Margaret Stratton passed away peacefully at the age of 73 on May 4th, 2017 in Houston, TX due to complications associated with cancer. Margaret was born on May 15th, 1943 in Oklahoma City, OK to Charles Gillespie and Nell Wilson Burt. She was raised by her mother, Nell Burt, and her Aunt, Gladys Jarworski, growing up in Douglas, Arizona. She graduated from Douglas High School in 1961. Margaret went on to graduate from the University of AZ in 1968 with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Journalism. After her move to Texas in 1968 she began her advertising/ promotion career at KIKK radio then on to KTRH/KLOL And KNUZ/KQUE in sales. After a time at ADvantage Associates she found her love and calling with movie promotions. She spent over 30 years working in the movies with ABC, Plitt, Cineplex Odeon, and ending her career with Alvin Guggenheim & Associates, Moroch Entertainment/Sly Fox. Along her journey, Margaret was co-owner and co-founder of KWES FM radio.
Margaret was incredibly passionate and proud of her family. She is survived by her children; Tami Weitkunat and husband Mike of Cypress, TX; Tom Conway of Conroe, TX; Tim Conway of Spring TX; and step daughter, Jenny Rollit of Arlington OH; seven grandchildren; Tiffany, Tara, Bradley, Ashli, Sydney, Jayce and Natalie. We’re all forever blessed to have had her in our lives. Please share your favorite memories, stories and photos of Margaret in her guestbook below, and share this page with those who knew her. A celebration of life will be held on May 24th at the Edward’s Marq’e Theatre at 7620 Katy Freeway Houston, TX 77024 doors open at 1:00 P.M.

14 thoughts on “Margaret Stratton

  1. Godspeed Margaret! What a life you lived! You have left a beautiful legacy in your children and grandchildren. I pray that The Peace that surpasses all understanding, can carry and sustain them in their loss, grief and adjustment to life without you here.

  2. A great loss for many, Margaret will forever be in our hearts. I am so grateful for the happy memories of time spent in her company. An angel has gone home.

  3. So sad to hear of the passing of Margaret! She was a beautiful person inside and out. Always smiling and made you feel welcomed. She will be missed by all who had the chance to meet her. Rest in peace Ms. Margaret!

  4. Sincere wishes of comfort to Miss Margaret ‘s family. She was a very sweet lady, a pleasure to be around. I will miss her especially when going to film promos. I loved her smile and she and my Mom always checked each other’s jewelry, so after my Mom passed, Miss Margaret brought sweet memories for me. May she rest in peace in the house of the Lord.

  5. Margaret was a screen gem. Theres is always a seat saved for her at the movies.

    T. J. Callahan
    Film Critic

  6. Margaret was a kind and generous person with a great zest for life. We enjoyed attending many movie previews and sharing feedback with her. We will miss her lovely smile and warm spirit. Our deepest sympathies to the family for your loss. Judy Lee & Tim Toy

  7. Margaret Stratton was a wonderful person. She was beautiful on the outside, but especially on the inside. Her thoughtfulness was always evident in the positive way that she treated all persons, no matter their race, religion, nationality, ethnic group, sex, or LGBT. Margaret was also an incredible humanitarian who always worked to improve all the world’s peoples. Diane and I will always picture Margaret at the Pearly Gates helping the Lord welcoming the good people into Heaven.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and paraders are with you, Tami, and your family.

    Diana And Mike

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