Margaret C Brake
February 13, 1946  -  February 23, 2019

Margaret C Brake

Margaret (Marge) Catherine Brake, 73, a 40-year resident of Las Vegas, passed away at home unexpectedly on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Born in Kansas on February 13, 1946, she was the fifth child of Anthony and Rose Marie Brake of Kinsley, Kansas.

She graduated with an Aerospace Engineering and Civil Engineering degree from the University of Kansas in Lawrence. She obtained a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.

She worked as a civil engineer at Vandenberg AFB in Lompoc CA, for the Santa Barbara County highway department, and for Federal Highways. In 1979 she moved to Las Vegas and worked for Reynolds Electrical and Engineering Co (REECo) at the Nevada Nuclear Test Site and at the Tonopah Test Range. She also worked for other government contractors throughout her career. She was very proud of her work on a segment of the I-210 freeway in Pasadena and also of her work on various roadways in the Las Vegas valley.

She loved rooting for her alma mater Kansas Jayhawks teams. She loved her dogs, especially the American Eskimo breed. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling for many years.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers Kenneth (Eleanoria) and Larry Brake. She is survived by her brother Emmett Brake (Judy) of Kinsley, her 3 sisters: Bernadette Burghart of Boulder, CO; Theresa Brake of Kinsley and Jaye Brake (Bob Campbell) of Las Vegas, and 6 nephews and 10 nieces. She is also survived by her two dogs: Angel, an American Eskimo and Shanna, a rescue dog from Hurricane Katrina.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 8.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9.
Both are at the Davis Funeral Home, 1401 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89146.
A memorial service will be held in Kansas at a later date.

The family suggests donations be made to your charity of choice


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  1. Jeannette and Ed Lininger
    Sterling, CO

    So sorry for your loss. Deepest sympathies.

  2. Kenny and Julie Ackerman
    Offerle,, KS

    We want to extend our sympathy to the family of Marge Brake. We are praying for you all and our thoughts are with you throughout this loss of your family member.

  3. loretta c buczek
    depew, NY

    Deepest sympathies are extended to you and family on the passing of Marge.

  4. Mary Ann Ikbal
    Austin, TX

    Our thoughts are with you Jaye and your family on the painful passing of your dear sister. I am grateful for the opportunity to know Marge. I know she will be missed dearly. Mary Ann Ikbal

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