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Margaret Angell Richards

Margaret Angell Richards, 86, of Cameron and formerly San Antonio, went home to her Lord on Saturday, July 16, 2022. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in the Walkers Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Mrs. Richards was born July 28, 1935, in Milam County, Texas to V.L. “Buck” and Beatrice (Vaughn) Angell. She married Charles “Towhead” Richards, her childhood sweetheart, on Easter Sunday, April 1, 1956.  She attended Baylor University before working for the Texas Department of Transportation from which she retired after more than 37 years as a Senior Executive Assistant. She and her husband were members of Lackland Baptist Church in San Antonio where she taught the 8th grade Girls Sunday School Class for many years and served on the Church Finance Committee.  

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Charles Richards of Cameron, who was her rock and caregiver; daughters, Tammy Richards and husband Mike Douglass of Plano, and Renee Schroeder and husband Jay Schroeder of Leander; grandchildren, Eric Schroeder and wife Courtney Schroeder, Steven Schroeder, Julia Douglass and fiancé Chris Keating, Amanda Schroeder Kossa and husband Matthew Kossa, and Mark Douglass; brother, Clifford Angell of Cameron; and nieces, Janet Angell and Laura Angell Glasby.  

She was preceded in death by her beloved sister-in-law Joyce Angell.

Mrs. Richards was a graduate of Yoe High School where she played the clarinet in the school marching band.  She played softball and she rode horses to help her father with their ranch.  She was an amazing Southern cook with many dessert specialties that she would make for her grandchildren.  

Mrs. Richards relished her Texas highway department family and stayed active in their retiree organization for many years.  She was a sports fan and loved watching her Dallas Cowboys, her San Antonio Spurs, and her Texas A&M Aggies, from which both daughters and all five grandchildren graduated.

Mrs. Richards – Margaret, Mom, Nana – will be terribly missed, but we know that she is rejoicing in Heaven, free from Parkinson’s Disease, which she bravely battled with grace and selflessness.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Lackland Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Marek-Burns-Laywell Funeral Home in Cameron is in charge of arrangements.



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