Marguerite HANEKAMP

Marguerite passed into the hands of our lord during her sleep on November 3, 2012. Devoted wife of 56 years to the late William John Hanekamp and devoted sister to her late brothers, C.W. and James Oliver (Michigan) and her late sister Martha (Oliver) McCauley (California). She is survived by her son, William James (Arizona), her sister Bonnie (Oliver) Elrod (Michigan), her sister in-law Marge Oliver (Michigan), 12 nephews and nieces, numerous grand nephews and nieces, and her dear friend Horst Von Waaden who she embraced as an adopted German son. Marguerite was the oldest of five children born to Pierce and Myrtle Oliver in the country region of Paris, Tennessee on May, 17, 1920. As a young woman, she resettled in San Francisco as a World War II bride to start a new adventure in her life. She quickly adapted to the Bay area and over the years considered herself an adopted native of Northern California. Her favorite delights in life were sewing, baking, rose gardening, and socializing with her tennis women friends on weekly get-togethers. She was noted for hosting a special Christmas Party for friends and neighbors each year. Special appreciation is extended to her home caregivers Patty and Kimberly who brought great love and friendship to Marguerite during her last year of life. The family also wish to express gratitude to the people at the Star Restaurant for their caring hospitality. An open house will be held at Marguerite's home. Friends can gather there to celebrate her life from 2:00-4:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 18.

Published Online in the Press Democrat from Nov. 13 to Nov. 16, 2012