Margaret Marie Luth Thompson passed away peacefully on Monday, May 11th, 2020 at Serenity House in Santa Barbara. At 93 years young, she lived a long and beautiful life, filled with love. Margaret was born to Opal and August Luth on November 3, 1926 in Davenport, Iowa and grew up in Muscatine, Iowa. She met the love of her life Paul Thompson while playing baseball in the alley. They fell in love and were married on Christmas Eve in 1944 in Las Vegas, Nevada and had 6 children Nancy, Randy, Sally, Patsy, Cindy and Peggy. After relocating to Santa Barbara in 1965 they successfully operated Santa Barbara Screen & Shade until 2009 They were hands on loving parents to their 6 children and lived a very active life playing in bowling leagues for decades, listening to big band music, gardening and traveling. Family came first and was everything to her and she was everything to her family. She organized numerous family gatherings throughout the years. They also shared a love for playing cards, especially pinochle and rummy with their grandkids. She was affectionately known as Grandma Peach, named by her first granddaughter Allegra because they picked peaches and made peach ice cream together. “Grandma Peach” will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by her 9 grandchildren, Allegra, Reyna, Solana, Tracy, Lianna, Ryan, Rene, Lisa and Evan and her 7 great-grandchildren Ciela, Kaliyah, Serena, Paloma, Izabella, Santino and Zaira, as well as her 2 great-great grandchildren, Amarina and Isaiah. She is preceded in death by her husband Paul and daughter Cindy. She is survived by twin sisters Deloris Jolley and Dorothy Luth Osbon as well as numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. We will all miss her but find great comfort that she is now reunited in heaven with her beloved husband of 67 years Paul, daughter Cindy and many loved ones. Heaven gained one of the finest angels on earth.
A small private graveside service was held for immediate family. In the future when gatherings are allowed, we will have a mass and celebration of life for her extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to Visiting Nurse Association or St. Raphaels Church. The family would also like to thank Pueblo Del Rey for their personal touch in handling funeral arrangements.