MacLeran, Margaret R. Hove
Margaret MacLeran passed away, after a short illness, August 27, 2019, at Knute Nelson Care Center, Alexandria, MN. The eldest of four children, Margaret was born in Wolf Point, Mt. on June 21st, 1919. Soon after, her family moved to LaGrand Township, MN. and that is where she spent her formative years. She graduated from Alexandria, MN High School in 1936 and received her RN degree from St Mary’s Hospital, Minneapolis in 1940. Margaret was one of the first stewardess to fly for American Airlines, and had many stories to tell about her experiences. In 1943 she married Orville MacLeran, who was a Captain flying for American. Margaret loved to travel and had many interests and hobbies, and seemed to excel in them all. In 1980 Margaret and Mac retired to Bellevue, WA. where she enjoyed turning their hillside lot into a beautiful garden. She was active both mentally and physically her entire 100 years. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Orville, parents, Clifford & Lillian (Solem) Hove, sisters Gertrude Moreau, & Dorothy Bundy. She is survived by her children, Douglas, Bellevue, WA., Thomas (Fern) Nashville, TN, grandson Thomas MacLeran, and sister Edith Kelly, Alexandria; nieces & nephews. A special thank you to the staff at The Gables, the Care Center and Knute Nelson Hospice. A gathering of remembrance will be held from 2:30 to 4:00, Monday, September 9, in the Governor’s Room at The Gables in Alexandria.