MARGARET SEKSCINSKI Tuesday, January 11, 1949 - Saturday, September 16, 2017
Margaret Ann Johansen Sekscinski is now sparkling among the stars. Margaret was born on January 11, 1949 to Marvin & Rose Mary (Graf) Johansen during a fierce ice storm. As a child, she loved growing up on a little farm in Billings with her grandparents, John and Minnie Graf. She was especially devoted to animals of all types, from dogs to frogs and the tiniest of lizards…everyone deserved love.
Margaret graduated from Billings High School in 1967 and attended Graf Vo-Tech (now OTC) when her daughter was small, studying Interior Design.
After retirement she took a part-time job with Gail Groves at Top of the Line Salon as a receptionist. She loved every minute of it and relished being in the center of all the excitement.
Margaret loved the holidays, especially Halloween, and felt that the nighttime contained its own kind of magic and spent hours stargazing. A huge Nascar fan, she loved the adrenaline of watching a live race!
On July 4, 2005, she married Stanley Sekscinski in a beautiful backyard ceremony under a summer sky with cicadas singing and fireflies dancing in the breeze.
She is survived by her daughter, Katrina Lee, who brought her PURE JOY. She was elated to have Tito Godfrey as her son-in-law and considered her grandsons, Alex and Aaron, to be the lights of her life.
She loved her nieces and nephews, and had a unique and special bond with her niece, Heather, and great-niece, Penelope Rose, who called her “precious Aunt Margaret.”
Her loss is felt deeply by her sister and side-kick, Martha and brother-in-law Tony Schatz of Billings, little brother Herman Johansen, of Glendale, California, baby sister, Marvon and brother-in-law CW Browning of Benton, Arkansas, and sister by choice, and friend of 35 years, Roberta Laney of Billings.
If you knew Margaret you knew the sound of her laugh and felt the warmth of her spirit. She filled the space with laughter, fun and love. No one had the same sweet disposition and tolerance for anybody and everybody. She was the best of us.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, September 20, 2017, in Meadors Funeral Home, Billings Chapel, 101 NE Pine, Billings, MO 65610. Her life will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017, in the Billings Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Honor Flight of the Ozarks or DAV, as all veterans held a special place in her heart.
“The hard part of life is we have to keep on living even when our world has stopped spinning, and all the stars are laying at our feet.” Zoe Clark-Coates
(…purple hearts forever.)