Margaret Ann Harper
Margaret, beloved wife of Walter died of internal medical problems in Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara on 3rd January 2017 after her admission on 31st December 2016.
She requested no medical interventions and just wanted to die peacefully. She received last rites and Holy Communion from Father “Mike” with her family just before her passing. Walter and her family watched over her as she slowly passed away. She leaves three daughters, Wendy, Lucy, Ruth and son Paul, three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
Margaret was born in Pickering, Yorkshire England on 25th September 1922. She was married to Walter for 70 years. Sadly, their 70th wedding anniversary was 2nd January 2017.
She was a long time member of San Roque Church and went to the Rosary meetings every Thursday and attended a small Rosary group meeting in members’ homes every Tuesday morning. She also was on the Prayer “Hot Line” where persons in need could call her for solace.
Margaret was a prolific knitter and every year sent about 30 pairs of knitted slippers to her church and a care group in Guam. She loved cruising and went on 84 cruises to places all over the world.
She was a quiet, aware, and a wonderful wife and mother and was loved by all she knew. She was so good to her husband Walter and there were so many things he still wanted to tell her. She knew he loved her and will treasure her memory till they meet again in Heaven.
There will be a Rosary Celebration in San Roque Church on Saturday January 21, 2017 at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Margaret’s name may be made to Direct Relief Organization 27 S. La Patera Lane, Santa Barbara, CA 93117, USA