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Margaret Salazar

Margaret Alice Willis Salazar "Maggie", age 66, of Houston, Texas, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, true friend, spiritual guide and mentor to many, passed peacefully into the hands of our Heavenly Father on the 3rd of March, 2013, while surrounded by her devoted family and friends. Maggie was born the 26th of February, 1947 in Detroit, Michigan to the late John Toler and Mary Alice Willis. Maggie grew up in Houston alongside her brother Michael Toler Willis, where she attended Lamar High School. Maggie's career and passion for the personnel business started when she helped create Talent Tree Personal Services in the early 80s. She married her soul mate, Ronald James Salazar, on November 23, 1996. Her greatest passions were her love of God and of her family. Her daughters and her grandchildren filled her life with joy.
Maggie had a great thirst for life and enjoyed spending time with her family and animals, bird watching, traveling, and most of all, strengthening her relationship with her Creator. She helped serve the Lord with her membership in the Daughters of the King and with providing guidance, love and support for countless women throughout the years. She was an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church of Richmond, Texas. In 2002, she became a member of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Maggie is survived by her husband, daughter Meredith Cuccia De Olavarria and her husband Carlos, daughter Lisa Cuccia Doyle and her husband Colin, son Christopher Cantu Salazar and wife Kim, and seven grandchildren: Avery Rose, Carlos Alejandro, Santiago Andres, William Gray, Aaron James, Ace Christopher and Finn Harty. She also leaves behind her brother, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 806 Thompson Road, Richmond, TX 77469, with The Reverend Paul Wehner officiating.
In lieu of customary remembrances, the family is requesting that gifts in Maggie's honor be directed to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Post Office. Box 4486, Houston, TX, 77210. Maggie and her family wish to give a special thanks to the countless dear friends who helped with her journey, especially Mary Jane Engling and Ann Kidda. She will greet you in heaven.
Ph 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always and again I say rejoice.

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Published in Houston Chronicle from Mar. 5 to Mar. 6, 2013
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