Margaret Jean Ferguson Wilkison, 73, went peacefully to be with her Lord in the presence of family on September 14th, 2020. She was born to Jean Elaine Davidson and Edward Marcus Ferguson Jr. on November 26th, 1946 in Hamilton, Montana. As the daughter of a preacher, they lived in Corvallis, then Lewistown, followed by Alberta Canada. She started school in Malta. She attended middle school and high school in Wilsall graduating in 1964. After graduation, she attended Briercrest Bible Institute and graduated in 1967 with a degree in Biblical Studies followed by studying at Bryan University, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She earned her Masters Degree in Elementary Education in 1994 from Leslie College.
Margaret taught elementary school in 4th grade, 6th grade, and title math for a total of 37 years at Kessler Elementary School. She then continued testing and substitute teaching for the district for additional years. She completed her career in education with over 40 years of service. Her teaching career highlights include the annual class trip to the Gates of the Mountains and teaching children, their parents, and their grandparents—3 generations of students.
Margaret loved motorcycle riding, snowmobiling, and summer road trips with friends making it to 49 states. Her talents included crocheting, quilting, sewing, needlework, photography, and creative writing with Christian Women.
She enjoyed singing with the Helena Symphony Choir where she met her husband, Wade Wilkison. Margaret and Wade married, August 5th, 1985 (8-5-85) in Helena. They had two children Michelle and Marc. As a family, she enjoyed trips to Yellowstone, Glacier, Zion, Holland Lake, Seeley Lake, Road Trips to Pennsylvania, kayaking, camping in Washington and Oregon, beaches in Hawaii, cruising through the panama canal, trips to Ireland and England, and watching the Rose Parade in Pasadena, all while collecting spoons along the way.
Margaret adored her children and grandchildren, cheering and supporting them in all their activities, having one of the loudest voices in the crowd. Once the kids were grown, she enjoyed Bible study, small group, bunco group, coffee group, sewing club, soaking at the Broadwater, and retired teachers’ luncheons.
Margaret is survived by her husband Wade Wilkison of Helena, children Michelle (Andrew) Mozer, Marc Wilkison, grandchildern Joel & Alexia Mozer; three sisters Ruth Ferguson of Laurel, Lois (Norm) Spivey of Indiana, Beth (Todd) Lange of Idaho, beloved Aunt Verla (Mike) Robert of Arizona, & cherished nieces, nephews, & cousins.
Her burial is set for 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at Forestvale Cemetery, 690 Forestvale Rd. A Celebration of Margaret’s life will follow the burial at 1:00 p.m., at Life Covenant Church, 800 N. Hoback St.
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