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Margaret Corinne (Rachal) Measday

Posted 2022-09-13 by mhenderson
Published by Yuma Sun on Sep. 13, 2022 -
Yuma, Arizona -

Margaret Margie Corinne Rachal Measday, longtime resident of Yuma,
Arizona, passed away on September 7, 2022 at 89 years old. Margaret was
born in Ft. Stockton, Texas on July 13, 1933, to Guy Scott Rachal and
Elizabeth Cage Lane Rachal, both members of pioneer Texas families.

She was raised in Ft. Stockton and on her parents sheep and cattle ranch
in Pecos County thirty miles from town. Margaret graduated from Ft.
Stockton High School and attended Gulf Port College for Women for two
years after graduation. On February 19, 1955, she married Wesley (Wes)
Cyril Measday in Ft. Stockton, Texas. After working on the family ranch
for six years, Margaret and Wes settled in Yuma, Arizona in 1965.

A member of the St. Paul Episcopal Church for over 50 years, Margaret
served on the Altar Guild and Vestry, played bells and piano, sang in
the church choir, and dedicated the last decade of her life to sewing
hundreds of quilts for Prayers and Squares distributed to people in need
of prayers and comfort. Church was an important part of her life and a
top priority. She was an avid piano player spending many hours at her
beloved baby grand piano handed down from her aunt.

Margaret was a long time employee of Texas Hill Farms until her

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Wes Measday; her parents,
Guy and Elizabeth Rachal; and her siblings, Guy Rachal, Mignon Pearson,
and Elizabeth Bybee.

She is survived by her three daughters and son-in-laws, Donna and Gary
Bryant of Ft. Stockton, Texas; Paula and Rick Sims of Tucson, Arizona;
and Kayla Yancey and Doug Rivera of Yuma, Arizona. Her grandchildren and
spouses are: KC (Michael) Pospisil, Rebecca (Ryan) Anderson, Scott Sims,
Ryan Sims, Megan Pearson (Ben Kite), Colin Yancey, Cameron Yancey, and
four great-grandchildren: Kingsley, Carly, Lilymay, and Maggie. She is
also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be held at St. Pauls Episcopal Church in Yuma, Arizona on
October 1, 2022 at 10:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to St. Paul's Episcopal Church Prayers and Squares Ministry.

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