Margaret left us on February 5, 2013 at the age of 95. She was alert, comfortable and at peace to her last day. Margaret was born in Selah, Washington on October 6, 1917, to William and Mary Simpson. She married Bill Hoard in 1937. They moved their family from Wenatchee, Washington, to Northern California in 1959 and resided in San Rafael, Guerneville and Santa Rosa. Margaret created beautiful gardens at each of their homes. Bill predeceased her in 2008 after 71 years of marriage. She is survived by her daughter, Janet and son-in-law, Joaquin Sanchez of Santa Rosa; her son, William, of Seattle; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Feb. 9 to Feb. 13, 2013