Feb. 3, 1920 - Oct. 31, 2011
Margaret A. Babcock Kegley, 91, passed away Oct. 31, 2011, at Park Manor Rehabilitation Center, Walla Walla. She was born in Cottage Grove, Ore., to Edward and Myrtle Babcock. She attended school in Cottage Grove. She attended Walla Walla College and received her nursing degree.
On Sept. 27, 1942, she married Richard Kegley in Cottage Grove. They lived in Olympia, for a while before settling in College Place. Richard and Margaret owned Kegley's Used Cars and Trailers in College Place. They and their children made many trips around the United States bringing back cars and trailers to sell on their lot.
Margaret was a very compassionate person helping others in need either through Helpline or any other people she met along the way. When she and her husband were running marathons, she would stop along the way to help others giving up her best times for the marathons. When her husband, Richard, decided he wanted to run from College Place, to Loma Linda, Margaret was the motor home driver, cook, nurse, coach, cheerleader and anything else that needed doing. Others always came first.
Margaret always loved and doted on her family, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The whole family always knew that Grandma would help.
Margaret is survived by her sons, Richard Kegley Jr. and Stanley Kegley (wife Patti) all of Walla Walla; daughter, Deborah Durland, Portland, Ore.; sister, Marian Dewey, Medford, Ore.; and brother, Keith Babcock, Medford, Ore.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Her husband, Richard Kegley, preceded her in death.
There will be a private family graveside service at Mt. Hope Cemetery, College Place, on Nov 9, 2011, at 10 a.m.
Any donations may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist University Church through the Herring Funeral Home.