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Margaret Graves, 72 - June 03, 2009

Margaret A. (Wallace) Graves, 72, formerly of Gothenburg, died Sunday, May 31, 2009.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 5, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles L. Spence officiating. Inurnment will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Robb Cemetery near Lexington.
A memorial book will be available for signing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Thursday at Carpenter Memorial Chapel.
Graves was born Aug. 24, 1936, at Lexington to W. Clyde and Bernis (Meek) Wallace. She attended Robb School District 3 and Lexington High School, graduating in 1953.
Following high school, she was employed with the Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a telephone operator.
On March 17, 1956, she was united in marriage to Clyde J. (C.J.) Graves at the United Methodist Church in Lexington.
After residing first in Grand Island and then O’Neill, she and her husband welcomed their only child, after which they moved to Gothenburg.
Graves was employed with the Gothenburg State Bank until moving to North Platte where she worked for the First National Bank.
After retiring in 1990, she and her husband spent time traveling, and later shuttled between their home in North Platte and their winter home in Mission, TX.
?She was a member of the First United Methodist Church Choir and a member of the Lake Maloney Golf Course and Two-Ten Extension Club in Gothenburg.
?Graves was an avid reader, a horse lover and golfer; in 2007 she made a hole in one on Martin’s Golf Course in Palmview, TX, the family said.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, Clyde and Bernis; her brother, John Wallace.
Survivors include: her husband, Clyde “CJ”; her son, Richard (Crystal) Graves of Palo, IA; a grandchild, April; brother, Bob (Sue) Wallace of Lexington; sister, Marilyn (Ken) Kring of Lexington; four nieces—Lori (Dick) Compston of Lexington, Kathy Kring of Las Vegas, NV, Tracy (Colin) Parsons of Sacramento CA, and Tami Wallace of San Francisco CA; two great-nieces—Olivia Kate and Lily Margaret Parsons, both of Sacramento.
Online condolences may be shared with the family at
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Callaghan Cancer Center in North Platte.