In 1944 they moved onto the Boissens homestead near Cartwright, ND, Jims Grandparents farm, where she lived for the rest of her life. Jim and Margaret spent their lives farming, raising kids, cattle and a huge garden. She also worked for many years in the Oasis Greenhouse with sister Barb, and niece Anita. Jim passed away on November 28, 2005. Their son Tim owns the farm now with mom being the not so silent partner until the last. Margaret and Jim’s first born in 1944 was infant daughter Joanne Kay who was stillborn, son James Patrick was born in May, 1946, and in June,1958 Tim was born. Both boys learned the lessons of hard work from their parents.
Margaret died on Sunday evening, January 15, 2017, at the Mercy Medical Center, Williston, ND.
Margaret is survived by: son, Pat of Apache Junction, AZ; granddaughter, Theresa Winebarger of Marysville, CA; great grandchildren, Luke and Kelsey Winebarger, Marysville, CA; great great grandson Ruark Winebarger, Marysville, CA; grandsons, Joe (Monica) Denowh of Phoenix, AZ, Jon Denowh of Casa Grande, AZ, Tibet and Patrick Denowh of Apache Junction, AZ; son, Tim, Cartwright, ND; sisters, Gertie Hanson, Redding, CA, Mary Shaub, Havre, MT, Doris (Ken) Roe, Redding CA, and Barbara Reidle, Fairview, MT; sister-in-law, Betty Hayden, Fairview, MT; a very spoiled black whiteface cow, whom she bottle fed from birth and has watched with joy for the last eleven years.
Margaret was preceded in death by: her husband Jim; infant daughter, Joanne Kay; her parents; all five brothers Richard, George, Robert, Raymond, and Wilbur; and best friend, Margaret Verplancke, and her precious Siamese Mindy.
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