Margaret Woerner (1918 - 2010)

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Margaret Woerner, 92, died peacefully at West Florida Hospital on Monday September 20, 2010. We will miss her joyful spirit.
Margaret was a late in life graduate of the University of West Florida. She taught English to non English speaking people. She was a member of the League of Women Voters. She was a constant, conscientious student of German. Over the years, she opened her home to many foreign students and teachers making many lifelong friends. She and her husband, Albert Woerner, opened Woerner's Restaurant in Brownsville in 1946 and went on to build Colony House and Bay Oaks apartments.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Albert G. Woerner and her grandsons, Russell C. Lowery III (Chet) and Albert James Page and her dear friends, Lavelle Howard and Britta de la Fontaine.
She is survived by her daughter, Judith Woerner and her husband William R. Andrews of Pensacola; her daughter, Barbara Page and her husband Wiley C. Page (Buddy) of Pace and her son, Wayne Woerner and his wife Terry Balestracci Woerner of Keyport New Jersey. Margaret has 10 living grandchildren, Laura Scheisl, Roxanne Shaw, Wiley Page, Susanna Tempesta, Cynthia Page (Cindy), Wayne Albert Woerner (Bert), Lisa Smith, Charles Woerner, Gabrielle Woerner, and Claudia Woerner and 17 great grandchildren who brought her much joy in her life especially with the use of her cell phone and internet. She is also survived by her especially close niece Patricia Guenthner and nephew John Lloyd and long time friends Coleen Fosnaught, Theodore de la Fontaine, Trudy Walden, and Charlene Penton Clement.
She sang show tunes and old time hymns on frequent road trip to visit her husband's beloved family in Elberta, Alabama. Though blind for the last 8 years, she did not need the music to sing every word. She was truly a delight to everyone she encountered because of her sharp mind, and happy outgoing attitude.
Visitation will be held 1:00pm Friday, September 24, 2010 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel with Funeral Service to begin at 2:00pm. Burial will follow at Bayview Memorial Park.
Donations may be made instead of flowers to The Pensacola chapter of the Waterfront Mission, 16 W. Main St., Pensacola, FL 32502.
HARPER-MORRIS MEMORIAL CHAPEL is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Pensacola News Journal from Sept. 23 to Sept. 25, 2010
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