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Marguerite Marie Dobbins

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MARGUERITE MARIE DOBBINS Born on January 10, 1908, she passed from this earth on February 20, 2004. After a long, active life she rests in peace. Marguerite grew up in Ely, NV when mining and railroads were the principal industries. She moved with her mother and step father to Oakland in 1927. She graduated high school from Holy Rosary in Woodland, CA, and then graduated in the class of 1931 from Holy Names College. She married Harold Francis Dobbins, whom she'd met at a Holy Names - St. Mary's College dance. While raising a family, she organized and led Girl and Cub Scout activities, served as PTA president at Edison grammar school, participated in parent-school organizations, and worked as a social worker-first for the Catholic Social Service and then for Alameda County, where she specialized in finding foster care for children. Later, she was one of the founding members of the Corpus Christi Senior League. Marguerite was preceded in death by Harold, her husband of 56 years. She is survived by their five children: Eleanor Schooley, of Reno; Harry, of Sacramento; Virginia, of Piedmont; Kathleen and Phil, of Oakland. By their seven grandchildren: Christine Schooley-Stokes, Anna and Stephen Schooley; Christopher, Corinne, and Sean Dobbins; and Ernest Johnson. By her son-in-law, David Schooley and her daughter-in-law, Rolly Dobbins. By her grandson-in-law Walter Stokes. By her brother-in-law Ron Dobbins and the memory of her late brother-in-law, Bernard J. Dobbins; by her sisters-in-law, Sheila and Helen; and by their children and spouses. The Rosary will be recited Monday at 6:00 p.m. at the Grant Miller - John Cox Mortuary, 2850 Telegraph Ave., Oakland; visitation hours are between 3:00 and 8:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at Corpus Christi Church, 322 St. James Dr., Oakland. Burial follows at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Hayward. In lieu of flowers, donations to Holy Names College or the Oakland SPCA.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Feb. 24, 2004
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