Posted: Mon 12:17 PM, Feb 18, 2013
August 14, 1918 -February 15, 2013
Margaret Elsie (Houston) LeBlanc, 94, went to be with the Lord on the morning of February 15, 2013 surrounded by her loved ones at home in College Station, Texas.
Margaret was born on August 14, 1918 in Shreveport, La., to Lonnie Houston and Ada Lillian Bumgardner, the youngest of 5 children. Her mother passed away when Margaret was only 14 months old. As a kid, Margaret spent a lot of time outdoors, playing shinny, or street hockey, and playing with paper dolls. She loved reading and being read to. Margaret graduated from C.E. Byrd High School of Shreveport in 1936 and was a homemaker. Shortly after, Margaret met her husband Howard J. LeBlanc in Shreveport and they married December 23, 1939. They had their only daughter, Cherie, in 1946. Howard was an air traffic controller, often moving around with his work. Margaret and Howard moved to Puerto Rico in 1958 and then to College Station, Texas in 1961. Her grandson, Brian, was born shortly after. Howard passed away in 1984, leaving her daughter to care for her. With the birth of her great-grandson in 1993, Margaret sought to take care of him while Cherie was at work, providing lots of love and care. Family meant the world to her.
She is preceded in death by her father, Lonnie Houston; mother, Ada Bumgardner Houston; brothers Francis Nevel Houston and Lonnie Gordon Houston; sisters Sybil Houston Goodgion, Verlie Houston Fletcher, and Viola Houston; and her husband of 45 years Howard John LeBlanc.
Survivors include one daughter, Cherie LeBlanc of College Station, Texas; one grandson, Brian LeBlanc of Queen Creek, Ariz.; one great-grandson, Cody LeBlanc of College Station; nieces, Patsy Beck of Denton, Texas, Sybil Clarke of Shreveport, La., and Nancy Mook of New Orleans, La.; one nephew, Nevel Houston Ehrhardt, and a host of wonderful friends and neighbors.
With heartfelt gratitude, the family expresses their deep appreciation to Dr. Adel Massoud and the College Station Medical Center staff, along with Brazos Valley Hospice.
Per her request, Margaret's body is to be donated to the Texas A&M Medical School. There will be no funeral service. Any donations may be made to Brazos Valley Hospice.