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  1. Mike and Diana Pace
    October 29, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    Our sincere sympathy to the Margaret Alvis family. We will miss this very special lady.


  2. Janice Johnston, Jason Johnston, Freda Bean
    October 30, 2012 @ 11:25 pm

    What great memories we have our our friend. She was a delight. She was always an uplift – not a downer. She gave more through her life with CP than most do perfectly healthy. What Heaven has gained is great.


  3. Donald R Eagleman
    October 31, 2012 @ 12:46 am

    My sympathy to Margaret’s family.

    Margaret was indeed a very special person. I enjoyed many long conversations with her while I was a fellow resident at WestVue. As I recall, she once told me she had a little more than three years of formal education, but she was far from uneducated. Although she wasn’t able to attend school, she made use her siblings books. I remember her telling of one occasion when she helped one of her brothers, who had trouble reading, by reading his lessons while he was out doing chores and teaching them to him when he came in. I didn’t think to ask what grade her brother made, but if Margaret had taken the test I’m sure it would have been an “A”. She also told me that after they moved to town she was close enough to the public library she could walk to it and spent a lot of time there. As further evidence of her intelligence and willingness to learn, she learned to use the computer when she was in her early 70s. It was difficult to feel sorry for yourself when you were around her because her unfailing cheerfulness, in spite of all the handicaps she dealt with throughout her life, made you realize you really didn’t have much to complain about. I miss her and I’m sad that she’s gone, but have only a feeling of joy to know that she can now sing and run and do all those things she could never do here.


  4. Sharon Endicott
    October 31, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    She was a jewel. Her smile would automatically make me smile.


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