Margaret  Du Bois

Obituary of Margaret Lee Du Bois

Margaret Lee Du Bois

February 11, 1929 – June 9, 2021


Margaret Alice (Lee) Du Bois, long-time resident of Keokuk, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at her home in Lakewood CO.


Margaret was born February 11, 1929 to Cecil D. Lee and Mildred Marie Held Lee in Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa.


United in marriage to Duane E. Du Bois on November 21, 1948 in Waterloo, Iowa, they were blessed with two daughters.  Margaret lived the first 88 years of her life in Iowa, moving to Lakewood CO for her final years.  She resided in Keokuk IA from 1959-2017.


Margaret is survived by daughters Pamela (James) Bliss in Oklahoma, and Susan Du Bois (Richard Yabunaka) in Colorado; grandchildren Eric, Ethan and Laura Bliss.


In addition to her husband, Duane, of 68 years, Margaret was preceded in death by her brother, Bruce E. Lee, and her sister Dorothy (Lee) Baker.


Margaret attended Coe College, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for two years.  She was a homemaker and worked as a secretary before having children.


Margaret was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ in Keokuk IA, for more than 50 years and belonged to the Service Circle.


Active in the Order of the Eastern Star for 47 years, Margaret served as Worthy Matron, Elmira Chapter #40 OES; Grand Electa; Grand Representative of Oklahoma in Iowa, and was a member of Diamond Chapter #37, OES and E. C. Blackmar Chapter #306, OES.


During August 1967, 1968, 1969, and 1970, the family spent the month camping in western National Parks and Monuments. With her husband Duane, they attended 39 Elderhostels in the USA, Canada, England, Scotland and Wales. 


Margaret enjoyed reading, trying new recipes, preserving food, walking, bird watching and adopting stray kitties.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be directed to Keokuk Public Library or Keokuk Animal Shelter.

Interment will be at Keokuk National Cemetery in Keokuk, Iowa.

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