Margo T. Huffman Estep Issue Date: September 20, 2018
Margo T. (Huffman) Estep, 71, of Melissa, Tx., formerly of Menominee, Mi., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 after an almost four year battle with stage four colon cancer.
Born Feb. 14, 1947 in Menominee, to Ann Huffman and the late James Huffman, she graduated from Menominee High School and attended Beauty School in Green Bay. She met Bill Estep in 1971 at an area bowling alley when he was on a business trip. She said it was love at first sight. They married Feb. 26, 1972 in Jackson, Ms. and enjoyed 46 years together.
She became an instant mom to her step-son Michael D. Estep and shortly after had a daughter, Candace Michelle Estep Simmons. During this time she owned her own beauty shop in Jackson and they enjoyed showing horses.
In 1975, they moved to Howe, Tx. and owned a small welding supply company where they built the business from a declining location into three companies with five locations, Industrial Welding Products in Sherman, Tx., Atoka, Ok., Madill Ok., Grand Oxygen in Paris, Tx. and Wichita Welders Supply in Wichita Falls, Tx. They built the companies into prosperous businesses and sold to Airgas, Inc. in 1995. They then began traveling the United States in their motor coach about six months per year for 20 years. They met many friends along the way and shared fond memories. She became a Maw Maw, in 1991, to Devin "Gator" Lynn Hargrove and in 2016 became a Great Maw Maw to Easton "Scooter" Lane Hargrove.
An active member of First Melissa Church in Melissa, Tx., she enjoyed participating in activities with her Sunday School Class, helped start the Hope Cancer Comfort Ministry group and helped with the Melissa Food Pantry until her health declined.
She loved making spectacular jewelry with her specialty of beading bracelets, but rarely sold her pieces. She made her pieces to give to family, friends and anyone who made an impact on her. It was her way of saying thank you to those she loved.
A loving, caring, nurturing, friendly, Christian woman with a sense of style, she was known for her unique hair and the best potato salad, dill pickles and homemade ice cream. She enjoyed the outdoors, working in her flower beds and vegetable garden and traveling, but especially time with her family, grandson and great-grandson.
She is survived by her husband, Bill Estep of Melissa, Tx.; her step-son, Michael Estep of Austin, Tx.; a daughter, Candace (Jeff) Simmons of Melissa, Tx.; her mother, Anne Huffman; two sisters, Judy Semrau and Gloria Huffman and a brother, John (Mary) Huffman, all of Menominee, Mi.; a grandson and a great-grandson; many nieces; nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her father, James Huffman and a brother-in-law, Gene Semrau.
Family received friends at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne, Tx. on Friday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 15 at First Melissa Church, in Melissa, Tx. at 10 a.m. with Pastor Trey Graham, officiating. Interment followed at Akers Cemetery, in Sherman, Tx. Pallbearers were Shawn Bussey, Jesse Hauptrief, Wayne Jones, Tim Lowe, James Simmons and Ken Swires. Donations or volunteerism are appreciated to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Dallas, Tx.
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