Margaret Mitchell Wallace, of Holt, born to Archibald and Margaret Fowler on July 13, 1926 in Edinburgh, Scotland, died August 15, 2010.

In Scotland during WWII, Margaret met James Wallace, a Canadian army soldier, and following a 6-year courtship during which they spent a total of 13 days together, they married on August 14, 1945, a union that lasted for 54 years.

Leaving her homeland at age 19, she sailed aboard the SS Lady Nelson to begin her new life in Canada. After 15 years of Canadian citizenship they immigrated to the United States in 1960.

Margaret served as executive secretary to the superintendent of Holt Public Schools and traveled extensively upon her retirement.

Friends and family were the cornerstone of Margaret’s life. Quick to offer support and love to those around her through a phone call, a card or letter, or even a batch of homemade muffins, Margaret always held true to her ideals of love, hope, faith and charity.

Predeceased by husband James and daughter Gwen, Margaret is survived by daughter Ann (David) McConnell, sons James (Colleen) and Scott (Maureen), grandchildren Michael (Baley), Kathryn (Dan), Matthew, Sarah, Joseph and John. Also survived by brother Archie (Josie), niece Lorna (Derek) and nephews Donald (Jane) and Gordon (Lynn), all of Scotland, along with numerous other relatives across Canada and the United Kingdom.

A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Holt on September 11, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Holt or the charity of one’s choice. Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel.

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