Merillee Waugh, 72 of Glenwood, IA passed away on January 13, 2022 at the Midlands Living Center in Council Bluffs, IA. Private services will be held. Loess Hills Funeral Home in Glenwood is caring for Merillee and her family.
Memorials: Directed to St. John Lutheran Church, Mineola, IA
Merillee Waugh, 72, of Glenwood, IA passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Council Bluffs, IA.
Merillee Mae Rohrberg, one of four daughters of Myron Charles and Alice Clara (Miller) Rohrberg, was born on May 9, 1949 in Council Bluffs, IA. She graduated from Glenwood High School in 1967 and graduated from Business College in Omaha.
Merillee and Ronald Robert Waugh were united in marriage on September 7,1974 in Mineola, Iowa, at St. John Lutheran Church. They met in Phoenix, Arizona, following Ron's military service. Immediately after their wedding, they returned to Phoenix. Two years later they moved to Fairbanks, Alaska. They were true soul mates and did everything together.
Merillee worked as a paralegal for over 20 years at Woods Wyatt and Tucker Law Offices.
Merillee is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Ron; and sister Melodye Blackman.
Merillee is survived by her sisters, Marilyn Hagerbaumer and husband Kevin of Roca, Nebraska, and Michelle Holmes and husband Jim of Pacific Junction, Iowa; brother-in-law Bruce Blackman of Dallas, Texas, sister-in-law, Lynn St. Clair and her husband Robert of Richland, Michigan; extended relatives; and many friends.
"Merillee was such a kind and caring person. Even when challenging circumstances came her way, her inner strength and determination saw her through. She had a flair for style and decorating, and was always up for traveling and new experiences, she especially enjoyed her trips with family. Her love for Ron, her family and her 4 legged best friend Nick (his antics were always a fun conversation) was always evident. I was so fortunate to have her as a friend and will miss her. I hope your happy memories will be a comfort to you.
"Merillee was a good friend of mine for almost 60 years. Very sad to lose her. She is missed. Prayers for her family."
"So sorry to hear of Merillee's passing. Prayers for the family. Jolene Wilcox Justus"
"we are sorry to hear of Merrillee's passing. Our prayers are with you all. we will be sending a memorial to Cancer Society in her memory. Family has been hit hard."