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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