Talking all the way to her last, great journey, Margy passed away the morning of February 21, 2012, surrounded by family, friends, & love – with angel mother Mabel calling her to join
her and father Jim in heaven. Though bed-ridden for the past
3 years at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted, Mn., Margy continued to stay connected to family and friends, made many new friends and touched many lives along the way.
Margy was born in Waverly, Mn. (delivered by “Doc” Roholt) in
1938, graduated from St. Mary’s and attended St. Catherine’s
Univerlsity in St. Paul. She married Gene Yager of Howard Lake in 1960, resided in Howard Lake and worked as a social worker in Wright County. Gene
was taken from her suddenly in a terrible accident just at the start of their life together. After this, Margy began to travel, had many international adventures – and on one of those trips met her second husband, Elie Balboul. They had several businesses and lived in many exotic places. Eventually they moved back to the U.S.
and resided in Arizona and then Howard Lake, Mn. Elie returned to his homeland, Lebanon, and died while visiting there.
Margy then resumed social work in 1981
in Alexandria, Mn., where she had many
wonderful friends and collegues – working in her often non-traditional way to help those less fortunate.
She is survived by her sisters, Jane FitzPatrick Nilan (Mike) of Minneapolis and Arleen Peterson of Waverly and her many nephews and nieces whose lives she has impacted in so many ways.
The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff of the nursing home for these last 3 years and Miss Alley Karels, a devoted
visitor and friend to Margy.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, Mn., on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Internment was at St. Mary’s Cemetery after the mass with lunch to follow. Memorials to St. Mary’s Church of Waverly.