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In Memory of

Margaret Ann Brand

April 15, 1928 - October 14, 2016

Obituary


Margaret Ann Kay was born April 15, 1928, to Margaret (nee Meyer) and Henry Kay in Jackson, Minnesota, the third of four daughters. She grew up in western Minnesota and graduated from the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris, Minnesota in 1945. She completed an associate degree in 1948 at the Wahpeton, North Dakota State School of Science, where she was active as a cheerleader, a yearbook staff member, and was a member of a trio who sang
big band songs on a Fargo, North Dakota radio station. In 1949 she married fellow classmate...

Margaret Ann Kay was born April 15, 1928, to Margaret (nee Meyer) and Henry Kay in Jackson, Minnesota, the third of four daughters. She grew up in western Minnesota and graduated from the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris, Minnesota in 1945. She completed an associate degree in 1948 at the Wahpeton, North Dakota State School of Science, where she was active as a cheerleader, a yearbook staff member, and was a member of a trio who sang
big band songs on a Fargo, North Dakota radio station. In 1949 she married fellow classmate Milton Brand. The couple made their home in Sauk Centre and St. Cloud, Minnesota,and they also lived for many years in Tucson, Arizona. They have lived in Alpharetta for the past twelve years. In addition to being a wonderful, loving, and supportive mother to her three children, Margaret also had careers as a secretary, as a travel agent and as a real estate agent. She filled her leisure time with travel, music, painting, reading and spending time with family.

Margaret is survived by her husband of 67 years, Milton; her son Kimm and wife Kianoush of Redondo Beach, California; son Mark and daughter-in-law Margrit of St. Augustine, Florida; and daughter Stephanie and her husband James Rocchi of Johns Creek, Georgia. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonita, in 1957. In addition to her children, she is also survived by her three sisters- Kathryn Arey and Beatrice Fullerton of Glenview, Illinois, and Ruth Sharkey
of Marshall, Minnesota. She was also a loving grandmother to Kathryn O'Brien and Geoffrey Lemmond, and to Peter, Erik, and Natalie Brand.


The memorial service will be at one p.m. Sunday, October 23, at Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church,4655 Webb Bridge Road in Alpharetta, GA, 30005.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorial donations to Christ the Shepherd Lutheran Church in Alpharetta, Georgia.