When I moved back to the Valley in 1999 I lived in Clarkston and every day during the school year I saw Margie leading children across 5th Street. She took her job as a crossing guard seriously. All those children were safe in her caring hands. I looked forward to her waves and smiles as I drove to my job at Juniper Meadows. She touched people by her caring attitude - young and old!
Margie was a humble woman, free of all pride and presumption! Her goal in life seemed to be loving and caring for her family. She loved those grandkids so unconditionally. I sat with her last Friday night and listened as she talked about Kole when he played in the Jazz Band at a recent dance at the Elks. Nothing made her more proud than telling those grandkids how special they were. Even famous musicians have not received such glowing affirmation. She gave up her own desires over the years for holiday celebrations in Lewiston to be with her Dad in Weippe, who wanted to celebrate holidays in his home. She devoted her life to her dad, Ken, to her husband, Bob, and her girls, Lanette and Holly, and then the grandkids.
Larry just sent this picture via Email - it speaks volumes for the love Margie had for Kaitlyn.