Margaret N Augustine, 94, of Curtis, died March 2, 2019 at Linden Court in North Platte.
Margaret Nell Green was born on July 25, 1924 at Curtis, to William “Dick” and Cecile (Wilkins) Green. Her younger brother, Richard Dale was born when she was 5 years old, but he died two months later. Margaret was a bright young girl and couldn’t wait until she was old enough to attend school. While in school she started playing the violin and was a twirler in the band. As part of the “Grand Generation”, she watched as her classmates marched off to war. She graduated from the Nebraska School of Agriculture in 1942. Margaret started working at the Triple A office and later went to the North Platte School of Commerce for business education. She worked for many years as a bookkeeper/secretary for several businesses including 18 years for Dr. Douthit.
When Margaret was 23, she had a brain hemorrhage and spent a month at the Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She also was treated at the Mayo Clinic. She decided that she wasn’t going to live long enough to get married, but “eventually I was still here so I did marry twice.” Margaret was very active in her community. She was instrumental in organizing many class reunions and enjoyed reconnecting with her classmates. She helped to get Job’s Daughters started in the community. Margaret worked as an usher at the Star Theater and that got her into the movies for free and earned her a free 10 cent sack of popcorn! She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School, worked in the nursery for many years, and was the treasurer of the UMW 2000-2014. She was a 72 year member of the Eastern Star and the Worthy Matron of the OES 136 at McCook. Margaret enjoyed traveling and took many trips with the Alliance Travelers, including going to Branson for 20 years. “I was having so much fun, I didn’t have time to die!”
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, her baby brother, and both her husbands.
She leaves to mourn her many community friends and church family.
Visitation will be held at Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Curtis, on Thursday, March 7, from 5- 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held at First United Methodist Church, 402 Center Ave, Curtis, on Friday, March 8, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Tunde Oladimeji officiating.
Interment will follow in the Curtis Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to the Curtis Senior Center, First United Methodist Church or donor’s choice.