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Margaret Ellen Graham February 1, 1942 - January 16, 2021

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Margaret Ellen Graham, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandma and friend, age 78, passed away January 16, 2021 in Gilbert, Arizona.  Born on February 1, 1942 in Ord, Nebraska, proud parents Margaret Mary (Davey) Douthit and Walter William Douthit.  Margaret attended college in both Nebraska and California, earning degrees in music and education.  She taught in Arizona, California and Nebraska before becoming a successful real estate broker with her husband, Gary.  She married Gary Allen Graham on April 15, 1963 in Ord.  Margaret is preceded in death by her parents and her husband.  She is survived by her children, Jim and Cindy Graham (Fort Collins, CO), and Kaye and Jim Howell (Queen Creek, AZ), as well as five grandchildren:  Brittany, Caitlyn, Nicholas, Jared and Chance, and all her brothers and spouses:  Dr. Jim Douthit and Margaret, Dr. John Douthit and Alice, Bruce Douthit and Lily and Spencer Douthit and Kay; and all the loving nieces and nephews. Margaret involved herself with the Catholic Church, theater, singing, helping feral cats, and dog sitting. She loved tennis, riding horses, traveling and socializing.  Margaret was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.  Most importantly, Margaret was dedicated to her family.  Whenever she could be there for her children or grandchildren, she was there.  She supported all activities and decisions they were involved with and truly enjoyed watching them all grow and succeed.  She will be sorely missed.

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    Ed Kristen and Reece Guerra says

    We were blessed to know you Margaret! You always showed us so much love and treated us like your own family. You are loved and missed so much!! What a light you were in this world! God bless you!

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    Joanne Schlosser says

    Margaret was an amazing woman. Whatever she did, she did with 100% energy, commitment and enthusiasm. She, Gary and Calamity Jane became our fast friends when she started dog sitting for us. Her stories and memories will keep us smiling. She is missed!

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    Sandy Browne says

    My favorite way of describing Margaret is that she was a force of nature. She could drive you crazy, but you couldn’t help but love her. Margaret worked hard at everything she did; she was an amazing woman. I was blessed by her friendship. I miss her so much. I love you Margaret.

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    Kim and Joy Leach says

    What beautiful remembrance of Margret. She was a beautiful, fun loving, strong women with an such spunk for life. The world will not be the same without this fun loving soul in it. She will be sorely missed in her community and by her family and friends. We’ll be praying for her nearest and dearest that they will find peace in knowing she’s has no more pain. Heaven gained a beautiful angel and Margret definitely errand her wings. Just think of all animals she will reunite with. Blessings and Hugs

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