Margareta Moller

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Moller, Margareta Bjuro A retired academic physician, beloved wife and mother who enjoyed gardening and world travel, died July 23 at home in Dallas after a brief illness. She was 76. Born in rural Sweden to Hilmer and Amy Bjuro, Margareta decided early in life on a career in medicine, even though few women entered the profession at that time. She earned an undergraduate degree from Uppsala University in 1957, an MD from the University of Gothenburg in 1963 and a doctorate in hearing disorders from the University of Gothenburg in 1973. A distinguished clinical and academic career would follow. She authored and co-authored 37 peer-reviewed research papers focusing on vertigo, tinnitus and other aspects of brain and hearing research along with numerous book chapters, monographs and lectures that were presented at conferences around the world. But what she treasured most was her contact with patients, many of whom kept in touch for years after their initial treatment. Margareta was divorced and raising a young son in 1976 when she ran into an old acquaintance and colleague, Aage Moller, at a conference in Florence, Italy. A great love affair was sparked that would continue to burn for the rest of her life. They married in 1977 and the following year they immigrated to the land of opportunity when both were offered academic appointments at the University of Pittsburgh. She retired and moved to Dallas in 1997 when her husband accepted an appointment at The University of Texas at Dallas. They continued to nurture their love of travel until her final days, with everything from short weekend drives to San Antonio to a recent 10-day tour of China. Margareta is survived by her beloved husband Aage Moller; son, Jan Moller and wife Kelli of Baton Rouge, LA; stepson Peter Moller and wife Marion of Stuttgart, Germany; brother Urban Bjuro and wife Inger Bjuro of Hoganas, Sweden; brother Thorvald Bjuro of Goteborg, Sweden; sister Lillemor Carlsson and husband Sven-Olof Carlsson of Halmstad, Sweden; six nephews and three nieces. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Salvation Army or the Aage and Margareta Moller Endowed Scholarship, University of Texas at Dallas.

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Published in Dallas Morning News on July 25, 2011
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