Margaret Jackson Timmerman, 81, of Balmorhea, TX passed away peacefully on August 27, 2020 at the Pecos Nursing Home.
Marge was born March 3, 1939 to Clyde and Elizabeth Jackson in Pottstown, PA. In 1948, the family moved to Doe Run, PA where the family resided on the Pennsylvania Division of the King Ranch. Marge helped raise three younger brothers, two of which were twins, that prepared her for her long-time passions of teaching and parenting.
Marge graduated from Unionville High School on June 2, 1957 and attended Penn State where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Home Economics on June 10, 1961.
At 22 she made a life changing decision to marry a tall Texas cowboy and move to Texas. On June 27, 1961, Marge married Wayne Timmerman of Falfurrias, TX at the Friendship Methodist Church in Gum Tree, PA. Marge met Wayne when he came by rail car with Santa Gertrudis cattle from the South Texas Division of the King Ranch to work in Pennsylvania.
After marrying they moved immediately to Falfurrias, TX where Wayne’s family resided whom she had never met. Shortly after returning to Texas, Wayne was recalled to the Army for the 1961 Berlin Crisis. Marge stayed in Texas being resilient making new friends and starting her career as an educator teaching 4th & 5th grades in Falfurrias. Marge continued to further her education while in Falfurrias obtaining various degrees and certifications that helped her excel in teaching. In December 1976, the family relocated to Fort Davis,TX, when the ranch owner Wayne worked for sold the ranch in South Texas and focused on the Seven Springs Ranch in West Texas.
While in Fort Davis, Marge received her Masters of Education on August 13, 1982, from Sul Ross State University. In 1981 the family moved to Balmorhea when Marge accepted a teaching position in Pecos.
Balmorhea became home after the family purchased land and moved a house onto the property. Marge taught various grades from High School English to Junior High to Special Ed for many years at Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD, before retiring from the computer lab at Bessie Haynes Elementary then going back and doing tutorials for several more years.
Marge is preceded in death by her parents, husband Wayne Timmerman, and son Joe Timmerman.
Marge is survived by son, Tim Timmerman and his wife, Jackie, two granddaughters Tiffany and Brooke of Ballinger, TX and daughter, Meg Timmerman and Fur Babies, as well as brothers Guy (Nancy) Jackson of Wayzate, MN, George (Marge) Jackson of Mountain Lakes, NJ, and Robert (Alice) Jackson of Princeton Junction, NJ. Marge is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Marge was very devoted to her children and grandchildren to pursue an education. She always encouraged students to continue their education as well.
Services will be held Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 11:00 AM at the First Baptist Church of Balmorhea at 1st and Houston Streets. Services will be officiated by Chaplain Kevin D. Zimdars. There will be food at the Saddleback Steakhouse Restaurant I-10 & Hwy 17 (exit 212) following the service.
In lieu of flowers or plants, donations can be made to Grand Companions Humane Society, PO Box 1156, Ft. Davis, 79734 or to charity of your choice. The family would like to thank neighbors and friends for being part of her life. Marge liked nothing better than a good social visit wherever that might be.