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April 29, 2010
June of 1937 Margaret Purcell graduated from Renton High School and started to work for Singer Sewing Machine Co. and started teaching sewing. It was a natural for her as women would buy a machine and wanted to know how to sew. Margaret had won first prize for her sewing at 4-H clubs in Chicago and San Francisco world fairs.
Margaret taught until her husband passed away, then moved to Aroya Grande to be near her son, James Corcoran, where she passed away.
January 22, 2010
Jim & Sharon,

I was sad to hear of your Mom's passing. I am not big with words and am more the quiet type but your Mom was always very good to me and always made me feel like she was happy to see us when we would invade her home and always made me feel welcome and comfortable. She was a great role model and a great example of how to enjoy life and make the most of what life brings us. I am sure she is up in heaven shaking things up and when I leave this earth I have no problem I will find heaven's gates as I will just have to listen for her her warm and hearty laughter. I will always be thankful that I met her and cherish her memory.
October 20, 2009
I completely agree with Jan and Steve Brueggeman; that is the Margaret I remember. She was one of my favorite cousins and we spent a lot of weekends together when I attended the "U" in Seattle - working in the fish market and going dancing. When we were in Ireland they greeted us with open arms because Margaret was so friendly and also very generous with her "tipping". We spent 10 days sightseeing in Ireland, a week in our forefather's land of Wales, and almost two weeks in England and Scotland. My other two cousins, Beverley Ann Logg Katterman and Billie Jean Lewis Scott were with us in Wales, England and Scotland. Margaret kept the entire bus in a great mood - everyone called the four of us "The Cousins" and the other people on the bus wanted to eat at our table because we had so much fun! Both Margaret and her mother, Aunt Edith, were gifted in many ways. I spent summers with them and they made me a couple dresses for school every summer. I have nothing but wonderful memories of the Purcell family. Her brothers: Lewis, Johnny,Frankie,and Glen were my best friends. I miss them so much. The love in that family was passed on to Margaret's son, Jimmy - he took care of her like she was a queen. Jim and Sharon thank you so much for that. Lovingly, cousin "Sissy" Claudia Dean Young.
July 21, 2009
Jim & Sharon,
"Mrs. C", as Steve and I called your Mom, was bigger than life to all she met. You instantly fell in love with her and wanted to be around her to share in her enthusiasm for life and all life had to offer. I first met your Mom when she would drive our carpool to Mater Dei High School. She made those morning drives to school so much more fun and lively! Your family and Steve's family were friends through church and all you boys worked on cars together in high school. It is through your Mom that Steve and I met and the rest is history! Your Mom's home was always open to all of us for a drop by visit and our boys remember going to the toy room to pick out a toy from "Mr. C"s collection. I remember her stopping by my Mom's house on Steve and my 1st wedding anniversary...Steve was overseas due to return from a 6 month deployment and I was 8 months pregnant. Your Mom. my Mom & I had our own little celebration! She threw me a baby shower at her house for our 2nd son, David and always treated Steve & I and our 3 boys like we were part of her family....she will always be our "2nd mom" to both of us...we have so many wonderful memories of our visits with her and now I know she and your Dad and my Mom and Dad are in heaven going over old times in Huntington Beach!! "Mrs. C" will always hold a special place in our hearts and we are all blessed to have known her......we hope all the wonderful memories you have of her will keep you smiling! Our love to you both...Your Mom and Dad raised a wonderful, loving son.
July 08, 2009
Jim and Sharon;
Margaret will surely be missed, because her zest for life never stopped. My favorite saying from your mother was when I told her, "it is so nice to see you", she would always respond with a smile on her face, "it's nice to be seen"! She always put a smile on my face.

Jim, Kim & the Girls
July 07, 2009
Aunt Margaret - Big smile, bigger heart, biggest family of friends

Aunt Margaret - California, chickens, lemons, knick-knacks, pretty plates and lots of stories

Aunt Margaret - Uncle Jim - Cousin Jimmy - Aloysius and other cute doggies

Aunt Margaret - One of a kind, always kind, way more than kind of missed!

Condolences to her family. Love, Eileen
July 07, 2009
Jim, Sharon and family,
Margaret was a true, and still is, blessing. She was always full of life, positive, fun, adventurous, witty, the list goes on. I guess because she is life. Jim, your mom is with God and is living life to the fullest now. She and Monica are watching over us, most likely laughing with us and felling our pain as well. I can see them together having a great bottle of wine, talking about life and dancing together having fun. There are really no words that can describe this wonderful woman. She will truly be missed but never forgotten. We pray that God would comfort you, Sharon and your family at this time.
July 06, 2009
My believe is that in Heaven there are roosters and chickens. I am sure God and Jim needed Margaret to them because the only thing I ever heard louder than those animals was Margaret's laughter. With love Dave and Colleen
July 05, 2009
I found some old pictures at my Dad's house on a recent visit to K.C. I had 2 wonderful pictures that I intended to mail to Aunt Margaret, which I have now posted to her picture gallery.

Unfortunately, the distance between our families prevented us from spending much time together. I do remember driving to California from Kansas City in the old blue Country Squire station wagon with the silver luggage rack on top (I think I was 6 or 7 years old at the time). I also remember picking lemons in the back yard with the chickens. Most of all, I remember Aunt Maragaret as a woman with a zest for life, which I am sure will continue in Heaven.

- Niece Katie McManus Morris (Betty's daughter)
July 05, 2009
Dear Jim and family,
No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love
or to prepare our hearts for that last good-bye.

- Alarie Tennille

In time, the raw hurt of separation subsides. Then you will hold your wonderful mother in that very special place in your heart reserved only for happy memories of love and joy.

Jim, we so admire your devoted care and concern for your mother. You are truly a gift!

Blessings, Yvonne and Don Maddalena

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