Margaret Gray Heaney

Margaret Gray Heaney

May 30, 1943 - July 29, 2004

Margaret Gray Heaney

May 30, 1943 - July 29, 2004


Margaret Gray Heaney died Thursday, July 29, 2004; she was 61. Margaret was born on May 30, 1943 as Margaret Gray Crumlish in Greenock, Scotland. She immigrated to New Jersey in 1958 and became a citizen in 1963. She married Francis Heaney on June 3, 1967. On May 28th, 1968, Margaret was blessed with her 1st daughter, Laura Margaret. Then on May 17th, 1973, the family was expanded when Margaret was blessed again by the arrival of Jennifer Lynn. In 1979, Margaret and her family moved to Mission Viejo, CA, and in 1984, she embarked on her life long career in education. Margaret guided, loved and educated preschool children for 20 years, passing her knowledge and care to the children of South Orange County. Margaret was a very active member of The Presbyterian Church of the Master. She enjoyed singing in the choir, but mostly, she enjoyed spending time with her family. Her grandchildren, Corey, 15, and Keegan, 4, brought a special joy to her life. She never missed an activity or event that her grandchildren were involved in. Margaret Heaney was a quality, giving, patient and loving teacher. She was an amazing friend to all that knew her, a mother who sacrificed anything for her children and whose love knew no depths. Margaret was a supportive sister to her brother, Ian Crumlish. Margaret Gray Heaney will leave behind a legacy of quiet strength, steadfast faith in her Lord and Savior and a love for her family and friends that even in death will live on and continue.
Visitation from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tuesday. August 3, 2004 at O?Connor Laguna Hills Mortuary. Funeral Service at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at Presbyterian Church of the Master, 26051 Marguerite Pkwy., Mission Viejo. Interment at Ascension Cemetery in Lake Forest.

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2 responses to Margaret Gray Heaney

  1. Jean Dineen says:

    Laura and Jennifer,
    I will miss laughing and getting into mischief with Margaret. She had such a zest for life and she will be sorely missed.
    Love, Jean

  2. We are taught in the medical profession not to show favoritism toward patients. Well, when Margaret came to us that concept flew right out the window. She was the favorite of everyone at the dialysis unit. She often thanked me for the work I did but it was really the other way around. I would always introduce new patients to Margaret knowing they would be reassured by her positive outlook and active lifestyle.

    Margaret once told me I was a good listener. Well, I’ve been listening to her for many years now and the underlying theme was always how much she loved her daughters and grandchildren. She simply glowed when talking about Corey and Keegan! She was well loved and will be missed by all who knew her.

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