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Margaret Adey Margaret Gaines Adey was born on the 20th of December 1921, in Jefferson, TX and departed this life on 22nd of September 2013, in Austin, TX. She graduated from Texas State College for Women, in Denton, TX, in 1943, earning Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Degrees. In 1953, she earned a Master of Education degree at the University of Texas, in Austin. She taught Spanish for 37 years at high schools in Austin, retiring in 1985. A highlight of her career was the authorship of 14 Spanish textbooks, with several, co-authors at various times published by McGraw-Hill. As a member and former President of the Texas Foreign Language Association, she was named "Most Outstanding Language Teacher of Texas" in 1981. In 1955, she organized and directed a summer study program for U.S. high school students in Mexico, conducting some for 20 years, thereafter selling "Spanish Workshops" to two teachers at St. Stephen's Episcopal School, here in Austin. In 1959, she was a panel member and speaker at a UNESCO sponsored International Educational Conference in Denver, Colorado. Before teaching Spanish in Austin, Margaret was a Passenger Service Representative for Pan-Am Airways in New Orleans, where she served as an interpreter for passengers arriving from Latin America. She was preceded in death by her daughter Margi. She is survived by her husband, Herbert Adey, to whom she was married for 70 years and her son, Herbert Adey III, both of whom live in Austin. A private burial will be held under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will be held on the 5th of October 2013 at eleven o'clock in the morning, at the First Presbyterian Church, 8001 Mesa Drive, Austin, Texas 78731, with Rev. Dr. Terrence Sherry officiating. Memorial gifts may be made to the church. Condolences may be sent to www.cookwaldenfuneralhome.com.


Published in Austin American-Statesman from Sept. 25 to Sept. 26, 2013
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