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Margaret May "Maggie" Crihfield Brown
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Birth: Nov. 2, 1923
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 2011
Long Beach
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Margaret May Crihfield was born November 2, 1923, in Long Beach, California to Clarence and Lura Crihfield. She had one sister, Eleanor, eight years her senior. When she was a little girl living on 4th Street, Margaret picked and sold figs to earn money for the family.

Margaret attended Freemont Elementary School, Jefferson Jr. High and Woodrow Wilson High School. She was a good student and especially enjoyed music classes (she played the violin and piano), business courses and physical education. She was a tomboy and an "All American Girl". Margaret took some courses at Long Beach City College, including chemistry, which she would later use in her job as a medical assistant, and cake decorating, a class her family would benefit from in years to come.

In 1944, Margaret met a handsome young man named Milo Brown at Belmont Heights Methodist Church and the rest is history. They married in 1949 and produced three children: Steve born in 1951, Sue in 1953 and Karen in 1957. They brought their first home in 1952 on Rutgers Avenue, where they lived until 1979. She and Milo have numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

Margaret was known for being a wonderful wife, mother and homemaker. She loved the Lord first and foremost and then her family. She liked to tell everyone that "she had the best family in the world." The Browns' extended family has a yearly family reunion a tradition that has lasted over 25 years.

Throughout the years, Margaret, Milo and their children took many wonderful vacations, including trips to Europe, Hawaii, Alaska, Panama Canal and just about every state in the union.

Margaret loved being a fireman's wife and always supported Milo in his work. As long as she was able, Margaret was involved in church activities. She was a Deacon and Elder and especially enjoyed being on the Stewardship Committee. Most of her best friends are ones she made through church. Margaret was also a volunteer at Pacific Hospital, Boy Scouts and Camp Fire.

Maggie May (as Milo often called her) had a special appreciation of nature. She enjoyed watching and identifying birds and was always picking up "pretty" stones and taking them home (there are many lying around the Brown's home).

Margaret contracted polio in 1948 and was diagnosed with post-polio syndrome in 2001. This condition crippled her body but not her mind or spirit. She had a keen sense of humor, as was evidenced by some of her cute sayings such as: "I may not be fast but I sure am slow" and "I hope wherever my mind went, it's having a good time".

As her faith sustained her throughout her life, it also completed her hope in the promise of life everlasting with her Savior, Jesus Christ. Please rejoice with Margaret's family that she is now free from pain and exactly where she has wanted to be for many years. Margaret May Crihfield Brown, we are all blessed to have known you.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Clarence Cleveland Crihfield (1880 - 1957)
  Lura May Wynn Crihfield (1889 - 1966)
 
 Sibling:
  Eleanor L Crihfield Kahl (1915 - 1999)*
  Margaret May Crihfield Brown (1923 - 2011)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered at sea.
 
Created by: LK Young
Record added: Mar 30, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 127170203
 

Auntie Margaret, you were the best aunt - ever.
- LK Young
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
 
 
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