June 16, 1923 - May 25, 2013
It is with great sadness that the Scholl family announces the passing of their mother, Margaret G. (Archer) Scholl on May 25, 2013. Margaret was born June 16, 1923 in Vallejo, CA to James M. Archer and Margaret E. (Hanns) Archer (a descendant of the Hanns pioneer family). She was baptized at St. Vincent's Catholic Church. She graduated from St. Vincent High School (Class of 1941) and was joined to the love of her life, Francis (Frank) N. Scholl of Fairfield on Jan. 12, 1943, in the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.
Margaret and Frank lived in Fairfield since 1949 where they raised their children: Nick (Marilyn) of Winters, Tom (Patti) of Suisun, Dave (Pat) of Dixon, Dennis (Karen) of Somerset, TX, Gerry (Sally) of Woodland, Regina (Mike) Adams of Lake Mills, Iowa, Lorna (Curt) Schroeder of Phuket, Thailand, Mary Williams of Los Angeles, Paul (Gwen) of Sacramento, Maggie (Tom) Graney of Rosemount, MN, and Don (Becky) of Manteca.
During her lifetime, Margaret was an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Fairfield and the Legion of Mary. Her devotion to her faith was seen not only through her prayers but through her actions. Margaret dedicated over 40 years to the Legion of Mary, holding every office of the Fairfield chapter. She initiated and organized Eucharistic Adoration at Holy Spirit Church. Her works extended to visitations of many ill and elderly parishioners, and the offering of the Holy Sacrament to many people in her role as Eucharistic Minister. Margaret was truly a loving servant of God. Her message to everyone in her final days was, "Love never dies".
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; brother, James Archer, and sister, Lorraine Gaser. Her legacy of love lives on through her 11 children, 36 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren - in whom she took tremendous pride and who brought her great happiness throughout her life.
Visitation will be at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Thursday, May 30 from 5 to 8 p.m., with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1050 N. Texas St., Fairfield on Friday, May 31, at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Alphonsus Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1070 N. Texas St., Fairfield, CA 94533; Alpha Pregnancy Resource Center, 138 S. Orchard Ave., Vacaville, CA 95688 or to Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), 5817 Old Leed Rd, Irondale, AZ 35210.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Nadeau Family Funeral Home, 707-455-7700. www.nadeaufuneralhome.com.
Published in The Reporter on May 29, 2013