Mary Watkins McCargo Obituary, Death Cause – She was born on February 11, 1965, and she was reared in Morganza, Louisiana. Her childhood was formed by her hard-working parents and her four sisters, from whom she learned how to pray, how to laugh, and how to prepare meals. Her birthday is February 11. She met the love of her life, Matt, when she was a student at Catholic of Pointe Coupee. Matt had a childhood not dissimilar to her own, and their shared faith was congruent with her own. They wed in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in the year 1985, and she moved to New Roads afterward while she was attending Louisiana State University to acquire her undergraduate degree.
She went on to teach second grade and fourth grade at Catholic of Pointe Coupee after graduating from the University of Louisiana in 1987 with a degree in elementary teaching. Eventually, she was promoted to the position of school librarian at Catholic of Pointe Coupee. Her calm and compassionate personality, which she accentuated with a biting wit, won her a lot of admiration from her pupils. She kept working full-time even when she started a family, and she was eight months pregnant with her second child when she obtained her Master of Arts in Reading Education from LSU in 1992. She had been working full-time even before she had a family. She worked as a teacher for eleven years before deciding in 2001 to pursue a career in real estate alongside her husband at False River Realty.
Her knowledge of people as well as her familiarity with technology made her an ideal candidate for the job. In addition to being a selfless mother to her three children, Clay, Christian, and Hays, she was also active in civic and church activities. She is a member of the National Association of Realtors, a past president of the Mothers’ Culture Club, a member of Saint Mary’s church cleaning group, and she even assisted her husband in the production of films of the New Roads Lion’s Mardi Gras Carnival parades each year. Her children are named Clay, Christian, and Hays. Throughout it all, Mary Dale was aware that in order to make a difference in the world, she had to start by loving the people in her own family.