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HEMPERLY, Margaret Madge
HEMPERLY, Margaret Madge Entered this life Jan. 28, 1929 in Kaplan, La. and departed her loved ones on Feb. 9, 2017 in Lancaster, Calif. She was 88 years old. Madge was the oldest of four children born to Curly Perrin and Jenneeter McEvers. She graduated from high school in Beaumont, Texas and became a legal stenographer. At the ripe old age of 22, she left La. to live and work in Brawley, Calif. to avoid a marriage arranged by her grandfather. While living in Brawley, friends suggested she meet a 'cocky, red-headed' airman. She did and the rest is history. Madge married Hugh Clifton Hemperly, Jr. 'Mike' on March 29, 1952 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Witchita Falls, Texas. They set up their first home in an over-garage apartment. They welcomed their first child a year later. In the fall of 1953, Mike and Madge left the air force life and traveled to Palmdale, Calif., later moving to Lancaster where the welcomed their second child and Mike began his career in road construction. December of 1958, Madge gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl and eighteen months later, the Hemperly family moved to Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii where Mike worked on the Honolulu airport. A short two years later, they moved back to Lancaster and they started Asphalt Construction Co., Inc. Madge was a loving devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great- grandmother and a loyal friend. Madge is preceded in death by her brother Buddy Perrin; her parents, Curly Perrin, Jenneeter McEvers Perrin; sisters: Patricia Boudreaux and Teen Sigur; her great-granddaughter Raeann Marie Sharp and her husband Mike Hemperly. She is survived by her children: Martha Williams, Clay Hemperly, Michael Hemperly Sr. (Sherrell), and Teresa Schmidt (Scott); grandchildren: Alissa Williams, Heather Stewart (Aaron), Emily Anderson (Danier); Collin Apodac, Hugh Clifton; Sarah Sharp (Brandon), Jaimie OKeefe (Chad), Kayla Morrow (John) and Michael Hemperly, Jr. (Tabitha); great-grandchilren: Ashland Williams, Carter Dural, Jacob Galvin; Zacarias and Sylis Apodac; Hayden Sharp; Payton, Paisley, and Presley OKeefe; Cohen and Riley Grace Morrow, Kaydence Hemperly; her brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Carl and Janet Meyerholtz and her beloved dog, Buddy. A celebration of life will be held Fri., Feb., 17, 2017 at 11:00am at the BPO Elks Lodge, 1625, 240 E. Ave. K, Lancaster, Calif. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any gifts be sent in her name, to the BPO Elks Lodge #1625 or the USC Norris Cancer Center 1441 Eastlake Ave., Los Angeles, Calif.

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