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Margarita Macias

February 3, 1951 — December 15, 2022

Margarita T. Macias, 71, passed away surrounded by her children and close friend on Thursday,
December 15, 2022 in Ogden, UT after a courageous fight against cancer. She was born in Guadalajara,
Mexico to Pablo and Concepcion Topete.
She married Horacio G. Macias in San Diego, CA and in 1973 moved to Ogden, UT where they raised six
children.
Margarita, affectionately known as Maggie, Mago, and Mama Macias, was a mother figure to all those
who encountered her. She always made sure everyone felt welcomed, loved and was well-fed. Her
cooking was well-known and was an expression of her loving and serving nature. Much like her husband,
she never complained; regardless of if it was juggling motherhood, dealing with life’s surprises, or her
own three battles with cancer. She taught her children that life’s hardships are opportunities to learn
and to turn toward God. She was a devoutly religious woman, and an active member and volunteer at
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church for more than 40 years. She enjoyed being outside, doing yardwork,
dancing, and going for a scenic drive. She always had words of encouragement to share, reminded
people to have faith in the Lord, and was able to comfort with her presence alone. She found joy in life’s
simple pleasures. Her beautiful smile and warmth will be greatly missed.
Margarita is survived by her six children, Horace (Kathy) Macias, Plain City, UT; David Macias, Ogden, UT;
Daniel Macias, Bend, OR; Veronica (Roger) Hernandez, Lake Forest, IL; Rebecca Macias, Riverdale, UT;
Mary (Trevor) Gowans, Taylorsville, UT; six grandchildren, and her living siblings, Alfonso, Maria Elena,
Jose de Jesus, Carmen, Luz Maria, and Ruben. She is preceded in death by her sister, Socorro and
brother, Pedro.
The family would like to thank all those who prayed for and helped Margarita during her cancer journey.
A special thanks to close friends Martina, Nila, and Milda who were a great support. Que Dios las cuide y
bendiga.
Friends may visit the family on Wednesday, December 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Aaron’s Mortuary in
Ogden. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, December 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church,
514 24th St. in Ogden. Prior to the mass, a rosary will be prayed at the church at 10:30 a.m. Interment
will take place following the mass at Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Rd. in
South Ogden.

Margarita T. Macias

2 de Febrero del 1951 – 15 de Diciembre del 2022

Margarita T. Macias, 71, falleció rodeada del calor de sus hijos y amiga cercana el jueves 15 de
Diciembre del 2022 en Ogden, UT tras una ardua lucha contra el cáncer. Nació en Guadalajara, México,
hija de Pablo y Concepción Topete.

Margarita se casó con Horacio G. Macias en San Diego, CA y se mudaron a Ogden, UT en 1973 en donde
criaron a sus seis hijos.

Margarita, cariñosamente conocida como Maggie, Mago o Mamá Macias, fue como una madre para
quienes la conocieron. Siempre tratando que todos se sientan bienvenidos, queridos y bien alimentados.
Su cocina era famosa, y una expresión de su amorosa y servicial naturaleza. Margarita, sin importar los
retos que presenta ser madre, sus repetidas luchas contra el cáncer, o cualquier inesperada sorpresa de
la vida, nunca se quejaba.
Enseño a sus hijos que las dificultades que presenta la vida son oportunidades para aprender y acercarse
a Dios. Margarita era una mujer muy devota a su religión, miembro activo y voluntaria de la iglesia St.
Joseph’s Catholic Church por más de 40 años. Ella disfrutaba de actividades al aire libre, trabajar en su
jardín, bailar y paseos por rutas pintorescas en coche. Siempre lista con una palabra de aliento para
aquellos a su alrededor, incentivaba a las personas a tener fe en Dios y brindaba una sensación de
comodidad solo con su presencia. Ella encontraba placer en las cosas simples de la vida. Extrañaremos
su hermosa sonrisa y cálida personalidad.

A Margarita le sobreviven sus seis hijos. Horace (Kathy) Macias, Plain City, UT; David Macias, Ogden, UT;
Daniel Macias, Bend, OR; Veronica (Roger) Hernandez, Lake Forest, IL; Rebecca Macias, Riverdale, UT;
Mary (Trevor) Gowans, Taylorsville, UT; seis nietos, y sus hermanos Alfonso, Maria Elena, Jose de Jesus,
Carmen, Luz Maria y Ruben. Precedida en muerte por su hermana, Socorro y su hermano, Pedro.

La familia desea agradecer a todos aquellos que rezaron y ayudaron a Margarita durante el transcurso
de su enfermedad. Agradecimiento especial a Martina, Nila, y Milda, quienes brindaron su valioso
apoyo. Que Dios las cuide y bendiga.

Los amigos pueden visitar a la familia el miércoles 28 de Diciembre de 6 a 8 p.m. en Aaron’s Mortuary en
Ogden. La misa del funeral será el jueves 29 de Diciembre a las 11 a.m. en la iglesia St. Joseph Catholic
Church, 514 24th St. En Ogden. Rezaremos un rosario en la iglesia antes de la misa a las 10:30 a.m. El
entierro se dará a cabo después de misa, en Lindquist’s Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe
Rd. en el sur de Ogden.

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