Margaret Merle (Leonard) Law (1918 - 2015)

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Margaret Merle Law, the daughter of Joseph S. and Opal C. (Main) Leonard, was born June 17, 1918, on the family farm west of Waukee, and passed away peacefully at the Friendship Home in Audubon, at the age of 96 years, 19 months, and 12 days.
She spent her childhood in the Waukee area.
Margaret really enjoyed basketball during her school years. After graduating from high school she completed a course at Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines, IA. She was very active in many activities of the Christian Church but particularly in musical groups.
Margaret married Lewis Law and lived in Des Moines, Iowa, and worked at the State Treasurers Office. In 1940, they moved to Downey, California, where Lewis worked in the aircraft industry for Vultee Aircraft as part of the massive war effort. They moved back to Audubon in 1948 and settled on a farm east of town. After many years running the farm, they moved to Audubon where Lew opened an automotive repair shop named Lew Law's Service. Margaret did most of the record keeping for the business. They retired in 1974 and traveled to Death Valley in the winter and Yellowstone Park in the summer. They finally settled in Bullhead City, Arizona and lived there until Lew passed away on November 10, 1987. In 1989 Margaret moved back to Audubon where she resided at the Friendship Village until health concerns necessitated that she move into the Friendship Home.
During her life Margaret held many positions and performed varied duties. Some of her employment included working at the Audubon County ASCS Office, Audubon County Hospital, the count room at the Casino in Laughlin, Nevada, and accounting for Ron Christensen Motors. Margaret was especially proud of her 18 years as a volunteer for the .
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Opal Leonard, husband Lewis, sisters Thelma Anderson, Lena Flyn and Eloise Young and brother Henry Leonard. She is survived by her two sons, Robert Law of St. Germain, Wisconsin and wife, Barbara, William Law of Blaine, Washington and wife, Jamie, and granddaughters Michelle Durst of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Marcellyn LaCroix of South Sioux City, Nebraska.
Margaret has donated her body to medical research in Iowa City. No service will be held.
Margaret's family would like to thank the Audubon Friendship Home, Hospice of Iowa and Margaret's friends for their assistance and kindness during this difficult time.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Audubon Friendship Home or Hospice of Iowa.
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from May 8 to May 15, 2015
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