OBITUARY

Margaret McCreary Roher

May 2, 1928November 2, 2018
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Margaret McCreary Roher (Margy), age 90, passed away peacefully on Friday the 2nd of November, 2018 at Houston Hospice. She was born on 2nd of May 1928, in Monaca, PA. to Margaret Youtes McCreary and John McCreary. She was the 2nd oldest of 5 children. She grew up in Monaca, PA. and attended Allegheny College in Meadville PA. majoring in Art, where she graduated in 1950. There she met William Carl Roher, Jr, (Bill) after his return from WWII military service. They married in 1950 in Monaca, PA. They lived in Murray Hill, and Highland Lakes, NJ., Leawood, KS., and Pittsburgh, PA. Margy supported and helped relocate the family every time Bill’s company requested a move. Piney Point Village (Houston), TX. became their home for the past 40 years. Known as a “sweet soul” never saying a bad word about anyone, she was selfless, an eternal optimist, giving, and always put others first. She was a devoted loyal wife, and the saying, “behind every successful man is a strong woman” holds steadfast to her. She was a homemaker, traveling place to place with Bill, and loved playing golf. During her golden years, much of her entertainment came from their involvement in their “Bogey Bunch” group of over 10 years. The group golfed at courses in the Bahamas, Canada and shore to shore within the states. She and Bill loved traveling throughout Europe. She enjoyed keeping up with politics and was an avid participant in her financial investing group. They shared their love for boating as they sailed their yacht, the “Roaring Lady” out of Lakewood Yacht Club in Kemah, TX. They regularly cruised the Gulf, surviving a few hurricanes.

Margy started “Camp Grammy” back in 1980 and for the next 18 years her grandchildren from all over would spend a month each summer living with them and attending day camp at Lakeside Country Club. She enjoyed watching their swim meets and cheering them on, but mostly cherished the precious time she had with each grandchild in her own special way.

Margy is survived by the love of her life of 68 years, William Carl Roher Jr., daughters, Tina Roher Aikman of Amarillo, TX., Kaki Roher Sutherland, (John) of Houston, TX., Karen Roher Bray, (John) of Pottsboro, TX., and son, William Carl Roher III (Bonnie) of Celina, TX. Her beautiful legacy includes 26 treasured grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends are cordially invited to gather with the family and share remembrances of Margy during a memorial reception at five o’clock in the afternoon until seven o’clock in the evening on Saturday, the 17th of November, in grand foyer of Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive in Houston.

The family will gather for a private inurnment service.

In lieu of customary remembrance, a memorial contribution may be directed to the Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, Texas 77030.

Services

  • Memorial Reception Saturday, November 17, 2018
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Margaret McCreary Roher

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Ray and Cathy Heckerman

November 17, 2018

My wife and I are grateful to have spent time visiting with Aunt Margy and Uncle Bill in July 2016 in the beautiful home in Houston, TX. They had us over for dinner with my brother Mike, his wife Nancy besides visiting with my cousins and their families: Tina, Kaki and Karen. What a wonderful time we had, sharing past family memories. She was such a delightful lady and will be missed by all. Love, Ray and Cathy Heckerman

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