1918 – 2011
Lawton, OK – Marguerite (McLaughlin), 92, died Monday, June 6, 2011. She was the loving wife of the late Theodore J. Liard, Jr. Born in Providence, RI, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Bridget McLaughlin.
Mrs. Liard earned a Bachelor of Education Degree from the Rhode Island College of Education (now RIC) in 1939 and a master’s in 1959. Her career as a mathematics teacher began in Warwick, RI from 1942-1947. After a move to Maryland in 1950, she picked up her teaching career in the 1960’s serving at Regina, Surattsville, and DuVal High Schools. She was a recipient of the rotary club “Outstanding Teacher Award” and served as the math department head several times. She retired from the Prince George’s County School System in Maryland in 1980 and moved to Lawton, OK in 2002 after the death of her husband. She was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church.
Marguerite is survived by her daughters, Marjorie Pellenbarg and her husband Robert of South Palm Springs, CA, and Denise Flusche and her husband Mark of Lawton, OK; her grandchildren, Eric Pellenbarg and his wife Sarah of Tampa, FL, Christina Pellenbarg and her fiancé, Jake Robbins of Berlin, MD, Brian Flusche and his wife Amy Hein of Bowie, MD, Daniel Flusche of Dallas, TZ, and Stephen Flusche of Edmond, OK; her great grandchildren, Lucy, Miles, and Alice Pellenbarg, Karla Bonilla, Amber Robbins, and William Flusche; her niece, Marilyn Hennessey, and her nephew, Michael McLaughlin, III. She was preceded in death by her brother, M. Joseph McLaughlin, II; her sister Helen Leach; and her niece, Pamela Donnelly.
A Mass of Christian burial was held on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 2:00 pm at the Holy Family Catholic Church, Lawton, OK with the Rev. Philip Seeton officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service at 11:00 am on Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in St. Mary Cemetery, Putnam, CT. Gilman Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangments. For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 611 SW A Ave., Lawton, OK 73501-3972 or Boy Scouts of America, Last Frontier Council, Black Beaver District, 3031 NW 64th ST, Oklahoma City, OK 73116.