My dear friend Margaret was brilliant, loyal, and kind to a fault. We met in Spanish class at U of R 40 yrs. ago and instantly hit it off, our bond originally formed by our both having lived in Mexico. That bond later grew out of a similar sense of humor and zest for Life. Our escapades ranged from common place to legendary and I feel truly blessed to be left with so many great memories.
Margaret was passionate about her many interests and volunteered selflessly. She loved her sisters and friends, the smell of fresh ground Arabic coffee, her garden and horses, and was adventurous in her taste in food. She lived all over the world and embraced each different culture and the people she met there like she embraced Life; with compassion, curiosity, and intelligence.
We read the same magazines to discuss what we thought important in a world " of substance" as she put it. I will miss her each time I check my mail and E-mails for her caring notes. I valued her as one of my most important sounding boards.
Margaret, characteristic of her kindness, checked on my aging parents most Sundays for over 20 yrs. She let Bob and I know all was right with what mattered. It was easy to take for granted the positive spirit she extended to others because she gave it so freely. Her kindnesses stand alone and will remain imprinted on our personal memory forever. She remains eternally my dear, brilliant, kind friend Margaret. I will profoundly miss her and will always remember her in friendship and with love.