Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Margaret Ann McElroy Dies At 68

Margaret Ann Waters McElroy was born in Las Vegas, NV on February 15, 1945; she left this world on August 18, 2013 to join her beloved husband Pat. She leaves behind two children, Patrick McElroy and Lane McElroy Pool; a granddaughter, Kadyn Pool; her mother Lucille Waters; two sisters, Cheryl Waters, Bobbie Waters Spratt (husband Joe Spratt); and many nieces and nephews including greats and a host of life-long friends.

All but her short time in Las Vegas, Margaret has been a life-long resident of Clewiston. She graduated from Clewiston High in 1963, the only year CHS had a tie for Homecoming Queen. She shared that honor with Jane Johnson Waldrop.

She worked for USSC for a short time, bought M&M Sporting Goods; after selling that store she then managed Stride-Rite. Finally, she decided to stay home and be a mom, 2nd mom and mentor to many Clewiston children.

She was a member of the original Bass & Gals League. She traveled as far as Texas to fish in professional women's bass tournaments.

She loved to play golf, watch golf and talk golf; she even coached golf for a short while at LaBelle High School. The greatest joy of her life other than her children and always will be her granddaughter, Kadyn, whom she affectionately called "puddin' pot".

Services will be held Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in First Baptist Church of Clewiston where Pastor Preston Long will officiate. Visitation will be held Tuesday evening in Akin-Davis Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. Burial in Ridgelawn Cemetery in Clewiston.

Akin-Davis Funeral Home assisted the McElroy family with the celebration of life for Margaret.

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