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Margaretha K. Henry


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Margaretha K. Henry Obituary
December 20, 1936 - July 25, 2017 Margaretha Kersti Henry, age 80, passed away at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. She was born on December 20, 1936, in a town just below the Arctic Circle, Skellefteå, Sweden. She later relocated to Stockholm, Sweden where she began her career working for Scandinavian Airlines as a flight attendant. Margaretha loved to travel, and her routes took her throughout the Middle East and Europe. Little did she know that she would begin a 56-year love affair with her future husband, Tom, 35,000 feet in the air on a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark. They married on November 9, 1963, in Sweden. Soon after, Margaretha immigrated to the United States where they initially settled in Santa Monica, California, and later moved to Orange County where they have lived for over 40 years. Together, they adopted two sons and a daughter. Margaretha gladly devoted her entire life to raising her children and caring for the family. Her selflessness and passion ensured that home was always happy. She especially enjoyed the Christmas holidays where she would decorate every corner of the home with traditional Swedish decorations and would always serve classic Swedish food. Although she was proud of her Swedish heritage, she was honored to become a United States citizen in 1976. Besides focusing on her children, Margaretha was a passionate cook, avid reader and loved the beach. She also enjoyed socializing with friends and her huge smile, and infectious laugh always lit up the room. She is survived by Tom, her loving husband of nearly 54 years; sons Christian (Christa) and Erik (Michelle), daughter Monique and four grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Aug. 2 to Aug. 6, 2017
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