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Prendergast, Mary Margaret  
Mary Margaret Prendergast Mary Margaret Prendergast (Kitson) passed away on November 6, 2015, in Morro Bay, California. She was born in June 1927 in Denver, Colo., to parents Dennis T. Kitson and Gesuline Foley. Mary along with her parents and siblings (Francis, Paul, Claire and Jim) moved from Denver to Venice, Calif., in 1939. She graduated from Santa Monica High School in 1945. At the age of 19, she obtained her private pilot's license, and later a commercial pilot's license. In 1950 she joined the Ninety-Nines, an all women pilot's organization of which Amelia Earhart was a charter member. She flew in two trans-continental air races through the Ninety-Nines. To support her flying habit she worked in the medical field, later in life becoming a LVN. In 1957 she met and married Gerald F. Prendergast. They had and raised four children, Dennis, Alice, Tim and Gerald. She is predeceased by her parents, siblings, husband, son Dennis and daughter Alice. She leaves behind her sons, Tim and Gerald; brother-in law, Albert Downs; daughter-in-law, Danita; grandsons: Shelby, Loren, Evan and Sean, and great-grandchildren, Logan and Amelia. As well as her close and special friend Bill Griffiths who had been with her through thick and thin. Mary has been cremated. There will be a memorial Mass said on Saturday, December 5th, at 11:00am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Los Osos. A Celebration of Life reception will follow the mass at 418 Mitchell Dr. in Los Osos. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation research, or Alzheimer's research. The family would also like to thank her doctors, personal caretakers, and the nurses of Central Coast Hospice. Sign her guestbook at
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Published in San Luis Obispo Tribune on Nov. 25, 2015
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