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Margaret Leonard Windham



AAFA #0031

1924 TX –2010 NM


Photo from French Funerals and Cremations



Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM—Thursday, 1 April 2010


            Margaret Faye (Leonard) Windham, 86, a resident of Albuquerque since 1955, died Monday, March, 29, 2010.

            She is survived by her children, Donald Ray Windham and his wife Jeanne of Edgewood, New Mexico, and Louise Payne and her husband Roger of Albuquerque; grandchildren, Arthur Windham, Albuquerque, Donald Windham II, Moriarty, Stormy Gilmore and husband Clay of Roy, Utah, Carla Ludington and husband Doug, and Rus Payne and wife Keri all from Los Lunas, N M, Katie Fry and husband Brooks of Kaktovik, AK, Jacob Payne and wife DeAnn of Tulsa, OK, and Emilee Payne of Thatcher, AZ. She has 16 great-grandchildren; sister Betty Jo (Jodie) Aves of Albuquerque; and nieces, Catherine Aves Flint of Albuquerque, Martha Atkins of San Antonio, TX; and nephew John Atkins of Los Angles, CA.

            She was preceded in death by her husband James Robert (Tex) Windham; son Joseph Windham; and sister Dorothy Atkins.

            Margaret was born in Ranger [Eastland Co., TX] and grew up in Odessa Texas. She was a graduate of Texas Tech, University majoring in Home Economics. She taught school in Texas, Colorado, and New Mexico including Continuing Education for University of New Mexico. Margaret was active in genealogy becoming a certified genealogist and past President of the New Mexico Genealogical Society. She was also active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a member of the Cosmopolitan Club. She was an avid quilter, Iris Gardener, and Dallas Cowboy Fan.

            Services will be held Saturday April, 3, 2010 with viewing from 1:00-1:45 p.m. with the Service at 2:00 p.m. at French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87112 with Rev. John Kees officiating. Interment will be on Monday April 5, 2010 at the National Cemetery, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

            Should friends desire, memorial contributions could be made to the Methodist Children’s Home, 1111 Herring Ave, Waco, Texas, 76708 1-800-853-1272 or a charity of their choice. Please visit our online guestbook for Margaret at French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Faye Windham (SS# issued in TX) was born 27 Feb 1924, last residence Albuquerque, Bernalillo Co., NM.

            Margaret’s closest Alford ancestor was her third great-grandmother, Jenny Alford, wife of James Joseph Austin.

            Her Alford lineage: Jenny 1780 VA6, William 1738 VA7, John 1696 ??8.