December 26, 1934 – July 4, 2019
Margaret Plough was born on December 26, 1934, to Samuel and Edna Pearson in Dallas, Texas. Her given name was Margaret Ann Pearson. She peacefully left this earth on July 4, 2019, in Austin, Texas, after being in memory care for the last nine months of her life. She was loved and cherished by her family and friends for her gentle and caring nature, generosity, sense of decency, and her faith and natural goodness that guided her every action, thought and word throughout her life.
Margaret grew up in Dallas, Texas, with her parents and her older brother, Samuel Campbell Pearson, Jr. She always said there were already three strong personalities in her family, so she was the quiet one. She may have been quiet, but she was also strong and intelligent, and she had a positive and determined outlook on life. She attended Texas Women’s University in Denton, Texas (then called Texas State College for Women), and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Home Economics, with a major in Clothing and Textiles.
Margaret married Bernard C. Jones in 1955, and they had four daughters in four years – Alisin Ann, Amanda Lea, Mary Elaine, and Stephanie Sue. Margaret had not left the state of Texas before her marriage, and B.C.’s career in the Air Force took them to other states, including Georgia, Alaska, California, and Hawaii. During those years, Margaret happily devoted herself to being a homemaker and raising her daughters. She was an amazing mother--she sewed beautiful clothes for her family, cooked delicious meals, and took her daughters to piano lessons, art lessons, and even hula lessons. She was a Girl Scout leader and was active in the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.
Margaret and her family returned to her beloved Texas in 1971, after her husband retired from the Air Force. They lived in Waco for four years, where they were reunited with their best friends, John and Agnes Barnes. Margaret and Agnes would remain lifelong friends. They enjoyed many get-togethers, Texas college football games, and beach trips to Port Aransas.
In 1975, Margaret and her family moved to Copperas Cove, Texas. After Margaret’s daughters were grown, she took real estate courses and became a real estate agent in Copperas Cove. She made more close friends whom she loved dearly and who have remained friends. They called themselves the Laredo Ladies, since they took annual trips to Laredo, Texas, for shopping and fun. Over the years, they continued to take trips together, and as always, Margaret brought a batch of her homemade chocolate chip cookies on each trip.
Margaret moved to the Austin area in the early 1980s after her marriage ended, and she eventually settled in Georgetown, Texas. She continued her career as a broker and real estate agent. She was a successful business woman - smart and diligent, with a strong work ethic. She made sure that she did her best to take care of her clients’ needs, and that was the key to her success. Margaret left real estate briefly during the economic slump in the mid-80s to become a co-owner of a Merle Norman franchise. Margaret loved living in Georgetown, and she joined Round Rock Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). This is the denomination in which she was raised as a child, and she drew much strength from her steadfast faith. She again used her talents, sewing banners for the sanctuary, serving in the Women’s Ministry, and eventually becoming a Deaconess in the church.
As her daughters married and started their own families, Margaret absolutely loved being a Grandma. During this time, her widowed mother, Edna, came to live with her in Georgetown. Edna was partially blind, and Margaret cared for her while continuing to work in real estate. Margaret enjoyed getting the generations of her family together on holidays, and she prepared the most wonderful family dinners. Margaret’s mother passed away in 1997, and Margaret’s care and compassion was with her until the end.
In 2000, Margaret married Paul C. Plough, who became the love of her life. At that time, Margaret retired from selling real estate and moved to Paul’s home in Round Rock. They had met at Round Rock Christian Church. Margaret and Paul happily traveled the globe together, while creating a loving home. They lived across the street from Paul’s daughter, Martha, and her family, and Margaret lovingly embraced the role of Grandma to another set of grandchildren, baking cookies and apple pies and sewing baby quilts as the family grew.
Margaret is survived by her husband, Paul Plough, of Round Rock, TX; daughter Amanda Aiuvalasit of Richardson, TX; daughter Stephanie (Jim) Knight of Austin, TX; stepdaughter Martha Pisculli; stepsons Mark Plough and Scott Plough; seven grandchildren: Michael (Leslie) Aiuvalasit, John (Kimsan) Aiuvalasit, Maggie (Ramsey) Kweik, James Aiuvalasit, Christopher Menteer, Katie Menteer, McCoy Genfan; six step-grandchildren: Chris (Nayeli) Pisculli, Laura Pisculli (Jake Wooten), Lisa (Spencer) Zeman, Paul (Paige) Plough, Jaspa Plough Weis (Erich Weis), Mitchell Plough; twelve beloved great grandchildren: Sean, Cole, Simon, Jack, Sarah Alisin, Sophia, Luis, Donnie, Delilah, Charlotte, Kenna, Alice. She is also survived by her brother Sam Pearson and wife Mary of St. Louis, MO; nephews Bill Pearson and John Pearson (Pam Jorden); and by the father of her daughters, B.C. Jones.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Mary Elaine Jones (1957-1959), daughter, Alisin Jones Genfan (1955-2018), and sons-in-law, Mark Genfan and John Aiuvalasit.
Margaret will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 11:00 am at Round Rock Christian Church, 22 Chalice Way, Round Rock, Texas 78665, with a reception following in the fellowship hall.
Interment will take place at Restland Memorial Park and Cemetery, Dallas, Texas, at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 11, 2019.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Cure Alzheimer's Fund, or to Memorials, Round Rock Christian Church, at the above address.
- Funeral Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019
- Graveside Service Thursday, July 11, 2019
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