Marguirett Oldag, a longtime resident of Galveston County, died at home, surrounded by family, on Sept. 30 in Lockhart, Texas. Memorial services were held Friday, Oct. 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s of the Visitation Catholic Church, 205 W Pecan St., Lockhart.
Lovingly known to her friends and family as “Nook,” Marguirett was born April 4, 1929, the second daughter of Mary
and Henry Kowalik in San Antonio, Texas. She grew up in Galveston with her devoted sister and lifelong friend, Mary Louise Jurca. The sisters graduated from Dominican High School. Nook married the love of her life, Frank Oldag, in 1947. They worked hard to provide a wonderful childhood for their five children, John, Andrew, Henry, Frank, Jr., and Eileen, who were raised in LaMarque.
Nook and Frank were generous hosts, sharing his delicious barbeque and her chicken and dumplings, and providing fun and recreation for all in the swimming pool that Frank meticulously maintained. Before Frank’s untimely death in 1994 from cancer, they enjoyed travels with their friends Joe and Marcella Land.
Nook moved to Lockhart, Texas, in 2004 to be near her children, as well as her dear friends Bob and Virgie Morkovsky and beloved cousins Odell and John Zarsky.
A true Polish Texan, Nook appreciated Galveston Island, bluebonnet prairies, majestic live oaks, Dairy Queen Blizzards, sewing, morning coffee on her back porch, and big sky sunsets. She loved her garden and having friends over for long talks.
She seemed happiest in the company of her grandchildren, Lonnie James, John Henry, Molly, Drew, Martin, and Alana, and doted on her great-grandchildren, Austin, Jordan, Reid Henry, Thomas, and her namesake Anne Margaret.
Nook, your life and love will continue in all the lives you touched with your attention, generosity, and sweet smile.