Margaret Willing Mullin
April 27, 1945 – December 5, 2020
Margaret Willing Mullin died peacefully on December 5, 2020 at 10:17am at the age of 75. Born on April 27, 1945 in Monroe, LA, she is preceded in death by parents, Albert G. Willing, Jr and Naomi Herrick Willing, and brother, John Herrick Willing. She is survived by children, Kathryn Mullin Moravec (Brandon) and Lesley Mullin Dawes (Mitchell); two grandchildren, Logan and Delaney Dawes; sisters, Louise Willing Allen (Dr. Mark) and Grace Willing Sadler (Jim); nieces and nephews.
Baby Margaret was raised by parents in the aftermath of World War II, like thousands of other veterans and their families. Despite hardships, Margaret and her three subsequent siblings grew up in warmth, love, humor, devotion to great music and of course, the Chicago Cubs.
She studied music at Northern Illinois University and earned her degree in Music Education. While in college she had the honor of spending a year on tour with the Grammy Award Winning Norman Luboff Choir.
In her decades-long career as a music teacher, she was able to share her love for music with countless numbers of children. In her 28 years of service to Millard Public Schools, she directed many children’s music programs, instructed hundreds of students, and cultivated life-long friendships with her fellow teachers.
After retiring from the Millard classroom, she returned to teaching at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic School, where she had the opportunity to touch even more lives by using fun methods of teaching music. She has been remembered by many past students in her ability to make learning music a fun, exciting, and unique experience.
Margaret, also known as “Marge”, flourished as member of several Omaha chorale institutions including the Omaha Community Playhouse productions, the Voices of Mel Olson, the Clarion Chamber Chorale, the Omaha Symphonic Chorus, and the River City Mixed Chorus.
She will always be remembered by her compassion for others, her great ability to listen, nurture and relinquish the present moment while always putting in her “two cents.” God bless Margaret, Marge, Grandma Mimi, Sister and Aunt.
Family, coffee, powdered donuts and chocolate made her smile.
VISITATION observing CDC guidelines: Tuesday, Dec. 8th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel. Private Family Interment at Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Salvation Army.
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So surprised to hear this message. . We had such wonderful memories of singing with Marge in
the Clarion Chamber Chorale for 20 years. She was a wonderful friend, talented musician and dedicated
member of many musical groups. Lost track the last couple of years but this brings back Al and Naomi,
Fun times, and singing with John Rutter conducting. A real High Light in our time together Rest in
Peace dear Friend
I have fond memories of Margaret being a loving aunt to my daughters. She made sure many family reunions were filled with music, sing alongs, and musical skits performed by the little cousins. Now she gets to hear the angels sing. Rest In Peace , Margaret.
Good memories of teaching and performing with Marge in the Millard Schools. A wonderful personality and talent.
It was a joy to sing with Marge in Omaha Symphonic Chorus. We had many good times together. May the heavenly chorus be enriched by her lovely voice. Sharon Struve
Margaret, is was a blessing wo sing with you in Omaha “Symphonic Chorus. See you in heaven in God’s perfect choir. Lovingly,
Sharon L. Struve
So very sad to hear about Margaret. She was such a nice neighbor and good friend. She was a wonderful mother to her daughters. We had a lot in common with teaching in Millard, chatting, and just being moms. I will miss her. My condolences to the family.
I taught music with Marge and will always have wonderful memories of those times. In particular, we all looked forward to our lunches in the faculty lounge and I can’t begin to tell you how many laughs were shared by all. Marge shared her love of music thru her teaching as well as her performing. We will miss her.
I met Marge in 1975 at the Playhouse. It was my first show there, and she took me under her wing and made me feel safe. Such wonderful memories of her. I met her again years later, and she knew exactly who I was. She always made people feel special. My love to her family.
I have many wonderful memories of Margaret. As the mother of my beautiful nieces Katie and Lesley she will always be fondly remembered for her laughter, and bright smile and loving nature. Rest in Peace Margaret. God Bless Katie, Lesley, and all of Margaret’s family.
Love and prayers to family & friends! May Margaret Rest In Peace.❤️💐
Deepest sympathy and prayers for the family of Marge. She was such a loving, giving person and I had the privilege of teaching with her as well as calling her dear friend. When I came to Morton Elementary in Millard, Marge was one of the first to make me feel very welcome and to become my friend. I also enjoyed many fun times singing with her. She embodied love and compassion for others and we were all blessed to know and love her.
Marge and I were on the Millard Public Schools music staff for several years. I always appreciated her wit and kindness! Peace to all who are missing her.
Katie and Lesley, I’m so sorry to hear about your beautiful mother. She was always so sweet and kind to me, and thinking of her now, I can still see her smile and feel her putting her arms around me for a hug. I won’t forget her. Sending both of you and your family my love and prayers for peace in your hearts.
Not only as exceptional music teacher, but a wonderful person who cared deeply about others. Marge was a “giver” to others. Prayers to her family.