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Margaret Lindgren


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Margaret Lindgren Obituary
September 2, 1930 - January 13, 2018
Margaret Lindgren, a member of the Immaculate Heart Community for 20 years, died on January 13 at age 87. She was born in Canton, Ohio to missionary parents who served in China, so she spent four childhood years in Shanghai. After returning to the U.S., the family settled in Claremont, CA. Margaret married Arne Lindgren, and they had two children, Disa and Alan. She because became a nurse and worked at a Hawai'ian plantation hospital, followed by a clinic, nursing home, elementary school, and she served as the health care coordinator for the Immaculate Heart Community Residence in Los Angeles for 9 years. Raised in the Congregational and United Methodist churches, Margaret was deeply spiritual, a woman of prayer and service to those in need. She participated in ecumenical and interfaith gatherings and activities. An enthusiastic presence at meetings and marches, she was committed to doing the work of justice and peace. She advocated for human rights, women's rights, immigrants and refugees, farm workers, and the environment. Ever hopeful and buoyant, Margaret enjoyed the company of family, friends, and Community members. She will be remembered for her generosity, kindness, and happy spirit, and always being grateful for God's blessings. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Disa, and son, Alan. Her two brothers pre-deceased her. A memorial service to honor Margaret's life will be held on Sunday, January 28, at 2:00 p.m. at Culver-Palms United Methodist Church, 4464 Sepulveda Blvd., Culver City, CA 90230 Donations in Margaret Lindgren's memory may be made to Immaculate Heart Community, 5515 Franklin Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90028.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 19 to Jan. 27, 2018
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