Margaret Ann (Ryan) Ferketich
|Posted 2024-02-05 by mhenderson
|Published by Today's News Herald on Feb. 4, 2024 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -
It's with heavy hearts and profound sadness that we announce the passing
of our beloved Margaret Ann "Peggy" Ferketich.
Born in the heart of Philadelphia, on Dec. 6, 1938, Margaret led a life
of love, joy, and creativity, always embracing the simple pleasures of
life. Known for her vivacious spirit and endearing charm, Margaret's
warmth and compassion touched the hearts of everyone who was fortunate
to know her.
She had a distinct love for needlepoint and painting, and her days were
filled with the melodious tunes of big band, country, and 50s music.
Margaret also had an affinity for word searches, an activity that
showcased her love for challenges and her sharp intellect. Margaret
moved from Southampton, Pennsylvania to Lake Havasu City on Dec. 7,
1982, a place she called home for 41 years.
She was an active member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church and the
Friends of the NRA. Margaret's professional life was marked with notable
stints at McCulloch Chainsaw Factory, the Nautical Inn, and Judo
Electric. Each role a testament to her hardworking nature and
dedication. Above all, what mattered most to her was family.
She was the devoted wife to her late husband, Matthew, whom she married
in Glenside, Pennsylvania on September 11, 1965. Their love story
spanned 58 beautiful years, culminating in a family that expanded to
include six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. It is the
memory of this love, and the strength of her family that we celebrate
Margaret Ferketich is survived by her son, Eric Ferketich, her daughter,
Suzanne Thompson, her brother, Frank Ryan, and her sister, Rosemary
Koch. She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bridget Ryan,
and her daughter, Michele Ferketich.
The memorial service for Margaret, her husband Matthew, and daughter
Michele will be held on Feb 9, 2024, at 2 p.m. MST at 21 Riviera
Boulevard, Lake Havasu City, Arizona, 86403. A celebration of life
reception will follow at the same venue.
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