Margaret A. Bleakney passed away November 16, 2016 in Mexia at the age of 75. A Rosary will begin at 11:15 a.m., with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at Noon, Friday, November 18, 2016 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Justin Nguyen officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia Cemetery. Bill Crider, Johnny Holmes, Noah New, Ron Huffstutler, George Liles, Edmund Schuster and Robert Mortimer will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be the Class of 1959. Margaret was born in Mexia, Texas on September 19, 1941 to William J. and Margaret Faucher Bleakney. She grew up in Mexia and graduated from Mexia High School, Class of 1959. After retiring from the Texas Department of Human Service Real Estate Division in Austin, she returned to Mexia to make her home. Margaret's life revolved around her love for dogs. She raised, trained and showed German Shepards and Corgis throughout the United States. She belonged to numerous dog clubs where she served as an executive officer and dog show judge. Presently, Margaret had one love of her life, Abby, who she considered her "child". Due to her health issues and concern for Abby's happiness, she found her a loving home with a local family, giving her the peace she needed before entering her heavenly home. Margaret considered her Class of '59 classmates as family, a feeling that was mutual. She loved them and knew, if she needed anything, they were just a phone call away. Margaret also loved to travel. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Susan Bleakney.
Friday, November 18th, 2016 11:15am, St. Mary's Catholic Church