Margaret Ann Kiphart
December 4, 1957 – July 20, 2020
Margaret Ann (Kearney) Kiphart, age 62, of Las Vegas, Nevada, passed into heaven on Monday, July 20, 2020 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Margaret was born December 4, 1957 in Northumberland, England, to the late Gerald Seamus Aloysius Kearney and Marion Gray Downs McIntosh Kearney. When she was ten years old, the Kearney family immigrated from Scotland to Las Vegas, Nevada. Margaret realized how much she loved children while caring for her younger siblings Celine, Laura and Gerald.
After graduating from Clark High School in 1976, Margaret went to work at Valley Bank. She married Rick Vandenberg in 1977, and their daughter Jill was born in 1980. She was a devoted mother and loved to dress Jill up and take her out to fun places. Margaret became a certified diamontologist and worked at several jewelry stores where she was consistently the top salesperson. She went to real estate school but soon realized her passion was for skin care and became a licensed esthetician. Margaret was married to Kenneth Kiphart from 1986 to 2000. She loved animals, especially her dog Olivia and cat Paulo, and supported the ASPCA. Margaret was proud of her Scottish/Irish heritage and loved to collect china (mainly teapots and teacups), angels, jewelry and rosaries. She was very religious and attended St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching Saturday Night Live and the Real Housewives of…. Anywhere.
Margaret was a classy lady with a charming sense of humor, someone who wouldn’t leave the house without lipstick, perfume and polished nails. The world will be less bright without her. A celebration of life for Margaret will be held Saturday, August 8, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Palm Cheyenne Mortuary, 7400 W. Cheyenne Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89129. A cremation will occur.
Everyone Welcome I'm allowed up to half capacity., 80 people. Please Don't Hesitate to Attend The Service. DON'T FORGET TO BRING YOUR MASK!
Remember me with smiles not tears for all the joy through all the years. Recall the closeness that was ours, a love as "sweet" as fragrant flowers.
Don't dwell on thoughts that cause you pain, Well see each other once again. I am at peace... try to believe, It was my time... I had to leave.
But "what a view" I have from here, I see your face, I feet you near, I follow you throughout the day, You're not alone along the way.
And when God calls you... you will be, Right by my side... right here with me. Till then, I'll wait by Heaven's door,
We’ll be united… evermore
Celebration of Life
Saturday, August 8, 2020
Margaret Ann Kiphart
August 2, 2020
God looked around his garden
And he found an empty place.
He then looked down upon this Earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you
And lifted you to rest
God’s garden must be beautiful
He Always takes the Best🌹
He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain
He knew that you would never
Get Well on Earth Again
He saw that the Road was getting Rough
And the Hills are hard to climb.
So he closed your weary eyelids
And whispered, “PEACE BE THINE”
It Broke our Hearts 💔 To Lose You
But you Didn’t Go Alone
For part of Us went with you
The Day Good called you Home
July 26, 2020
To my dear and precious friend of many years, I am still mourning your loss, can't believe your are gone. You took on this battle with such strength and never complained, you were inspiring. I have the wonderful memories of our trip to Scotland all those years ago and the pictures to remind me of a very happy time in our younger days when we had no cares or worries and life was great. My deepest condolences to Jill, Celine, Laura and Gerald, as well as your extended family. To allow me to be in the company of your family with such warmth has always been very special.
July 25, 2020
Margaret, I will miss so many things from our thirty-something year friendship. We have so many happy memories to share as well as some trials and tribulations. But, that’s life right. Your friendship has meant a lot to me. Sharing a pot of tea and talking about so many things. I think most of all I will miss your easy smile and how those smiles would make your eyes sparkle. They had a mischievous quality about them. Bidh mi gad ionndrainn mo charaid gaoil Mairead. 🙏🥰
July 25, 2020
Margaret was one of the most amazing woman I have ever been blessed to know. I never saw her without a smile an kind word. Love an prayers
July 24, 2020
Margaret was a wonderful, kind lady. I worked with her at a couple Spas. She was the best at what she did and a true professional. I will miss laughing with her!! Rest In Peace my friend!!