Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, November 29, 2013

Secret Millionaires

CashKathleen and Robert Magowan were a pair of elderly twins working middle class jobs and living in a middle class home. Robert died in 2010, and Kathleen died just one year later. It was a shock when it was discovered that the twins left behind a $10 million dollar estate. Attorneys have been sifting through the twins’ accounts for two years. More surprising than the twins’ wealth was their generosity. Kathleen left more than $5 million to 15 charities, neighbors, and relatives. She divided a million dollars between public schools in the area as well as her alma mater. She also left substantial sums to her assisted living facility and her parish.

See What Happens When Your Neighbors Turn Out To Be Secret Millionaires, Huffington Post, Nov. 27, 2013.

Special thanks to David S. Luber (Florida Probate Attorney) for bringing this article to my attention.


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