Margaret Yslas

Obituary of Margaret Ann Yslas


Margaret Ann Fox Yslas, “Marty”, 78, passed away surrounded by family on January 16, 2022, at Tucson Medical Center. She was born June 27, 1943, in International Falls, Minnesota, the daughter of Richard T. and Jeannette E. (Young) Fox.

Although she grew up in International Falls and returned regularly, she graduated from Rincon High School in Tucson, Arizona where she remained and raised her children. She met and married Max Yslas in 1972 whom she referred to as her “prince charming”. She spent many years working in grocery, at Sears and later retired from the University of Arizona. She also owned her own business sewing wedding gowns and formal wear. She loved gardening, quilting, baking, and knitting and never could pass up a craft fair. Her joy was her involvement in any activities her children and grandchildren participated in including youth football, theatre, softball, baseball, and music. She could be found in the front row at as many events, tournaments, games, and productions as humanly possible. Her home and her heart remained open to anyone who needed it.

She and Max spent their summers in International Falls, Minnesota where they attended weekly church services at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and were active in the community assisting Ruby’s Pantry and Backus Community Center.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jeannette and nephews, William Dunlap and Douglas Dunlap. Surviving in addition to her husband, Max, are her children: Carol Schiefer (Dennis); Peter Graham (Sylvia); and Margaret Ann Gomez (Manny); ten grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and countless others who call her mom or nana. All will miss our time with her playing cards, sharing meals, laughing, and generally just spending time together. We will even miss playing Chinese Checkers with her, even though no one stood a chance at beating her.

Services will be held on February 19, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at St. Philips in the Hills, 4440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson, Arizona. Services will also be held in July at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 820 4th Street, International Falls, Minnesota.

Those who wish to remember Marty may make gifts in her memory to either St. Philips or Holy Trinity or the American Heart Association.

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Memorial Service

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 19, 2022
St. Philip's in the Hills Episcopal Church
4440 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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