Poff, Margaret "Maggie" Jean (Torrence)

June 30, 1948 - August 7, 2021

On Saturday, August 7, 2021, Margaret “Maggie” Jean Torrence Poff, loving wife, mother,  grandmother and sister went to be with the Lord at the age of 73 in Richardson, Texas, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Maggie was born on June 30, 1948 in Houston, Texas to Robert and Dorothy Torrence.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education specializing in Home Economics from Texas Tech University in 1970.  While at Texas Tech, she met the love of her life, Ron, whom she married July 25, 1970.  They raised two sons, Charles and Brian.

Maggie was the much-adored center of her family.   She spent her early career as a Home Economics teacher, then devoted herself to her own bow business, as well as working a part-time position for Proctor and Gamble, all while dedicating her additional time to her family, friends and volunteer passions.   She loved having gatherings, especially at their lake house at Moss Lake in Gainesville, Texas.  You could always find her fishing, knitting, quilting, crafting and providing a fun, loving atmosphere for her family.   Maggie was known for her sewing and craftsmanship skills, making many beautiful quilts with her quilting group as well as making prayer shawls with her knitters’ group.  She and Ron were members of The Heights Church where they made many friends.  Our beloved Maggie will be greatly missed for the life she gave her family and friends and for the joy that she showered on everyone she met.

Maggie is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Dorothy Torrence, and great nephew Samuel Yeargain.  She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Ronald J. Poff, of Richardson, Texas; her two sons Charles (and wife, Jennifer) Poff of Plano, Texas and Brian (and wife, Jaynie) Poff of Dallas, Texas; four grandchildren Hayley, Lillian, Emma and Charles “C.J.”; sister Patricia (and husband, Bob) Yeargain of Austin, Texas; niece Jennifer (and husband, Dean) Fisher of Austin, Texas; nephew Scott (and wife, Mary) Yeargain of Sugarland, Texas; five great nephews Jonathan, William, Andrew, Davis and Max and many loving friends.

A memorial service will be held Monday, August 16 at 10:00 a.m. at The Heights Church in Richardson, Texas.  Those who wish to remember Maggie in a special way may make contributions to the Prayer Shawl or Quilted Blessings ministries of The Heights Church in her memory.

“She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith.”


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Arrangements under the direction of:

Aria Cremation Service and Funeral Home

19310 Preston Road

Dallas, Texas 75252

(214) 306-6700

17 replies on “Poff, Margaret "Maggie" Jean (Torrence)”

Susan & Fabio Pintchovski says:

Our thoughts are with the Yeargain and Poff families. Maggie’s
determination to live life fully with joy and to transition with dignity
leaves all with a legacy
of what it is to be our
best human selves. Sending our condolences , Susan and Fabio Pintchovski

Michael D Rogers says:

Ms.Maggie,such an inspiration to all. A life well lived, she gave me advice one time, live day by day, enjoy the day, Love the Lord, spread the Gospel.

Rita and David Greet says:

Ron and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss of Maggie. She was your life and will be missed. Prayers and thoughts for you and your family.

Mike Dunlap says:

Mrs. Poff was beloved, respected and always there to listen to all our problem growing up. She taught us many valuable lessons and her laughter and stories will forever echo in my memory. You were larger than Life Mrs. Poff. Our condolences to the entire Poff Family.
-Lindy & Mike Dunlap

Rick & Linda Hagler says:

Our hearts are heavy over the loss of a very special lady. Maggie was a true treasure. We send our condolences, thoughts and prayers to all the Poff families and relatives. Rick and Linda Hagler

Robbie and Suzanne Hazelbaker says:

This is just heartbreaking. To see the family who just adored Maggie and Ron so much, have to go through this with God’s grace. We know she is in Heaven, and finally feeling no pain. You all will live your life, and each one of you will see her again. God is great! Ron, if we can do anything for you , please don’t hesitate to ask.
Love, Robbie and Suzanne Hazelbaker

Cheryl-Ann says:

I was blessed to know and love this wonderful woman. Her joie d’vivre was infectious. May God bless and fill you all with the memories of her good life.

JoAnna Nicodemus says:

Ron, I am so very sad to hear about Maggie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

Leslie Schmidt says:

What a beautiful person that blessed so many lives. Maggie knitted a prayer Shaw for my husband Gary. We were so touched by her sweet thoughtfulness. May your lives be filled with beautiful memories to carry you through.

Margaret luttrell says:

To the family of Maggie Poff – thank you for all of the encouraging , confidence, and good wishes you gave her. She knew she was well loved.

Pati Strauss says:

Maggie I loved you and will miss you, my friend. To the Poff family, I so sorry.I am here for you anytime.

Rita Siemer says:

Dear Ron, I am so sorry to hear of the death of Maggie. My sincere condolences to you and all your family.

Anonymous says:

Gala Partlow I have thought of Maggie so often when driving in their neighborhood. She was , indeed, so creative. nd when it was projects for Aggie Moms, she was the best. I’m blessed to have known and worked with her. Prayers for the family.

Allen Prendergast says:

Dear Ron and the boys
Our prayers and sympathy go out to the Poff Family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Jahron Strother says:

So very sorry for the loss of Maggie. We had a lot in common. I’m from Richardson and retired from RISD. Small world. We bought Kim & Mike’s house. So sorry, Ron

Brad and Lisa Johnson says:

Ron, we are so sorry to hear about Maggie. What a special lady with such a special smile. She will be so missed. Our thoughts snd prayers are with you snd your family during this time.

Sandy Garza says:

Dearest Ron, I was so very sorry to hear of Maggie’s passing. The only thing that sustains us during these unfair times, is that we will all be together once again at our Fathers house. It’s promised. And we beleive. My heart aches for you and your family. God be with you all during this time of healing.

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