Margaret (Marge) Clark Gomme passed away peacefully on May 24, 2011 at the age of 89. Born in Paisley, Scotland on Dec. 24, 1921 to William and Mary Andrew, she immigrated to Kearny, New Jersey with her family including brother William, Jr. (Bill). Marge joined the Army-Air Corps (WAACS), training as a tower operator during WWII, and met her husband, the late Lt. Col. Gerald E. Gomme, at Dover Air Field, Delaware. They married at the "Little Church Around the Corner" in New York, and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma while her husband attended engineering school. The family moved to Manhattan Beach. Marge worked as an executive secretary for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). She also went to college and received her AA degree from El Camino. Marge spent many hours volunteering at a multitude of organizations including the Manhattan Beach seniors club. She is survived by her three children and six grandchildren; daughter Terry (Carley and Blake), son Rick (Shasta and Liko) and Janis Gomme Campbell (Jillian and Chase). Internment will be at Riverside National Cemetery. Coffee reception in her memory at White & Day Mortuary on Sepulveda in Manhattan Beach between 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 31. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her honor to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

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  1. I am so sad to hear of the passing of your mom. I was her physical therapist and truly enjoyed her cheery nature and incredible independence. I am still growing the succulent she brought in from her garden and think of her every time I go to water it. She truly loved her family, talked about you often. She will be missed!

  2. Marge certainly touched everyone she met with humor and grace. I am glad to have had the pleasure of getting to know her while being her physical therapy aide. I think of her when I bring my reusable bags to the store as she carried her blue bag with her everywhere. She will be missed and memories of her will be treasured.

  3. Gomme’s Family ~ Marge’s humor will be missed during our Senior Resource Committee meetings. Transportation was Marge’s issue. I can hear her saying, “Dial-A-Ride can drive to the destination, but cannot pick me up to get home! ” Love ya Marge ~ Beth

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