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Margaret Ann Gannon Obituary
Margaret Ann Gannon October 30, 1932- September 25, 2013 Magaret was born in Bakersfield, CA to Delmore and Julia Sampson on October 30,1932. Margaret passed away, in her home, with family present, on September 25, 2013. Visitation will be Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, from 4-8 pm. Her memorial service will be Friday, October 4, 2013 at Hillcrest Memorial Park, at 1:30 pm. She had two brothers, David & Delmore, and two sisters, Edith & Edna, all of which preceded her in death. Margaret attended Horace Mann Elementary School and graduated from East Bakersfield High School. Margaret married the love of her life, William Henry Gannon in June 1951. They were married 53 years, until his death in 2004. She had four children- Patsy, Catherine, William, and Christine. Bill and Margaret loved to go camping and fishing with their children and so many other family members, spending several summers at Shake Camp and Hume Lake. Margaret worked part-time at the Phone Company, and later at the Ben Franklin Store in East Bakersfield during the holiday season, making sure her family had a wonderful Christmas. Margaret was very active in the Kern County Fire Department Retirees organization. Her and Bill assisted with the preparation of the annual BBQ, and then helping serve the members, with the meals. They also attended the annual trips to Stateline and Laughlin, which was the highlight of her year ( Mom loved the slots !!!) Margaret was also active in the Sugamo Prison organization, attending many of the annual reunions. Bill was a guard at the prison after World War II. Margaret was preceded in death, by her parents, her husband, and her siblings. She is survived by her daughters Patti Rodgers, Catherine Kibbey and her husband, Tim, Christine Conrad and her husband Jerry, and her son Bill, and his wife Lynn; grandchildren, Michelle Stevens and her husband Jeromy, Lori Kirkland, William Gannon IV, James Gannon, Michael Conrad and his wife Nicole, Jennifer Gannon, Danielle Patterson and her husband James, Jason Kibbey, and Rachel DuVal and her husband Andrew, Sean Bidabe and Jessica Bidabe; great grandchildren, Alex, Mackenzie, William V, Isaiah, Noah, Vance, Ben, Kirsi, Brodie, Micah, Zeva, Carson, Kristian, Joey and soon to be born, Addison. The family would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this time. www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Oct. 1, 2013
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