7 June, 1927 – 22 March, 2021
Marguerite (Margaret) Stella Vivian Huvar Epperhart, 93, died March 22, 2021 at Harbor Hospice in Houston, TX. Margaret was born June 7, 1927 in Victoria, TX to Fred Huvar, Sr. and Stella Huvar. She attended Nazareth Academy for 11 years and graduated from Patti Welder H.S. 1944, then earned an associate’s degree from Victoria Community College. Member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Houston for 42 years, she was chairperson of the Flower Guild, 24 years, Social Life Committee member and co-chairperson, Altar Guild member, Liturgical Arts member, craft presenter for Emmanuel in the Woods annual church retreats. She was an accomplished pianist, played golf and was a trophy winning bowler, avid bridge player and instructor, needlepoint and Brazilian embroidery enthusiast. She was preceded in death by Leo Epperhart (husband) ’84, Diana Gayle (daughter) ’54, Fred Huvar Sr. ’72 and Stella Holcak Huvar ’85 (parents), Edward 2017, Valerian “Val” ‘13, Fred Jr. Huvar ‘12 (brothers). She is survived by Beverly Richardson, (daughter), Philip Richardson (son-in-law), Micah Richardson (grandson), numerous nephews and nieces, great and great-great nephews and nieces. Visitation will be Sunday April 11, 2021 from 5-7 pm at the Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Houston, TX. A graveside service will be held 1 PM Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at Catholic Cemetery #2, 200 Block of West Trinity Street, in Victoria, TX. A memorial service for Margaret will take place in the summer.
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11 April 2021
My family and I had the joy of worshiping with Marguerite for many years at Emmanuel. She was a fabulous bridge partner and she patiently (yes patiently!) taught me all I know about arranging flowers - skills I use often and which never fail to bring her to mind. When I see agapanthus blossoms, I think of her calling them "aggies" and every time I see an especially delightful floral arrangement, I consider how Marguerite would have appreciated it, especially the mechanics! She enriched my life so deeply and I am very grateful to have been in her orbit for a while. Godspeed dear friend and God's peace to you, Beverly, Philip and Micah.
Kay Lynn Jenkins
10 April 2021
Dear Beverly, Philip, Micah, and others whom Marguerite loved,
I was sad to hear the news of your mother's death last month. I remember her best as a vibrant woman who was so passionate about her flowers at Emmanuel! I wish I'd had the luxury of learning the art of floral arrangement from her -- she was a master!
I particularly loved her ministry of dividing the altar flowers into small bouquets of flowers to be delivered to those at home each week. What a thoughtful way to share the beauty of a service with those who couldn't attend.
Sending you warm thoughts and prayers for peace, comfort, strength, and courage as you grieve.