Margaret E. Mort, 80, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at her home in Ruidoso, New Mexico. She was born on October 23, 1933 in Wilmington, Illinois to William and Bernice Singleton Davy. When she was a high school cheerleader she met her future husband of 62 years, Max Mort.
Margaret and Max lived in Wilmington after their marriage in 1952 until 1966 when they moved to Anthony, New Mexico They made their home in Anthony until retirement resulted in more time at their Ruidoso vacation home, eventually making Ruidoso their full time home. Max and Margaret enjoyed traveling extensively across the US with the Airstream Club, numerous cruises with family members and organized tours with friends. She enjoyed water skiing, horseback riding, round dancing, and playing Bridge. She was a faithful member of three Baptist churches, teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many years. She was Sorority Sweetheart.
Her love and nurturing for her family was unsurpassed. We will sorely miss her until reunited one day in Heaven.
Survivors include her loving husband, Max Mort; children, Jennifer Jones and husband Randy, Thomas Mort and wife Jackie, Daniel Mort and wife Branee, and David Mort; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren,.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother.
A Memorial Service will be held 2 pm, Friday, April 18, 2014 at Ruidoso Downs Baptist Church with Reverend Randal Widener officiating.
A Memorial Service will also be held at 11 am, Monday, April 21, 2014 at the First Baptist Church of Anthony, NM.
The Mort family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home to direct the arrangements. Cremation has taken place at PCS.
To sign the online register book, please visit www.hamiltonodell.com.
Published in Ruidoso News from Apr. 18 to May 17, 2014