Feb 16, 1932 Dec 8, 2011 Age 79, died December 8, 2011 at Brookestone Village in Omaha. She was visited daily by loving family, devoted friends and neighbors, and wonderful caretakers over the past several months. She was born Margaret Ann McCoy in Omaha in 1932, and grew up in Lincoln during the Depression and World War II. She climbed mountains in Colorado, majored in mathematics at the University of Nebraska, received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Julliard School of Music, was a concert pianist and piano teacher, lived solo in the wild west of New Mexico in the late 1950s, and lived at various times in New York, Baltimore, and Los Angeles. As a girl, she traveled throughout the country with her father on business trips, and as a senior citizen, she traveled the world with her beloved husband, Dr. Hobart Wiltse, including trips to Russia, the Galapagos Islands, and Antarctica among many others. Above all though, she loved living in Omaha, cheering on the Cornhuskers, raising her sons, being married to and supporting her husband, and growing old in the same home for over 40 years. She loved music, nature, the arts, strong coffee, and a nice glass of red wine. She was pretty cool, and a great mom too. She is survived by two sons and their spouses, John Wiltse and Melinda Knox of Lake Oswego, Oregon, and Todd Wiltse and Linda Rosul of Chicago, Illinois, and one granddaughter, John and Melinda’s daughter Piper Wiltse. She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Dr. Hobart Wiltse, in 2007. SERVICES, Friday, 11 a.m., Presbyterian Church of the Cross, 1517 S. 114th St. Interment, Evergreen. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Opera Omaha and the Omaha Symphony. Family will receive friends Thursday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., West Center Chapel.
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