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Margarita Gaitan Strong

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Margarita Gaitan Strong Margarita Gaitan Strong, 66, of McDade, TX passed away on October 29, 2008. She was born February 8, 1942 in Wimberley, TX to Maria and Procoro Gaitan. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents, a sister and a brother. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Arthur Strong, of McDade; their three children, Richard Strong and his wife Karen of McDade, Jacqueline and her husband Stephen Lindgren of Kiln Mississippi and JJ Strong and his wife Kim of New Sweden; grandchildren, Ryan and Clint Strong, Jacob Lindgren, Jaden and Justin Strong. She is also survived by brothers and sisters: Antonio Gaitan, Teodoro Gaitan, Enrique Gaitan, Gela Martinez, Julia Villarreal, Carmen Stovall, Ysabel Resendez, Geneva Del Toro, Vicenta Creel, numerous nieces and nephews and many friends. Margaret graduated from Seguin High School. Upon graduation, she became a professional wrestler, under the name of Maria Garcia. Margaret served in the United States Air Force. She worked at Travis State School, while becoming a foster parent for the state of Texas until the day her spirit left us. She fostered more than 25 kids. Margaret was an active participant in the McDade Watermelon Festival for almost 40 years. She and John served as the 2008 Parade Marshalls. She was a supporter of the Elgin Wildcats and active in the McDade ISD school system. Margaret was always willing to help family, friends and even strangers. She will be missed by all.

Published in Austin American-Statesman on Oct. 31, 2008
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