Margaret (Daffer) Reagan passed away Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, at Willow Ridge Retirement Community. She was 78.
She was born Nov. 28, 1929, to Elmer and Helen (Green) Dafter at their farm home near Danbury, Ne., during a bad blizzard. She lived in Danbury the first 12 years of her life until the family moved to their farm home east of Lebanon, Nebraska. Here she spent the rest of her childhood graduating from Lebanon High School in 1947.
In the fall she left for Denver, Colo., where she attended Central Business College. She was employed in Denver for several years before returning to McCook where she would spend the rest of her life. She was employed by Montgomery Ward business office until her marriage to Bill Reagan of Stratton, Neb., on Jan. 20, 1952, in Lebanon.
It was in McCook their three children, Pamela, Mary and Bruce were all born and raised and where they all graduated from the McCook schools.
For three years during this time they owned and operated the Cedar Motel of McCook. Later Margaret became the manager of the Chief Motel in McCook and continued in that position until her retirement.
She is survived by her husband, Bill; her children and their families, Pamela (Dave)
Busch and children, Benjamin and Erika of Tualatin, Ore., Mary (Charles) Degand of Kirkland, Ill., daughter, Colleen and children, Gino, Cassandra, Evan and Aries, of Pennsylvanie, Bruce (Carmelita) and twin daughters, Maria and Katrina of Jacksonville, Fla.; brothers, Robert (Marie) of Lebanon, Alan (Frances) of Indianola; sister, Beatrice of Dundee, Ill.; and many loving nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
She will be remembered for her courage in the face of her illnesses, her wonderful sense of humor, and her fierce loyalty. She shall be greatly missed not only by her loving family but by her many dear friends.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Suite F, No. 227 1659 Branham Lane, San Jose, CA 95118-5226 or the charity of choice.
Memorial Services will be Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, 2 p.m., at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home with Jerry Beckenhauer officiating. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Friends may sign her book at the funeral home during business hours or send condolences online at www.carpenterbreland.com.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.