Margaret Estella Flack |

Margaret Estella Flack

Margaret Estella Flack died Aug. 8, 2002, in Casper, Wyo. She was 89.

Flack was born Sept. 20, 1912, in Comstock, Neb., to Louis H. and Ora (Sillivan) Watson. She received her early education in Sergeant, Neb., and in 1928, moved with her family to a ranch near Craig.

In 1933, stories of plentiful job opportunities lured her to Denver where she worked for a printing and engraving company. She exchanged letters with a young man she met in Craig and on April, 21, 1934, she married Joseph R. Flack in Unity Church in Denver with only friends and the minister in attendance. The couple surprised family members in Craig with the announcement of their union.

Friends speculated the marriage, which began with an elopement, would never last, but for the next 61 years, they were seldom apart.

After the Craig Refinery closed, the family transferred with Texaco to Casper in 1948. In 1952, the Flacks started a wholesale cosmetic firm they named White Cap Distributing. Over the next 35 years, it expanded into a statewide wholesale outlet for domestic and imported beers. Flack was a true partner in the business, keeping books and sharing in financial decisions.

Flack had many interests. She enjoyed sewing and quilting, was a fine cook and an even better fly fisherman. Her family relied on her unwavering strength and determination.

Flack is survived by her children, Douglas and Leigh Flack and Janie and Rich Nelson, all of Casper; grandchildren, Ember Flack of Casper and Joey Flack of Beaverton, Ore.; brothers, Bob Watson, of Casper and Jack Watson, of Midlothian, Texas; sisters, Carrie Goree, of Orlando, Fla., Virginia Quesnoy and Louise Ward of Littleton, Colo.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph; and one brother, Chester Watson.

Services were Aug. 13, 2002, in Craig.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate memorials to the Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 S. Wilson St., Casper, WY 82601, or to the charity of your choice.

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