Margaret Weil February 9, 1919 – February 6, 2017

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Margaret was born in Fabens, Texas, near El Paso, on February 9, 1919. She grew up in Ennis, Texas, the Middle child of seven children.

She graduated from Ennis High School. She then moved to Dallas, where she worked as a sales clerk and cashier. When World War II began, she became a “Rosie the Riveter” working for Chance Vought to build planes which would go to war.

After the war ended, she met Raymond Weil and they married. She raised two daughters, Sandra and Barbara. In the 1950’s she re-entered the workforce to help buy a new house and send her children to St. James Catholic School. Later she would work well into her 60’s as a cashier at a number of businesses, she enjoyed being among the public and talking to people.

Family was important to Margaret. Sundays were always spent going to church and then going to visit her Mother and Father. Later in life when her parents were gone, she spent her time on grandchildren. She had a long happy marriage until Ray passed away in 2005. Margaret and Ray were married 59 years.

In 2009, she came to Midlothian to live with her daughter, Barbara, when she broke her wrist. She lived there until September 2016 when she survived pneumonia and moved to a facility for rehab. She regained a good measure of her health until January 2017 when she had problems with congestive heart failure. After a month in the hospital Margaret returned to Midlothian Healthcare where on Monday, February 6th, where she passed peacefully from this life at the age of 97.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Ramona Molina, her husband, Raymond Weil, her sisters, Josephine Lopez, Erlinda Cubero, Louella McWhorter, and Beck Knoepp, as well as her brothers, Jesse Cubero and Sammy Molina.

She is survived by daughters, Sandra Biggs of Dallas, and Barbara Yeldell of Midlothian. She had eight grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Visitation time with the family will be 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Monday, February 13, 2017 followed by the funeral services at 11:00 AM, both at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville, Texas.

Interment will follow at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.