Margaret Alexander (1962 - 2013)

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Margaret Lay Alexander, Attorney at Law, died peacefully at home in Conroe, Texas November 7, 2013 of brain cancer. She was born in San Antonio, Texas October 17, 1962 and grew up in Houston and Friendswood. She is survived by the love of her life, Jim Morris of Montgomery, son London, parents Thomas and Ruth Lay of Friendswood, sister and brother-in-law Alicia and Michael Perner, niece and nephew Annelisse and Christian Perner of Clear Lake, Misti Nelson and Peggy Spruiel of Dallas, aunt Gladys Smith of Bellville, best friend Barbara Nichols and numerous cousins and friends Margaret graduated from Friendswood High School in 1980. She was Captain of the Girl's Varsity Basketball team, voted Most Popular in her senior year and was the recipient of the I Dare You Leadership award at graduation. From the age of eight she wanted to be "the best lawyer woman in Texas". She attended the University of Texas where she was a member of Delta Gamma sorority. She graduated from the University of Houston School of Journalism and received her law degree from South Texas School of Law. She began her career in the Montgomery County Attorney's office. From there she moved to the District Attorney's office before starting her own very successful and highly respected firm in Conroe specializing in Family Law. She is past president of the Montgomery County Bar Association and a strong advocate of children's rights. She worked closely with CPS on behalf of the children of families involved in her cases. She devoted many hours outside the office sometimes working nights and week-ends in an effort to help the kids. She was well known for her big and generous heart. She participated in toy drives using her office as a repository until Christmas. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor. She would not only tell a story, but act it out, laughing all the while. Margaret was an animal lover. During her lifetime she not only had many dogs that she doted on, but also a pot bellied pig. A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, 600 N. Main Street in Conroe. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Rainbow Room, 12398 Oak Tree Lane, Willis, Texas, 77318


Published on yourfriendswoodnews.com from Nov. 11 to Nov. 24, 2013
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