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Margaret Baer Roach, 92, formerly of Memphis, died peacefully June 29, 2013, in Chicago, Illinois. She was born in Memphis in 1920 and lived most of her life there.
Her parents, Alfred E. Baer and Barbara Louise Baer (nee True), predeceased her, as did her husband, William H. Roach, and her four siblings.

Margaret was the former Executive Assistant to the Director of the Counseling Center at Memphis University and was active at Westminster Presbyterian Church and Emmanuel Presbyterian Church.

She enjoyed cooking and entertaining friends and family and was a voracious reader. She is survived by her son, William H. (Deborah) Roach, Jr., and granddaughter, Lydia Darcy (fiancé James Dorrance) Roach of San Diego, CA.

Private burial services are being planned at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens Cemetery. She requested that any memorials be made in her name to the American Heart Association, Ste. 1500, 208 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60604, 312-346-4675,