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Margaret Louise Daley

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Margaret Louise Daley Obituary
Margaret Louise Daley

Great Falls - Margaret Louise Daley passed away on May 9, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. She was born on June 16, 1924 in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho to Grace and Harley Hudson. Margaret was the 7th and youngest child in her family.She met the love of her life, Warren Daley, at a military dance, while Warren was stationed at Farragut Naval Training Station in Idaho during World War II. When he met Margaret at the dance, it was love at first sight. They married on September 8, 1944, before Warren was deployed to Hawaii. Margaret and Warren were married for 71 years, until his death on March 20, 2016. Their marriage yielded 4 daughters.

Following the end of the war, Margaret attended the University of Wyoming until Warren was accepted into the Pennsylvania Dental School. In Philadelphia, Margaret worked for Cities Service Company. On completion of dental school, Margaret and Warren moved to Great Falls, Montana where they raised their girls.

Margaret enjoyed snow skiing, golf, bridge and needlework. She was an accomplished seamstress, sewing many of her daughters' dresses. She always had a book on hand and passed on her passion for reading to her children. Margaret also instilled a love for flowers and animals in her girls. She was especially fond of cats, nurturing many throughout her life. She was a life-long learner and adamant that her 4 daughters earn a college degree, which they all achieved as did all of her grandchildren.

Margaret was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Salvation Army Auxiliary, the Junior League and PEO. She served as a Campfire leader for several years as well as performing other volunteer jobs.

Margaret's favorite place to be was at the family cabin on Lindbergh Lake. There, she enjoyed water skiing, swimming, picking huckleberries, playing cards and cookouts with family and friends.

Margaret is survived by her daughters Christine (Michael) Casey, Connee (Jim) Moffatt, Kathleen (Jeff) Sowders, and Michelle (Jim) Belknap; grandchildren Erica (Forest) Mercill, Blake Larum, Kyle (Jocelyn) Juelfs, and Lindsey Juelfs. Margaret was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Brody and Brea Juelfs.

We want to give special thanks to Mother's caregivers and staff at Grandview Assisted Living in Great Falls for their loving care of our Mother and their kindness to her family. With gratitude and love we want to mention the following caregivers: Jocelyn, Lindy, Susan, Tracy, Sherry, Linda and Amy. We would also like to thank hospice who helped to alleviate her pain. And thank you to Dr. Blair for her long time, compassionate care of our Mother.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers. Memorials are suggested to Easter Seals-Goodwill.

We love you Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother. Thank you for all you have done for us. Thank you, especially, for the example of love and commitment that you and Dad exemplified. You will rest forever in our hearts.

Cremation has taken place at O'Connor Funeral Home. Memorial services will be at 11:00 A.M. on June 16, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1315 Central Avenue, in Great Falls.
Published in Great Falls Tribune on June 10, 2018
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