GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                          Saturday, September 6, 2003

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Margaret M. McKinnie            

 

   CHINOOK -- Margaret M. (Bough) McKinnie, 86, a retired teacher, died of complications from a fall Friday at a Havre hospital. 

   Rosary is at 7 this evening at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. A memorial service is 11 a.m. Monday at St. Gabriel's, with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. 

   Survivors include daughters Karla McKinnie of Draper, Utah, and Paul Taylor of Redwood, Calif.; a son, Gil McKinnie of Arlington, Wash.; sisters Frances Schafer and Annamae Somers of Havre and Evelyn Baird and Dorothy Majerus of Lewistown; and four grandchildren. 

   She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben McKinnie, in 2001; and an infant son, Ben Joseph McKinnie.   

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                                      Monday, September 8, 2003

MARGARET MCKINNIE


McKinnie

   CHINOOK - Margaret M. McKinnie, 86, died Friday, Sept. 5, 2003, at a Havre hospital after complications from a fall.

   A rosary was to be recited Sunday evening in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church with funeral Mass at 11 a.m. today in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. Burial was to follow in Kuper Memorial Cemetery.

   Margaret was born in Havre on Dec. 8, 1916, to pioneer parents Edward and Anna (O'Connor) Bough. She attended St. Joe Country School north of Havre, Havre High School and the Ursiline Academy in Great Falls. Margaret received her B.A. degree from Northern Montana College in 1955.

   Prior to her marriage to Ben McKinnie on May 29, 1941, in Havre, she began a long teaching career in country schools in Montana. After their wedding, Margaret and Ben lived briefly in Philadelphia, Pa., and Redwood City, Calif. After World War II, they moved back to Chinook and lived next to the Palm family in the McKinnie family home. In 1949, they moved to Lodge Pole, where Ben and Margaret taught school for six years. From there they moved to Redwood City, Calif., and taught school for 18 years. Upon retirement they returned to Chinook to live out their lives in the McKinnie family home.

   Margaret was an avid genealogist and a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, St. Gabriel's Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters.

   Survivors include son, Gil (Jill) McKinnie of Arlington, Wash.; daughters, Sister Karla McKinnie, CSC of Draper, Utah, Paula (Malcolm) Taylor of Redwood City, Calif.; sisters, Frances Schafer and Annamae Somers of Havre, and Evelyn Baird and Dorothy Majerus of Lewistown; sisters-in-law, Laura Palm of Chinook, Helen McKinnie of Coeur d' Alene, Idaho; brother-in-law, Ed Majerus of Lewistown; four grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

   Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, Ed and Anna Bough; husband, Ben McKinnie in 2001; and infant son, Ben Joseph McKinnie.

   Memorials may be sent to St. Gabriel's Catholic Church or to the Chinook Senior Citizens Center.

   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                 Wednesday, September 10, 2003

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Margaret McKinnie

   Margaret M. McKinnie, 86, died early Friday morning (Sep­tember 5, 2003) at the Northern Montana Hospital in Havre of complications that resulted from a fall. Rosary was recited at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 7, at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Chinook, with Funeral Mass held there at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 8. Memorials are suggested to St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church or to the Chi­nook Senior Citizens Center. Arrangements were by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

   Margaret was born in Havre on December 8, 1916, the oldest child of pioneer parents Edward and Anna (O’Connor) Bough. She attended the St. Joe Country School north of Havre, Havre High School, and the Ursuline Academy in Great Falls. She earned her two-year teaching certificate and began a long ca­reer of teaching, being a schoolmarm in many country schools. She continued her edu­cation and received her BA degree from Northern Montana College in 1955.

   On May 29, 1941, Margaret married Ben McKinnie and after their marriage they lived briefly in Philadelphia. PA and Redwood City, CA. After World War 11 ended they moved back to Chi­nook and lived next to the Palm family in the McKinnie family home.

   In 1949 they moved to LodgePole, where Ben and Mar­garet both taught for six years. From there they moved to Red­wood City, CA and taught school for another 18 years. When they retired from teaching they re­turned to Chinook where they lived out their years in the McKinnie family home.

   Margaret was an avid gene­alogist, a member of the Delta Kappa Gamma, active in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church and Catholic Daughters.

Survivors include a son. Gil (Jill) McKinnie of Arlington. WA; two daughters, Sister Karla McKinnie. CSC of Draper. UT and Paula (Malcolm) Taylor of

Redwood City, CA; four sisters, Frances Schafer and Annamae Somers both of Havre; and Evelyn Baird and Dorothy (Ed) Majerus both of Lcwistown; two sister-in-laws, Laura Pain of Chinook and Helen McKinnie of Coeur dAlene. ID; four grand­children. Shane,

Jaclyn and Kaitlyn McKinnie and Rachel Trusty; plus numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Ben in 2001; and their infant son. Ben Joseph McKinnie.

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