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Margaret Hart HASENZAHL Obituary

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HASENZAHL, Margaret Hart beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt, passed peacefully on August 7, 2014. She was just shy of her 92nd birthday. In her long and happy life, Margaret was an author, a teacher, and a nature lover, driven by a strong intellectual curiosity, a sense of adventure, a rare wit, and a principled sense of good. She was born in Dayton Ohio on September 6, 1922, the oldest of 3 children. She graduated from Stivers High School in 1940, and in 1943 she married Walter Hasenzahl, with whom she had 4 children. Margaret received her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and her MEd from the University of Florida. After Walter's passing in 1984, Margaret moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, where she lived for 27 years, many of which she served as a valued volunteer at the Oregon Zoo. Margaret's proudest and most admired accomplishment was her authorship of a collection of short stories chronicling her recollections of her childhood called A Pocket Full of Buckeyes. Her tender and nostalgic anecdotes vividly recall an America of the past as seen through the eyes of a precocious and imaginative child. Margaret is preceded in death by her husband Walter, an infant son Walter, her brothers Jim Hart and David Hart, and her parents Frances and Erskine Hart. She is survived by her loving children and their spouses, Jim Hasenzahl (Lee), Fred Hasenzahl (Cathy) and Peggy Edwards ( Jack); 8 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; 6 nieces and nephews; 2 sisters-in-law and many close friends around the country. She is dearly missed. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the Woodland Cemetery in Dayton. Remembrances may be made in Margaret's Honor to The .

Published in Dayton Daily News on Aug. 14, 2014
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