In Loving Memory of

Margaret Elaine Michaud


Margaret Elaine Michaud, 92, of Gainesville, FL passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 21, 2021, at Haven Hospice ET York Care Center in Gainesville. Born on October 1, 1928 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania to parents Warren Monismith and Bertha Kepner Monismith, Margaret and her husband moved to Gainesville to be closer to her husband’s friends and family.

Margaret grew up on an apple and peach orchard with 9 other siblings. Her father worked on the orchard and she enjoyed canning peaches and making apple butter with an old fashion butter churn. Being one of the older siblings, Margaret helped her mother care for her younger brothers and sisters. She would tell tales of her brothers and sisters having snowball fights creating snow bombs from snowballs dipped in water. One of her first jobs was ironing clothes at a laundry mat. She loved to iron and would never let any of her grandchildren leave the house without looking neatly dressed. She “pressed” many of her grandson’s shirts to easily stand up on their own. She also worked for over 25 years at Alachua General Hospital where she developed lifelong friendships.

Throughout her life, she felt a strong connection to family. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, daughter, and friend. She loved being with family and spending time at baseball games, cross country meets, and piano recitals. Her love for football could be heard throughout the house with her boisterous cheering and rooting on her favorite teams, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Florida Gators.

Margaret was strong in her Christian faith and believed in helping others. She was a member of the McIntosh Presbyterian Church where she continued to be a service to the community. She led an amazing life and her legacy will be carried out through her caring and generous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Margaret is preceded in death by one son, Roger Wayne Maryhew, and nine brothers and sisters. Ms. Margaret is survived by three grandchildren, Michelle Williams (Michael), Tavis Maryhew, and Jarrett Maryhew; three great-grandsons, Tanner, Blake, and Chris and many cherished nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Slaton, doctor and friend, for his loving care over the years. We would also like to thank the staff at ET York Care Center for their dignified and compassionate care over the past week.

A Celebration of Margaret’s life will be held on Saturday, August 28 at Forest Meadows Funeral Home located at 725 NW 23rd Avenue Gainesville, FL at 11 AM. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Haven Hospice:

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6 Responses

  1. Mimi and Papa at · Reply

    Love and prayers to ALL! We all loved her very much! She will be so missed at our Family night dinners! Love you Goga!

  2. Caroline and Tommy Lane at · Reply

    Margaret was a beloved lady who became a big part of our family. We loved her and will miss her – but are thankful for her life and that she did not suffer at the end.
    Caroline and Tommy Lane

  3. Terry shelley at · Reply

    I loved Aunt Margaret. She always made me laugh. She will be missed. But now she joins Ernie in heaven and he loved her so very much. Prayers for peace to the family. Love, Aunt Terry

  4. Becky Farber at · Reply

    Michelle, Tavis and Jarrett, and Family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of you Beloved Grandmother. I love and always held a special affection for Mrs Michaud. She was always such a sweet, loving , caring, hardworking and courageous woman. She was also so much fun and I will always remember her fondly. She was a very special woman and made the World a better place.


    Dear Mrs. Michaud,

    You will be missed, but not forgotten, You were such a caring, courageous, loving woman and much more! You loved your family and friends.. I will miss hearing your stories and chatting on the phone .. you have left such a great legacy in this world!

    Thank you for your friendship for many years!❤️

  6. Charles David Williams at · Reply

    Love and blessings. You will be missed and my prayers go to you in paradise. Annalisa sends her love and prayers as well. You are very special to us.

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