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Margaret Emmons Cavanaugh


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Margaret Emmons Cavanaugh
June 16, 1923 - July 29, 2018
Resident of San Lorenzo
Margaret Emmons Cavanaugh left this life at age 95 on Sunday July 29, 2018 in San Leandro, CA. She is survived by her daughters Carly Emmons and Cathy Noble and son-in-law Peter Noble. Margaret has two Exchange Student daughters, Martha Burbano (Juan Carlos Moreno) and Stella Libbi Auday. She is preceded in death by her husbands James Emmons and Lee Cavanaugh. Margie is also survived by grandchildren Jaime Noble Collins (Philip), Garin Noble, Andrea Cid (Josh Greenman) and Joseph Auday. Her grandson Roberto Cid proceeded her in death. On the day of her death Margie was able to meet her infant great grandchildren Della Collins and William Collins. Margie is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great-great nieces and nephews. Margaret June Gregory was born in Moore, Montana and spent her early years on a remote ranch. She and her three siblings rode horseback to a one room school until the family moved into Lewistown, Montana. Margie earned a BS Degree in Nursing at Washington University in Seattle, WA. While in nursing training she met and married Army Air Corp Captain James Emmons. Margie and Jim eventually settled in San Lorenzo CA and were married for 53 years until his death is 1997. They enjoyed raising their children, playing golf and traveling throughout the US and world. Several years following Jim's passing, Margie and Lee Cavanaugh married and had fifteen years together until his passing in 2014. They also enjoyed golf and travel.Margie used her nursing skills throughout her adult life and was well known as the"neighborhood nurse". She also worked in local hospitals and doctor's offices. Margie had a strong belief in serving her community and was a founding member of the San Lorenzo Community Church. She served as PTA President in San Lorenzo schools, volunteered for the American Red Cross, the local chapter of Rainbow Girls, American Field Service and was active in raising funds for the Children's Hospital of Oakland. Margie has left a legacy of love and will be greatly missed by those who knew her. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton from 11 am to 1 pm. Donations may be sent in her honor to Children's Hospital of Oakland or the San Lorenzo Community Church.


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Published in East Bay Times on Sept. 2, 2018
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