Margaret "Marge" Rock
April 3, 1939 – September 5, 2020
Margaret Rose Weber Rock
Margaret (Marge) Rose Weber Rock, 81, passed away suddenly on 09/05/2020. Marge was born to the late John and Christina Kane on April 3, 1939 in Rutherglen Glasgow Scotland. She was one of four children and is preceded in death by her beloved sisters, Agnes, Christine, and Elizabeth (Lisa). Under the sponsorship of her sister, Lisa, Marge immigrated to the United States in 1961 and met and married the late Edwin E. Weber (1984), Lt US Navy. Marge was a beloved mother to her four children; John, Carolyn, Margaret (Elena), and Laura. As a Navy wife, she lived in several states including PA and VA before living many years in Michigan upon her first husband’s Naval retirement. In 1983, she ultimately relocated and spent her remaining years in Arizona with her family.
Marge considered herself beyond blessed to have met and married her sweetness, Edwin Rock, in 1987. Marge and Ed spent many happy years together traveling to Europe, traveling and camping across the US, boating, and spending time with their goofy yellow lab, Rusty (aka the Ruster Duster) before Ed’s passing in 2014. Marge’s children are forever grateful for the love, companionship, and support that Ed Rock brought to her life. He was her sunshine.
In addition to raising her children and managing a household, Marge returned to school as an adult to earn her nursing degree in the United States, a profession she practiced in Scotland as a young woman. She spent a long career in service to others through nursing and worked in hospitals both in Port Huron, MI and Phoenix, AZ. She was very proud of her nursing background and even after retiring from full-time nursing, she kept her licensure valid to help administer flu shots to others.
In her later years, despite some physical limitations, Marge found joy and happiness in simple pleasures. She adored spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great granddaughters. She loved cooking, baking and sharing goodies with others, enjoying a “wee dram”, having a good cup of tea, doing crossword and word jumble puzzles, reading, watching tennis and baseball, and spending time on her patio in the cooler weather. As Marge would often say “Give me a bowl of homemade soup, a good piece of bread and a cup of tea, and I’m happy”.
Marge retained a quick wit and had a sarcastic sense of humor and brought laughter through her corny jokes! She remained fiercely proud of her Scottish heritage, and in true Marge fashion, when she finally applied, and ultimately obtained her US citizenship in the early 1990’s, when asked why she waited so long, her wit and sarcasm were at the forefront when she quipped “Well, I had to see if I’d like it here”.
In addition to her parents, sisters, and late husbands, Marge was also preceded in death by several extended family members, all of whom she held dear in her heart. Marge is survived by her children John Weber (Doris) of Colorado, Carolyn Hahn (Chris), Elena DeBenon both of Mesa, AZ, and Laura Turk (Glenn) of North Carolina. She is also survived by her granddaughters Kristen and Olivia DeBenon and Danna, Aviv and Shiri Weber, grandson Tedy Weber, step-granddaughters Julia Payan, Amber Salazar, Emma Hahn, step-grandsons James and Stephen Turk, great-granddaughters, Aubree and Logan Laura (Lola), as well as beloved nieces and nephews and other special family members both in the United States and Scotland.
A visitation welcoming friends and family will be held at Advantage Melcher Chapel of the Roses 43 South Stapley Drive Mesa, AZ 85204 on Friday, September 18, 2020 from 10am-12pm. A private, family only graveside committal service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in Marge’s memory to the DAV (Disabled American Veterans) Charitable Service Trust, https://cst.dav.org/.
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Adavantage Melcher Chapel of the Roses