Margie Sesock, 76, went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 21, 2017.
Margie was born November 10, 1940 to William Woodrow and Mary Marcella (Vanecek) Millender in Temple, Texas. They lived with her Czech grandparents while her father served in WWII. Growing up with her sister Gracie and brothers Tommy and Joe, the Czech culture was very important. She enjoyed baking bread and kolaches with her mother and grandmother.
Her high school years were full of fun and activities. She was a member of the Temple High School Pepperettes drill team, choir, and the Latin Club. Margie was part of the Pan-Am Society, library club, yearbook staff, National Honor Society and was one of the school’s top typists. After graduating from Temple High School in 1959, she went on to Temple Jr. College, where once again she was part of the yearbook staff.
Margie had unwavering faith. She encouraged her loved ones in difficult times and always led by example. She was a member of the Brethren Church where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Margie shared God’s love by caring for others, and she trusted in the truth of His word.
Margie established the Bluebonnet Insurance Agency, first in Caldwell and then in College Station, and worked with her clients on a personal level to help them with their insurance needs. After many years in the insurance industry, she returned to Texas A&M University where she worked until she retired.
Margie was an avid gardener and a member of the local Garden Club, winning Blue Ribbon prizes for flowers and vegetables. She once rescued an orchid plant discarded at the curb and nursed it back to life. With her nurturing, it too became a ribbon winner. Margie passed down her love of gardening to her children and was always sharing special tips. She loved to give them “mystery seeds,” disclosing only when and where to plant them.
Margie enjoyed participating in activities at the George Bush Library Foundation and was always very patriotic toward her country. Unbeknownst to others in the family, she enlisted for a short stint in the US Coast Guard Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1963.
She loved seeing new places and taking road trips to visit family and friends. She took the kids on a trip to Disney World in Florida, where her lead foot resulted in three speeding tickets! Margie loved doing anything that brought the family together. She loved puzzles, board games, card games, dominoes, and especially Skip-Bo. She enjoyed fishing and bird and animal watching. Margie could not drive past a garage sale or a fruit stand without stopping to take a look. Every November she would enjoy picking pecans at Washington on the Brazos State Park.
Margie always enjoyed baking and she is sure to be making cakes and cookies in heaven now, celebrating her reunion with all the friends and family who have gone before her. She may even be sharing treats with her beloved black lab “Toby” who passed away two years ago.
She leaves behind her son Chuck Sesock and his wife Andrea of College Station, her daughter Rebecca Mayo and her husband Albert of College Station. Her sister Gracie Millender and Marty Brotemarkle of Flat Rock, NC; brother Tommy Millender and his wife Judy of Temple; brother Joe Millender and his wife Joyce of Temple; and her half-brother Harold Millender and his wife Peggy. She will also be missed by her nieces and nephews Jana, Lori, Michael and his wife Taylor, Doug and his wife Carolyn and their daughter Roxie; many cousins, friends, her “grandchildren of the heart” Logan, Victoria, Alexandria, Elizabeth and their parents Alaina and Vance Weynand.
Margie will be remembered for her caring heart and her love of children, animals and plants.
Margie’s Life Celebration Service will be Thursday, September 28 at 3 PM at Hillier Funeral Home of College Station with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to honor her memory may do so by contributing to the charity of their choice.