Margaret Ruth Repard, a homemaker and longtime member of the Lemon Grove Lutheran Church, died Aug. 21 in Lemon Grove. She was 92.
Born March 28, 1920, in Blosburg, PA, Mrs. Repard made family and faith the center of her life to the end. The scripture passage in her online obituary is from II Timothy 4, verses 7-8:
I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
In an online guest book, family members from around the county remember her as a loving and talented mother and grandmother who instilled Christian values, knew how to nurture her children’s interests, and had a gift for music, art, and sewing.
Daughter Rebecca Barbee of Glendale, AZ, writes:
Oh, Mom, I miss you. I love you. You so enlarged my life by teaching me to love music, and to practice the piano. You got me a flute when I wanted to be a majorette, and you taught me to sew. Your gift for art reaches down our ranks to one of your greatgreatgrands.
Granddaughter Laurie Ewert of Portland, OR, writes:
Grandma!!! We love you and will miss you greatly. You were a wonderful grandma and a beautiful example to follow. So glad we can know that we will see you again one day!
Mrs. Repard is survived by her husband, Manford, of Lemon Grove; daughters, Rebecca Barbee of Glendale, AZ; Carol Peters, and her husband, Robert, of Santee; Nila Epstien, and her husband, Keith, of Oswego Lake, OR; and Pauline Repard of San Diego; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Sept. 15 at Lemon Grove Lutheran Church. A reception will follow in Luther Hall.
A private interment is planned for Greenwood Memorial Park.
Conrad Lemon Grove Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.