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Marguerite Evelyn Pittman

Obituary for Marguerite Evelyn Pittman

August 23, 1927 - February 21, 2018
Austin, Texas | Age 90


Marguerite Evelyn Pittman ((née Lehman) passed away peacefully at Longhorn Village on Wednesday, February 21st at the age of 90. She was surrounded by her devoted husband of 62 years and her two loving daughters. Marguerite was born on August 23, 1927 in Stoufville, Ontario to Arthur and Gertrude Wideman Lehman. As a teenager, she and her family moved to the town of North Bay, Ontario where she attended and graduated from high school. After high school, Marg moved to Toronto to attend nursing school, becoming a Registered Nurse and working at The Hospital for Sick Children. She was recruited by Wyandotte General Hospital and moved to Michigan where she met her husband, John, at a mixer dance for nurses and sailors. Marguerite and John were married on December 29, 1955 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in nearby Grosse Ile. The newlyweds moved to Angola, Indiana where John attended Tri-State University (now Trine University). Marguerite worked at Cameron Hospital, where their first two children, John and Celia, were born. John's corporate career kept the family moving around the country and oversees to Wales. Marg retired from nursing to stay home and raise their family. Upon their return to the US, they moved to Phoenix, where their daughter Cate was born. Active in Newcomers Groups and Welcome Wagon, Marg quickly made friends and welcomed others in each community where they settled. To Marg, there were no strangers, only friends whom she had not previously met. An excellent cook, Marguerite enjoyed taking gourmet cooking classes and raised her children with a sense of culinary adventure. She also enjoyed gardening and was a long time member of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. She expressed her artistic talents with painting and ceramics. Marguerite loved to travel and visited many countries with her family. She was not blessed with a good sense of direction, but had a wonderful spirit of adventure. She took her children on many memorable road tips and occasionally got lost, or as she preferred to say "we went exploring."

Marguerite is survived by her husband, John Pittman, son John Pittman, daughters Cate Crane and Celia Staperfene, son-in-law Adam Staperfene, grandchildren Hannah Pittman Miley and husband Johnny Miley, and Liam Pittman, and great-grandchildren Frances Mae and August Jack Miley. She is also survived by sisters Marion McIntyre, Florence "Skipper" Warner and Lynda Harrison, and many nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank the many wonderful nurses, CNAs and staff at Longhorn Village for the loving and compassionate care that they provided to Marguerite over the last six years of her life.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center or the Cure Alzheimer's Fund.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, April 20th at Emmaus Catholic Church in Lakeway.

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