Margaret Arnett Ney

May 10, 1926June 9, 2018

Margaret Arnett Ney passed away peacefully on June 9th, 2018 at her home for the last 17 years which was the Edgemere in Dallas. She was born May 10, 1926 in Athens, Texas to Elsie Smith and James Lillard Arnett, and had 7 siblings.

After her education in Athens, she moved to the big city of Dallas to work and several years later, while employed at the Baker Hotel, she met the love of her life when a pedestrian accidently bumped her into him near the hotel. Thus, began a love affair and marriage of 26 years to the late Julius Albert Ney, and together they had two children.

She is survived by her son, Jan (JW) Ney, his wife Edith, and their daughter, Jessica, and also her daughter, Peggy Riggs, married to Leonard Riggs Jr. MD, and their two sons, Preston and Jason. These grandchildren knew her as a loving grandmother named Nana and all will miss her.

Margaret was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and a loving friend to many. She was also an enthusiastic creative volunteer at the Edgemere , making her artworks and countless small dolls to be donated to children everywhere, but especially at the North Dallas Shared Ministries.

The family would like to thank Raymon Aggarwal MD and Michael Sills MD of Baylor University Medical Center for her excellent care over many years. We also thank the staff and other patrons at the Edgemere of Dallas and Margarita Zuniga, Daisy Ramos and Lizette Solarzana for many wonderful years of love and caring.

Entombment and memorial will be private for family and friends. Memorials may be made to the Baylor Scott and White Healthcare Foundation, North Dallas Shared Ministries, or the charity of your choice.


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Rena Brinson

June 20, 2018

Oh, what a wonderful relationship Mother and Aunt Margaret had. They were best friends their entire lives. I know she was a very special lady and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Larry and Brenda Pullen

June 19, 2018

Aunt Margaret was a very special lady. Our love and prayers are with you