Passed peacefully on April 15, 2019, at the age of 85. Margaret was born February 10, 1934, in Duluth, MN. She is preceded in death by her parents, Robert & Marie (Fogarty) Orr; siblings, Dennis Orr and Mary Vincent; daughter, Cathleen Bjorback and former spouse, Jack Bjorback. Margaret is survived by her children, Beth (Frank) Barkman, Frances Green, Amy (Neil) Ayotte, Alan (Nancy) Bjorback and Daniel (Miriam) Bjorback; her grandchildren, Austin (Ashley) Simonson, Theresa (David) Henke, Alex & Nicholas Green, Bailey (Travis) Selland, Hawthorne, Althena & Harrison Bjorback, Laura (John) Hester, Parker & Anne Ayotte and Ean & Alliana Bjorback; and 5 great-grandchildren. Following her graduation from Duluth Cathedral High School in 1952, she attended the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Home Economics and Psychology. She then received her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Mac Murray College in Jacksonville, IL. Margaret married John (“Jack”) Bjorback in 1957 and together they raised six children, living the majority of their married life in Richfield Minnesota.
Margaret will be remembered for her intellectual curiosity, spirit of adventure, voracious reading, master gardening, sea shell collecting and a quick wit. She had a life-long love of learning, Jeopardy, Scrabble and a wide variety of hobbies, but mostly she loved her family.
Family would like to thank the loving and caring staff at Meridian Manor for the wonderful care and community they provided Margaret over the last 16 months.
Memorial service 11 am Saturday, April 20, with visitation 1 hour before service, and lunch following, at David Lee Funeral Home, 1220 E. Wayzata Blvd. Memorials preferred to the American Lung Association.
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