Margaret Rose Kruppa Kilgarlin

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William Wayne
Nov. 29, 1932

Margaret Rose
Nov. 5, 1940
Dec. 15, 2003

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Full Name: Margaret Rose Kruppa Kilgarlin
Location: Section:Patriots' Hill, Section 1 (A)
Row:W  Number:9
Reason for Eligibility: Wife of William W. Kilgarlin 
Birth Date: November 5, 1940 
Died: December 15, 2003 
Burial Date: December 19, 2003 

KILGARLIN, MARGARET ROSE (1940~2003) Margaret Rose Kruppa Kilgarlin, wife of William Wayne Kilgarlin, was born November 5, 1940, in Victoria, Texas to Joseph Emil Kruppa and Rosie Emile Jelinek Kruppa. She was an accomplished clothes designer, cook and was heavily involved with the Democratic party. She volunteered for John F. Kennedy's successful campaign in 1960 and became the Demoratic precint committee chair of Houston - at the age of 21. She married future Texas Supreme Court Justice William Wayne Kilgarlin December 28, 1963 in Houston and served as a politician's wife and a political activist. Margaret was also heavily involved in several groups. She served on the Board of Directors of the Zachary Scott Theatre in Austin and Pro Musica in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She also donated her time to the Santa Fe Opera Guild, the ACLU, Young Democratic Clubs of Texas and was the President of the Bayou City Demoratic Women's Club from 1977-78. She passed away December 15, 2003 in Santa Fe.

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