Margarete Voss

margarete voss

May 28, 1936 ~ April 3, 2016

Resided in: Roswell, GA

Margret Voss of Roswell, GA passed peacefully on April 3rd, 2016. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Jorg Voss, two sons, Erik Voss, René Voss and his spouse Linda McCann, and her grandson, Nathanael Voss.

Margret was born on May 28, 1936, in Grevenbroich, Germany and her schooling emphasized Latin, English, French, Biology and commercial Geography. She grew up across from a nursery and flower shop and learned about plants from the kind owner. After secondary school, Margret spent 18 months in England where she worked as an Au Pair, learning English fluently. She moved back to Germany where she worked as an executive secretary, where she met her future husband, Jorg Voss.

Margret and Jorg were married in 1958 and immediately immigrated to the Chicago area. Margret worked as a legal secretary as Jorg pursued his engineering studies at Northwestern University. After his graduation, they moved to Neenah, Wisconsin where she gave birth to their two sons, Erik and René, as Jorg began his 34 year career with Kimberly Clark Corporation.

Over the years Margret helped move the family to many places, including southern California, South Carolina, and then temporarily, for five years, back to the Koblenz area of Germany. In 1976 they returned to the US to live in Arkansas. After their sons graduated from college, they moved one last time to Roswell, Georgia, where they have lived for over 30 years.

In the US, Margret continued her studies of Spanish, German literature and Medieval history. In addition to raising her sons, Margret pursued a wide range of passions and interests, including international cooking, gardening, botany, music, and a plethora of reading subjects. She had an enduring love of nature and animals, and she advocated for the protection of nature and the environment. Besides her family and pets, she loved her neighbors and friends wherever she lived.

Margret became especially interested and engaged in the historical sites of Roswell, Georgia, where she helped tend the gardens and managed the herb garden of the Smith Plantation Home in Roswell.

Margret will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, intelligence, wide array of knowledge. She pursued life’s tasks and challenges with perseverance, always a wonderful mother and spouse.

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  1. Elisa Allgaier says:

    My sincere sympathies to each of you. Margret was a wonderful friend to me and I will always miss her.

  2. Doug Poindexter says:

    We had good times with AFS and the recorders at church.

  3. Alison Sheehey says:

    My sincere condolences for your loss Rene. May your memories sustain you through this difficult time.

  4. Lynne Roberts says:

    Jorg, we will miss your amazing Margret in our gardening adventures. Such a brilliant and fun lady who shared her love of gardening and family with her friends. She will be sadly missed and our love and condolences to you and your sons.

  5. Larry Jones says:

    Jorg, I was very sorry to read in the Conway paper of Margret’s passing. I was honored to work for you at KC in Conway/Roswell. I would very much to send you an email, please contact me. Again, I am very sorry for your loss.
    Larry Jones

  6. Janiece O. Creasy says:

    Jorg I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences, prayers, and thoughts are with you and your family.

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