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Mary Margaret "Samie" Kirk

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Mary Margaret "Samie" Kirk Obituary
Mary Margaret
Kirk "Samie"

Mary passed away October 28, 2011 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born November 3, 1918 in Petaluma, Ca to Bill and Mary Price. Samie enjoyed an idealistic small town childhood in Petaluma. She met and then married Charles Daniel Kirk in 1938. They moved to San Pedro in 1942 where they raised their 5 children. Samie became very involved at Mary Star of the Sea Church and School. She read the gospel at Sunday Mass, coordinated funeral services and taught catechism to special needs children. This teaching evolved to her founding The Going Out Club, a foundation for special needs people which still exist today. Samie was preceded in death by her husband, Dan; her sons, David and Roger; and a sister, Priscilla Barrow. She is survived by her sons, Tommy and wife, Christi and Doug and wife, Lynn Kirk; daughter, Patricia Kirk; brothers, Bill and Harry Price; sister, Betty Skelton; 6 grandchildren 8 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass will be offered on Thursday, November 3, 2011, 10:30 a.m. at Mary Star of the Sea Church. Interment will be private. Donations may be made in Samie's name to The Going Out Club, 1508 Caddington Dr., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits. You are also welcomed to leave the family a message at www.mcnerneysmortuary.com.
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Published in Daily Breeze on Nov. 1, 2011
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