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Margaret Elizabeth Standish

Margaret Elizabeth Standish, 49, of 5925 Webb Road, Willet, NY, loving wife, mother and grandmother, went to heaven on January 29, 2012, after a courageous 13-year battle with breast cancer.

She was born at Cortland Hospital on May 5, 1962 to Gene and Sandra (Wheaton) Nowalk. She graduated from Cincinnatus Central School in 1980. Margaret was an animal lover who cherished her dogs, cats, and goats. She most enjoyed being at her home, by her pond, with her family and friends.

She is survived by her parents, her loving spouse of 29 years, Craig Standish, as well as her son, Duane (Judy) Standish of McGraw, daughters Shaye (Bill Dougherty) Jasper of Killawog, and BreAnn (Nathaniel) Call of Addison. She had three granddaughters, Tesla and Makayla Standish, and Audrey Jasper; a grandson, Landon Dougherty; a brother, Zachary Nowalk; a stepdaughter, Michelle Standish; nieces, Hillarie Weir and Cheyenne Nowalk; and a nephew, Nicholas Nowalk.

Margaret was predeceased by her sister, Meggan Nowalk, and grandchildren, Andrew and Rachel Jasper.

At Margaret's request, there will be a private memorial service. Her wish was for family and friends to celebrate her life with her family on May 5, 2012, at her home. Not a time to mourn her loss, but to remember the happy thoughts and the way she touched so many lives. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in her memory, may be made to the Lourde's Breast Cancer Center, 169 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY 13905.

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We have never known anyone more brave than Mom. She fought her battle long and hard with all the ones she held dear to her. Now God has taken her pain away forever and she is looking down on us. Not a day will go by that we do not think of her and remember the wonderful person she was. Her spirit will live on through her family and in our memories. Until we meet again beautiful, wonderful Mother of Mine! We Love You! 143 XOXOXO

BreAnn & Nathaniel Call Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

U will be missed. I will remember all the talks we had over the years about this and that. I will miss that more than I can. U will always be in my thoughts and in my heart. LOVE U AUNT MARGART.

Patti Shepard Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Margaret and I are true soul mates. We made a wonderful life with one another. We cherished our time together mostly in our home surrounded by the beauty of our land and family. We will remember all the great memories we made in our favorite place. I Love You Marg, I will miss you forever. Until we meet again!

Craig Standish Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Memories of our times together have always been so very special to me. Now they are beyond priceless. I have no doubt you are loving your 2 grandbabies in heaven and enjoying being with Meggan again. I will never forget your gentleness, patience and love of others. Always in my heart "Margie" Thank you for making our memories such happy times to revisit. <3

Jill Wheaton Smithling Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

You were a wonderful women and a loving mother to all. You will Be dearly missed<3 Prayers with you always Kelley

Kelley Harmon Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

I am truly sorry for your loss. Your mother was a brave, strong woman. May she rest in peace.
She will live on forever through you, BreAnn and your beautiful children.
Love, Margaret and James

Margaret Manning Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal!

Forever in our hearts <3

Duane & Judy Standish Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

My sincere sympathy to your family.

Valarie (Flint) Stephenson Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

Sweet Spirit,
Bless you as you rest in the arms of your sister. How wonderful it must have been to be received into heaven by Meggan. You left an amazing legacy of strength and courage in the lives of your children and grandchildren. You will always be my hero.
Love, Shelley

Shelley Warnow Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

i just hope she can meet my mom up there that would be so nice .......

matthew schwarz Aug 7 2012 12:00 AM

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