Obituary: Margaret McWilliams |

Obituary: Margaret McWilliams

Margaret made her peaceful transition on June 30, 2014, surrounded by five generations of her family.

She was born on March 26th, 1920 in San Jose, California to Joseph Elmer Morrish and Katherine Gail Shortridge Morrish.

She graduated from Sequoia High School and attended San Jose State College where she won medals as an accomplished swimmer. She was blessed with a beautiful voice and sang professionally for a time.

In 1959, Margaret and her husband, Hugh with their children, bravely moved to Kings Beach, California to take ownership of what became North Shore Hardware, which they had for more than thirty years. They also established the Village Hardware in Incline Village, Nevada.

Margaret was a practicing Religious Scientist and an avid reader of Ernest Homes’ work. Margaret loved her spirituality and passed than on to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was preceded in transition by her parents Joseph and Katherine, her sister Mary, her brothers Alfred and Elmer and son Martin.

She is survived by son Charles McWilliams; daughters Lynn McWilliams and Catherine McWilliams; grandchildren Peggy Christianson (Scott) and Trina Himmel; great grandchildren Lindsey Christianson and Logan Christianson, Sean Holton and Troy Holton, all of Reno and Nikki Chase of Ruttledge, Florida; great great grandchildren Chloe Wallace of Ruttledge, Florida and Aaden Holton of Reno.

Family will be having a private memorial service in March of 2015 to coincide with her birth month.

Those wishing to make a donation in her memory may do so to: The Yosemite Fund, 101 Montgomery St., Suite 1700, San Franciso, CA, 94101; or to Center for Spiritual Living Choir, 4685 Lakeside Drive, Reno, NV, 89509.

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