Margaret Jean Tombaugh

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Margaret Jean Tombaugh, 85, of Lampasas, died March 18, 2019 at AdventHealth Rollins Brook. Her body is to be cremated, and a memorial service will be held at a date still to be determined.

Jean was born June 12, 1933 in San Saba to John Moore and Melba Moore Mitchel. She married Don Tombaugh on December 27, 1952 in San Saba. She and her family spent much of her life in the Lampasas area.

Jean enjoyed gaining education throughout her life, including a master's degree in computer science, Bachelor of Science in home economics and other undergraduate degrees in history, archeology and accounting. She was owner and president of Lampasas Holiday Farms Inc., worked as general manager of Unalakleet Native corp., executive director of Nome Community Center, a teacher, programmer, tribal planner for Ketchikan Indian Corp., assistant professor at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and Wayland Baptist University, as well as a wife and mother.

She enjoyed living in Alaska, working with and promoting the welfare of native communities. Jean was a member of New Covenant Church and also attended First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband; three sons: Richard, John and David; a sister, Virginia; five grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren.

Jean was preceded in death by two infant children.

Donations in her memory may be made to New Covenant Church.

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