memory of Sister Whaley is a big hug! She always gave the best hugs and had a smile for everybody. I won’t ever forget her truly Christ-like example of love and kindness. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Marcia Dutschmann

    Dear Whaley Family,
    Margie was such a funny and sweet person who always had a sincere smile. I had the priviledge of working with her at Sears – where we shared many laughs. I will always remember her this way. with deepest sympathy,

  12. Larry, very sorry to hear of your loss..God bless you and your family in this difficult time

  13. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  14. State Counsel for Offenders

    Your fellow family at State Counsel for Offenders wishes to express our sincere condolences. Our thoughts are with you during this most difficult time.

  15. We are thinking of you at this time of sorrow. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by all.

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