Margaret was born near Oglesby, Texas, on Nov. 17, 1917, to Charles Alec and Mellie (Roe) Vandiver, who farmed and ranched in rural Central Texas. She was the oldest of five children and grew up in Coryell County.
She married James (Jack) Love Feb. 6, 1937, in Coryell County and they moved to Beeville to begin farming and ranching. Jack passed away in 1984. Margaret married Bill Cude, a neighbor and close family friend, on March 11, 1988. Bill passed away July 9, 2004. Margaret moved to Pagosa Springs in 2006 to be closer to her son, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Margaret was a true homemaker who gardened and canned the vegetables she grew for many years. She also sewed prolifically, making dozens of quilts and crocheted blankets, and she embroidered any number of items for herself and others. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Beeville and volunteered for many years in the beauty shop at Hacienda Oaks Nursing Home.
She is survived by a son, George Van, and daughter-in-law, Jan V. Love, of Pagosa Springs; two step-daughters, Kay Cude Past (Al), of Beeville, Texas, and Catherine Cude Young (Alan), of Blackfoot, Idaho; a sister, Peggy Albeck, of Pensacola, Fla., and a brother, Charles Ernest Vandiver, of Gatesville, Texas; granddaughter Alisha Love Buchser, of Delta, Colo.; and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great-grandchildren and great-nieces and great-nephews, and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Dan Vandiver and George Vandiver.
The funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., Feb. 13, at Galloway Funeral Home in Beeville, with visitation Friday afternoon from 5 to 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the South Texas Children’s Home (P.O. Box 1210, Beeville, TX 78104), the First United Methodist Church (106 E. Cleveland St, Beeville, TX 78102) or the American Cancer Society.