Margaret Ellen Whitinger

margaret whitinger
Margaret Ellen Whitinger, of New Braunfels, born in Toledo, Ohio on February 23, 1959 was reared in San Benito, Texas. Margaret passed away in New Braunfels Texas on June 30, 2014 from severe complications after a long illness. Margaret was preceded in death by her father, Rolia H. Whitinger. She is survived by her mother Annabelle Whitinger, her brother John Whitinger of New Braunfels, Texas and her sister, Erica De la Garza (Joel) of Austin, Texas and sister Victoria Cruz (Rogelio) of San Antonio, Texas. Also surviving are her beloved nephews, Joel De la Garza II, of Austin, Juan P. Cruz (Brittany), of Conroe, Texas and Cristobal D. Cruz (Patricia) of Jonestown, Texas, and also one grandniece and two grandnephews and many cousins. Margaret volunteered tutoring at the Literacy Center in San Benito, and at the San Benito Head Start facility. Margaret attended Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas (UTB ) and achieved a Bachelor's of Arts and a Teaching Certificate. Margaret taught with San Benito CISD before moving to New Braunfels in 2002. She was a member of St Peter & St Paul Catholic Church and choir. She was a creative artist who enjoyed nature and especially the ocean. Margaret was an avid bird watcher. Margaret was a kind and loving person and was loved by all who knew her. She will be dearly missed by many.

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  1. Victoria and your family, We are so sorry for your loss. Losing a daughter and a sister so suddenly is a shock. Only know with your faith in God and love for each other you will help lessen the pain you are feeling during this time. Annie and I are thinking and praying for you and your family.

  2. I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Patsy

  3. I am so sorry for your loss, The Memories you have shared will always be with you, and will always have a special place in your heart. God Bless. Love, Kay Dunn

  4. With Greatest Sympathy for your Loss, our Prayers are with your Family.

  5. May God’s great love and comfort bring her family peace. I didn’t know her well, but I could see she was a kind and gentle person. I am grateful for the time I did get to spend with her. RIP Margaret, you will be deeply missed.

  6. When I Must Leave You by Helen Steiner Rice When I must leave you For a little while- Please do not grieve And shed wild tears And hug your sorrow to you Through the years, But start out bravely With a gallant smile; And for my sake And for my name Live on and do All things the same, Feed not your lonliness On empty days, But fill each waking hour In useful ways, Reach out your hand In comfort and in cheer And I in turn will comfort you And hold you near; And never, never Be afraid to die For I am waiting for you in the sky! Love and Prayers to our sweet Family.

  7. My family and I are sending thoughts and prayers your away.Hoping you find some comfort in the knowledge that we are. As I type this, this, I am sitting outside working on my moon-tan! Praying for God’s peace…..l

  8. To the family of Margaret you have my sincere condolences and prayers. She will truly be missed. I will truly miss her meeting me outside of the door, when I came over to the house for my piano lesson.

  9. To the Whitinger family, my sincere condolences. I remember Margaret as a very reserved, sweet, and gentle soul. I pray she is in peace. Your family is in my prayers.

  10. We are sadden to hear of the loss of your loved one,Margaret. May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow.Your family will be in our prayers. We have another angel watching over us. May God bless you always.

  11. Margaret will always be in our hearts and Ann, John, Victoria, and Erica will be in our prayers. Love from Mita , Nellie, and Janie

  12. My condolences to your family. I was a teacher aide at the school where Margaret taught at SBCISD. She was a kind and gentle soul and was always smiling. Later on, when she taught at the S.B. HeadStart, she was one of my nephew’s teachers. She always greeted him with a smile and he always loved saying Good Morning to Miss Margaret. May God Bless You.

  13. I was so sorry to hear about Margaret passing away. I did not know about it until later. Iris told me after Lisa told her. I didn’t know she was living in New Braunfels. She was a sweet person and I liked her very much. My sincere condolences to all the family.

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