September 15, 1917 ~ December 17, 2004
STANGE, MARGARET PEARL of Redondo Beach, passed away on Friday, December 17, 2004. She was born Sept. 15, 1917 in Nebraska and worked at Garrett Airesearch for many years. Survivors include her devoted children; Sons, Peter and Leo Merten, Daughters, Diana Cooley, Margaret Voecks and Jackie Rawlings. Also left to mourn her passing are her Sister, Mabel Jackson, Brother, Charles Mahafey, her seventeen Grandchildren and many Great Grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her beloved Son, William C. Merten. Visitation will be at WHITE & DAY COLONIAL MORTUARY, 901 W. Torrance Blvd. (at Prospect Ave.), Redondo Beach, CA 90277 on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.. The Service will be in the chapel on the grounds of Pacific Crest Chapel , 2701 W. 182nd St. (at Inglewood Avenue), Redondo Beach, CA 90278 on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow in the cemetery there.
I remember “Pearl” as she was known to me back in 1968-1979, she was secretary to the Chief Engineer of Dept. 93-9. I was a new engineer and she acted as a buffer between myself and the all male engineers in the Dept. I will always remembered her for her kindness. My condolences to her family, I know she will be missed.
Grandma will always inspire me to be a strong, and gentle person, to laugh with ease and to cherish the family. My deepest sympathies too my mother, her brothers, sisters, and to the entire family. Many thankyous to Peggy for putting up my brother and I for the night, and my mothers dear sweet friend Pat for all her support. Julie