Margaret A. McCarty

Margaret A. McCarty

January 16, 1932 – December 17, 2023

Margaret “Margie” Ann Beal McCarty was born in Alliance, Nebraska on January 16, 1932, to Marie Buechsenstein Beal and Cecil Beal. She graduated from St. Agnes Academy (Alliance, Nebraska) in 1950.

She married Arthur “Art” McCarty at Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Alliance, Nebraska) in 1954. They were blessed with four children. Margie and Art moved several times during their 67 years of marriage. Margie was a homemaker when the children were young. In the early ‘70s Margie worked at Bell Labs in Murray Hill, New Jersey while the children were at school. When they returned to Omaha in 1973, Margie took a job at Younkers, where she worked until they moved to Denver. After Art retired in 1990, they did extensive traveling to include Hawaii, Alaska, Panama Canal, Ireland, the Holy Land, and Canada.

Margie sang in the adult choir at St. Gerald Catholic Church in Ralston, Nebraska. She was involved in the Ralston Extension Club for many years.  She was an active member of the Ladies Guild Society at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church and led the Rosary for memory care patients at Heritage at Sterling Ridge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Art; her parents; her stepmother, Agnes Newberry Beal; three brothers: Ed McNulty, Duane Beal, and Mike Beal; and two sisters, Nancy Beal and Dorothy Stull.

Margie is survived by four children: Cathy Krusemark (Gary) of  Omaha, Deb Fendorf (Fred) of Louisburg, Kansas, Jim McCarty (Lorna) of Reno, Nevada, and Linda Pride (Ray) of Kansas City, Kansas; nine grandchildren: Bill McNatt, Shannon Tiffany (Aaron), Derek Fendorf (Jenifer), Mitchell Fendorf, Alex McCarty (Gabbie), Caitlin Bell (Ben), Jacob Pride, Rachel Chesley (Jesse), and Sarah Vitt (Weston); 15 great-grandchildren: Mason McNatt, Marissa McNatt, Danica McNatt, Elizabeth McNatt, Tyler Lopez-McNatt, Jaiden Tiffany, Colton Tiffany, Dylan Fendorf, August Fendorf, Seamus McCarty, Jack Bell, Arlo Pride, Anderson Chesley, Foster Chesley, Collins Chesley, one expected this month, and one expected in January, 2024; great-great-grandchild, Scarlet Lopez-McNatt; one sister, Molly Reick; two sisters-in-law, Connie Beal and Fran Beal; two brothers-in-law, Dick Stull and Willie Reick; and many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: Friday, December 29th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7:00 p.m.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BUERIAL: Saturday, December 30th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, 11802 Pacific.  Entombment, Calvary Mausoleum.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Father Don Shane Education Endowment at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, 11802 Pacific, Omaha 68154.

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  • Randy Roy Posted December 20, 2023 4:39 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family.

    My heart goes out to all of you for your loss. May your many happy memories of her help you thru this difficult time.

  • Mary Ellen Eglseder Posted December 20, 2023 6:31 pm

    My deepest sympatry to the whole family. Clancy n I have some great memories of all those telephone years. Also close neighbors n good friends. She sure knew how to r what a wonderful reunion she is having in heaven.

  • John and Nadine Ries Posted December 21, 2023 4:34 pm

    Margie was a saint and a great friend of our Mother. Margie and Art were the best of Gods creation. Eternal rest grant unto her oh Lord my she rest in peace.

  • Jan (Dibelka) Nicola Posted December 22, 2023 10:10 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you as you lay your mom to rest. Our parents enjoyed many fun times together and then our moms were neighbors in their final days. Cherish the memories forever!

  • Ann M True Posted December 22, 2023 7:38 pm

    Kathy and family: Teri sent me this email and has been letting me know how much you have been so much a part of your mom and dad’s life and love of family. Know that I want to be there with you. I was so happy that you came to my mom’s Funeral Mass! It meant so much to me. Please know I will go to Mass in CO and pray for her offering the Mass I go to for her and yout Dad.. I was so grateful to your mom and dad for welcoming me to dinners at your house!! Also Eating half an orange on the way back to school with sugar on top. =] I’ve got a post-op appointment for my foot surgery ( I have my mom’s feet) =]
    Please text me 303-909-0250 anytime if you want to, I’d love to reconnect.
    I’m with your family in prayer, and sorry for your loss, of this beautiful mother.
    Ann True (Wehr)

  • Mike Kealy Posted December 27, 2023 3:08 pm

    My condolences to all the McCartys. Cathy, Deb, Jim and Linda – your Mom was a sweetheart of a person. I was lucky to have her kind and gentle influence when Jim and I became friends in our childhood. The world will miss her kind soul.

  • Melanie Higgins Daly Posted December 29, 2023 12:08 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to all of your family. My mother and dad have such great memories of your parents. Just the other day at our Christmas dinner, Dad was telling us a story about he and Art.
    Eternal rest grant unto her, oh Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. If you ever go through Halsey, they would love for you to stop!

  • Robyn Burnham Posted January 11, 2024 10:42 am

    Sending my warmest thoughts and condolences to Margie’s children. I remember all of you when we lived across the street from your mom and dad in Ralston. Margie took care of my two little girls Joey and Rebecca Ann Brost for two and a half years while I taught school in Ralston. Margie tucked my little girls in with all of you and treated Joey, who had Down’s Syndrome, as if she were no different than any of the rest of you. The way Margie lived her life inspired me! She was one of the quiet souls I can count on one hand that influenced Joey and me to join the Catholic Church many years later. The last time we spoke was during Easter when Joey and I joined the church. A few years later, Margie sent a lovely card and message after Joey passed away. Just thought you might like to add one more story about your precious mom to the many you’ve heard from those whose lives she touched. She was one of our Lord’s living saints! Blessings to all of you!

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