Margaret Ann Decker

September 26, 2010
Margaret Ann Decker

Margaret Ann Decker, 71 of Wilmington, NC lost her battle with cancer and died on Sunday, September 26, at her home in Pinehurst at the Cape.

Margaret was born in Memphis, TN. Her adoptive parents, Edward and Evelyn McClain lived in Wichita, KS which became her first home.

She is survived by her husband, Dennis Decker, daughter Teresa Thompson and husband Alan, sons Larry Redenbaugh and wife Kelly, David Redenbaugh and wife Kathy, stepson Jason Decker and wife Melissa and eight grandsons. She loved her family and grand boys.

Margaret graduated from Marion High School in Marion, Kansas in 1957. She attended Emporia State University for one year. She married Larry Lee Redenbaugh in 1958 who preceded her in death in 1993.

Margaret received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science degree, with Honors, in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington in 1984.

She and Dennis were married June 19, 1993 in Seattle, Washington and moved to Wilmington in 1994.

She worked for Autumn Care, Liberty Commons, Davis Health Care and other nursing facilities as needed and had patients at Plantation Village in Wilmington. Prior to moving to Wilmington she was a manager of Therapy Service Organizations. She opened her own office, in Wilmington, to provide therapy to Senior Citizens.

Margaret was a member of the ASHA, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Her passion was singing in the Choir at First Presbyterian Church and served on numerous committees and as a Deacon.

Memorial service will be Friday, Oct 1, at 2:00PM at First Presbyterian Church, 125 South Third in Wilmington.

In lieu of flowers one may make donations, in Margaret’s name, to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401.

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Wilmington Burial and Cremation Service, 1535 S 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • October 01, 2010
    Michelle Cayton says:
    Larry there are no words to express how sorry I am for your loss. You have to remember all of the good times and how she lived her life. I am so sorry.

  • October 19, 2010
    Kindred Family says:
    Very sorry to hear this sad news about your loss of Mrs. Decker. Our thoughts are with all of you at this time. May Almighty God help you and your family in this time of deep sorrow (Ps.34:18) as you try to cope without her. Our loved ones may leave the world but never do they leave the special place held for them in our heart.

  • September 28, 2010
    Renee Merritt says:
    Tyler,I, and my entire family send our deepest condolences. We will keep you in our prayers through out this sad time. She seemed to be a wonderful lady and had a wonderful family that we cherish. Renee Merritt and Tyler Buergey.

  • September 30, 2010
    Mitch Winstead says:
    I had the pleasure of working with Margaret. It is sad to hear of her passing. My sympathy goes out to the family.

  • September 30, 2010
    Charlie & Chris Pope says:
    Margaret was a gracious lady. She was always open to trying something new. We will never forget our special times together with Margaret & Dennis in Antigua. We are proud to have known Margaret. Margaret and her family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Chris & Charlie