Memorial service for Margaret Elizabeth Nugent will be 2pm, Monday, January 4, 2021 at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Claremore. Margaret passed away on Sunday, December 27, 2020. She was 75.
Margaret Elizabeth (Comby) Nugent was born to Seymour and Edna (Ben) Comby in Philadelphia, Mississippi on February 25, 1945. Margaret, known as Maggie, was the youngest of four children, Warren Comby, Nick Comby and Vinia (Comby) Sam.
At the age of 5, her mother passed away. She was raised by her father, Seymour, with the help of her older sister, Vinia. Maggie was a full blood Mississippi Choctaw Indian.
At the age of 12, she left home to attend Chilocco Boarding School in Oklahoma. This would be last time she would live in Mississippi. She spoke of her experience with fond memories and enjoyed meeting other children from across the United States. After Chilocco, she went on to attend Haskell Institute in Lawrence, Kansas where she graduated in 1964 with a pre-nursing degree. She continued to pursue that degree and enrolled in nursing school in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This led her to Bemidji, MN. where she graduated with her nursing degree. While she was there, she met and married Rolland Nugent. They had two children, John and Teresa. She will tell you having children was one of her greatest accomplishments and her children were her greatest loves, at least until her grandbabies came along.
In 1977 Maggie and Rolland moved to Claremore, OK where she began her work at the Claremore Indian Hospital. She loved her job there, she loved being a nurse and she tried to treat each patient as an individual. After 32 years of service, she retired.
Maggie loved people. When she would visit the doctor, she was more concerned if they were having a good day then what was ailing her. She loved babies and was a surrogate mom or grandmother to many children.
She had a natural green thumb and loved her plants. She loved soap operas and her afternoons were her time to enjoy this hobby. But her favorite hobby was window shopping. She could spend hours, and I mean hours, in any given store.
Maggie had a sweet tooth and loved everything from ice cream to honeybuns to cheesecake chimichangas. She also loved fried chicken and hominy.
Maggie had a strong faith in the Lord and made sure we knew whom to thank for our daily meals and good fortune. Though we will miss her and grieve for her, we are thankful that she is where she wants to be, talking to God and talking to Elvis. All the grandkids learned at a young age that Elvis was mamaw’s boyfriend.
She is survived by her ex-husband Rolland Nugent, children, John Rolland Nugent of Claremore, OK, Teresa Nugent and husband Clint McGregor of Norman, OK, grandchildren, Jesse Rolland Nugent, John Michael Nugent, Margaret McGregor and McKenna McGregor and loving partner, Patrick Pelley. She is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.