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Margaret Colyear Halvorson


1912 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Margaret Colyear Halvorson Obituary
October 29, 1912 - February 2, 2016 Margaret Colyear Halvorson passed away peacefully at her home on February 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California at the age of 103. Born on October 29, 1912 in Baltimore, Maryland, Margaret grew up in Los Angeles and attended Marlborough School (recently oldest living alumni) then graduated from Beverly Hills High School in 1929. She then attended and graduated from the University of Southern California. She was married to Richard Colyear for 22 years and Dr. Edwin Halvorson for 30 years before their passing's. Over the decades she has supported programs and charities, which specialize in the areas of research, scholarship, youth development, academics, athletics and performing arts. Most notably, Margaret Halvorson has served as an ambassador for the Salvation Army's Way-In Center, which addresses the needs of runaway, homeless and abused youth in Hollywood. She was also awarded the Dean's Medallion by the USC Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center for establishing the Margaret A. Halvorson Emergency Fund to provide support to gerontology students who faced unanticipated emergency expenses. Margaret also provided support to the United Way and Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara. Margaret is survived by her six children, Richard Colyear, June Colyear Kjaempe (Jorgen) Margaret Colyear MacLaughlin (Judge William), Diane Colyear Culp (Charles'Chas'), Barbara Colyear Parkening and Gwen Halvorson Welty (Zane). Grandchildren, Robert Colyear, Randy Goodgame, Jennifer Suvari (Will), Christy Lucchese (Chris) and Devon MacLaughlin. Great grandchildren Jack, Austin & Kate Suvari. Extended Family, Linda Kjaempe and EJ Jenks. Memorial services will be held: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Chapel: Wee Kirk O' the Heather Forest Lawn Memorial Park 1712 S Glendale Ave. Glendale, CA 91205
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2016
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