Former Mount Pleasant resident Marguerite Fender passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at her home in Longview, Texas. Born Mary Marguerite Dilworth on June 21, 1923 in Eddy, Texas one of five children born to Herschell and Annie Maude (Jones) Dilworth.
Marguerite was a member of Tennison Memorial United Methodist Church and the Winfield Garden Club. She was the business manager for Fender Incorporated.
Left to cherish her memory is her children, Richard L. and Aylenda Fender of Mount Pleasant, Texas, Lynn F. and Ron Smith of Longview, Texas; her grandchildren, Laurie M. Harper of Plano, Texas, Anna Lynn Henley of Fort Worth, Texas, Chris Fender of Mount Pleasant, Texas and Michael Fender of Epping, New Hampshire; great grandchildren, Alexis Harper, Alyssa Harper, Hollis Henley, Dakota Fender, Jackson Fender, Wyatt Fender, Luke Fender and Riley Fender. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Dr. Ernest L. Fender; granddaughter, Heidi Fender; and her siblings, Houghton Dilworth, Walter Dilworth, Muriel Deam and Dorothy Harbour.
A Memorial service for Mrs. Fender will be held at 1:30 Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Tennison Memorial United Methodist Church. Inurnment will be at the Masonic Cemetery.
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