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Gainesville - One of Gainesville's most dedicated activists, Margaret Anne Parrish, died peacefully on March 6, 2013 at the age of 70.

She will be remembered as the personification of activism While she was passionate about variety of issues, closest to her heart were women and children issues. Her courageous and extraordinary contributions earned accolades throughout the community. Her most significant accomplishments were as one of the three women who established the Gainesville Women's Health Center and as co-founder of the Birth Center of Gainesville. She was a friend, a confidant, a caregiver and an inspiration. Her presence in all she did and those whose lives she touched will be missed, but never forgotten.

She is survived by her sister, Martha Kessler, her brothers, Bernie and Charles Parrish, eleven nieces and nephews, numerous cousins and multitudes of friends.

A celebration of Margaret's life will he held at the Gainesville Women's Club located at 2809 W. University Avenue from 1:30 to 4:00 P.M. on Saturday, March 30, 2013 For more information, go to:!/events/534035209970416/?fref=ts

Published in Gainesville Sun from Mar. 24 to Mar. 25, 2013
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