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Margaret "Marg" Peterson MacLane
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Birth: Jun. 17, 1927
Durban
eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Death: Jul. 2, 2003
Lafayette
Contra Costa County
California, USA

Born in Durban, Natal Province, South Africa, where her father was District Sales Manager of Caterpillar Tractor Company. Named Mary Margaret Peterson, her family always called her Margaret; so through usage and a dislike of the name Mary-Margaret, her name has legally changed to just Margaret.

The family returned to Nevada in 1939, where Margaret attended school in Minden, Douglas County. Following a year in Peoria, she returned to Nevada for a brief stint a UNR, before entering UC Berkeley. She graduated from the Physical Therapy school at UC San Francisco in 1948. On Jun 26, 1948, she married James Berkeley Robison (1926-1973), son of Eugene Noel Robison and Myrtis Mai Hearne. They had three children, Susan (1949-2012), Jane (1951-), and Douglas (1955-). They divorced in Seattle in 1957.

On August 9, 1958, in Berkeley, she married Alan Bradford MacLane (1925-), son of William Bradford MacLane and Natalie Fitch Allen. They had one daughter, Laura Jean, born in Walnut Creek in 1965. Margaret joined the Unitarian Church in 1960, sang in the choir, worked in the office and supported social functions. In addition to being a loving mother and spouse, she was an excellent photographer and cook. With Alan she traveled to China, New Zealand, Hawaii, Canada and many times to Mexico. After a two year fight with cancer, she died at home with Hospice care on July 2, 2003.



Obituary, Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, CA), 12 Jul 2003:

MacLane, Margaret Peterson, 76, of Lafayette, died on July 2, 2003. She had been a Physical Therapist at Kaiser Hospital in Walnut Creek. She is survived by her spouse of 45 yrs., Alan. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 19, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church, 55 Eckley Lane, Walnut Creek. 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Leroy Peterson (1885 - 1963)
  Helen Fulton Peterson (1889 - 1977)
 
 Spouses:
  James Berkeley Robison (1926 - 1973)*
  Alan Bradford MacLane (1925 - 2015)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
MARGARET MacLANE
1927 - 2003
 
Burial:
Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church Memoria
Walnut Creek
Contra Costa County
California, USA
 
Maintained by: Alan MacLane
Originally Created by: Earl Abbe
Record added: Mar 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86928743
Margaret Marg <i>Peterson</i> MacLane
Added by: Earl Abbe
 
Margaret Marg <i>Peterson</i> MacLane
Added by: Earl Abbe
 
 
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- Alexandra Montgomery
 Added: Mar. 3, 2015
…giving life the shape of justice. Roots hold me close, wings set me free…
- Earl Abbe
 Added: Mar. 17, 2012
 
 
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