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Margaret May Gustafson

Margaret May Gustafson, age 69, of Mena, Arkansas, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2022, in Mena. 

She was born November 17, 1952, in Phoenix, Arizona, to the late Fred Ray Richardson and Millie Beatrice Vaughn Richardson. She earned her Master’s in Education and was a teacher by profession. Margaret was married in 1984 to her beloved husband, Herbert Carl Gustafson. She enjoyed shopping, going to basketball games at the Acorn School, and spending time with her grandkids. She was a selfless person who would always lend a helping hand to anyone in need, her main love however, was teaching 2nd Grade.

Mrs. Gustafson is preceded in death by her father, Fred Ray Richardson; husband, Herbert Carl Gustafson; brother, Steven Glen Richardson; and by her sister, Elizabeth Ann Richardson.

She is survived by her daughter, Victoria Angeline Gustafson Stuck; grandchildren, Phoebe Angeline Trussell, Katherine Rowan Trussell, Carlee Zelda Stuck, Tiberius Luke Stuck; mother, Millie Beatrice Richardson; and by her brother, Willard Ray Richardson.

Graveside services for Mrs. Gustafson will be held 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Rock Springs Cemetery in Acorn, Arkansas. Brother Kenneth Posey will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. There will be a visitation held, Tuesday, November 8, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Beasley-Wood Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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