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Obituary for Margie Wagner

On July 29, 2017, Margie Eugenia Breedlove Wagner, 85, was welcomed into His Heavenly Kingdom where she was happily reunited with Ben, her beloved husband. Margie passed away from natural causes at Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco, Texas. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Odessa.

Margie, a sixty-five year resident of Odessa, had relocated recently to Waco to be closer to family and to return to her roots, since she was born in Axtell and grew up in Riesel. After her graduation from Riesel High School in 1949, she wed Ben, who was stationed at Ft. Hood. When he was discharged from the Army, they settled in Odessa, where Ben worked in the oil industry and Margie dedicated herself to making a home for their two children. She worked diligently to instill in her children the importance of honesty, kindness, civility, humility, hard work, and education. A fiercely private and independent person, she believed in living by the Golden Rule and minding her own business, and she expected everyone else to do the same. She appreciated all aspects of nature and the outdoors--singing birds, cows grazing in a pasture, her pecan and pine trees, and her menagerie of pets. Always a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party, she joked that if a donkey appeared on the Democratic ballot, it had her vote. More than politics or nature, she loved the time she spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Andrew's Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Odessa.

Her mother, Maggie Willis Breedlove; father, Randolph Breedlove; brothers, R.J. and Morris Breedlove; sisters, Violet Lawley and Shirley Anthon; and husband, Edward Benjamin “Ben” Wagner predeceased her.

Her survivors are her brother, H. Dwayne Breedlove and wife, Martha, of Waco; son, John Wagner and wife, Monique, of Woodville, Mississippi; and daughter, Constance Mendez and husband, Jay, of Lago Vista; five grandchildren, Thomas Wagner and Melissa Wagner Bertolli, both of Lafayette, Louisiana, Jordan Mendez and wife, Amy, of Austin, Blake Mendez of Amarillo, and Morgan Mendez and wife, Whittany, of Lago Vista; and five great-grandchildren, Giovanni Bertolli, Grant, Sawyer, Blaine, and Kota Mendez.

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