Margaret (Bryant) Touchstone

Posted: Thu 6:46 AM, Jul 11, 2013
August 10, 1932 – July 9, 2013

Margaret Touchstone, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, died July 9, 2013 at the age of 80 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Visitation and funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church in Bryan, Friday, July 12, 2013. Visitation will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., and the funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Bryan City Cemetery.

Born August 10, 1932 in Empire Oklahoma, Margaret was the daughter of Oscar and Birdie Bryant. At an early age, her family moved to Duncan, Oklahoma, where Margaret grew up and graduated high school. While living in Duncan, Margaret met the love of her life, Vernon. He was stationed in Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and serving in the Army Military Police. They were married March 20, 1953 at the College Avenue Baptist Church in Bryan. Margaret and Vernon celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 2002 and were married 57 years when Vernon preceded her in death on May 16, 2010.

Margaret's greatest passion was her family. She enjoyed being a wife and mother and volunteered her time to countless school and church activities. Margaret's love of children eventually led her to Henderson Elementary School, where she worked for 24 years. During this time, she was both President and Vice President of B.E.S.A. and was voted Secretary of the Year in 1990. After retirement, Margaret enjoyed traveling with her husband, spending time with family and friends, and spoiling her grandchildren. She was a member and former deacon of First Christian Church. Margaret was a kind and caring person who will be missed by many.

Margaret is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Candy and Larry McHalffey of The Woodlands; grandchildren, Michelle Mader and her husband Michael, and Mark McHalffey; sister-in-law, Dorothy Glockzin; nephew, Mike Young; great-niece, Rene Moss and Family; and special extended family, William and Betty Skopik and their children, Kelli and Kevin.

A special thank you to neighbors, Larry and Diane Bowen and Vicki and Larry Green. Your love, kindness, and support will be forever appreciated.

Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, 900 Ennis, Bryan, TX 77803 or the American Cancer Society , 3207 Briarcrest Dr., Bryan, TX 77802.

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