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Megeff, Natalie Joyce

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March 28, 1934 - May 13, 2021

Megeff, Natalie Joyce

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Natalie Megeff of Southlake, Texas.  Natalie passed away after a brief illness on May 13, 2021 at the age of 87.  The loss of her sense of humor, positive attitude, determination, and friendly nature that touched so many people’s lives create a void that will not easily be filled.  Natalie was proceeded in death by her parents, infant son Mitchell, husband Norman, and son Keith.  She is survived by her sister Diane Hubert of Paris, France, daughter Kyle Megeff Mills and son-in-law Myron Mills of Keller, Texas, daughter-in-law Cruz Ana Perez de Megeff of Granada, Nicaragua, granddaughter Tammy Yoars and grandson-in-law Aaron Yoars, and great grandsons Tyler, Wesley, and Mason Yoars of Bunker Hill, Indiana.

Natalie was a remarkable, dynamic, and multi-talented woman who pursued life’s many adventures and loved to travel.  She graduated from Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas.  As a young woman, Natalie was a member of the synchronized swimming team in the Lone Star Aquacade at the Lone Star Brewery in San Antonio, and for a time she raced rally cars.  She earned a BA in Business Administration from Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University).  During her lengthy career, Natalie enjoyed many diverse occupations including teaching English at the language school at Lackland Air Force Base, teaching high school and vocational education, researching mineral rights for multiple oil companies, market research, various sales positions, working for the US Census Bureau, and as a contract analyst for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).  She retired as a case worker from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 2012.  Her life-long interest in travel took her to countless locales in the United States, including Alaska, and she travelled internationally to Germany, China, France, Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, Spain, Israel, Italy, Russia, Canada, and Mexico.  She was still travelling abroad into her 80’s.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Natalie was not one to put down roots in any one location for long.  During her life, she lived in Patchogue, New York; Woodland Hills, California; Saginaw, Michigan; Elgin, Illinois; several locations in San Antonio, Texas; Three Rivers, Houston, Dallas, Richardson, Denton, Bedford, Carrolton, and Southlake, Texas.

Later in life, her hobbies and interests included pottery and jewelry making, sewing, knitting, travel, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Natalie is to be interred in the National Cemetery at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas alongside her husband Norman and son Mitchell.  The funeral is a private family service.  Anyone wishing to attend who is not already aware of the details should call (940) 765-3090 for information.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Natalie’s name to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Texas, www.spca.org, (214) 461-1831.

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