Let her always remain in our hearts and in all the things she loved in the world.
  • 74 years old
  • Born on December 24, 1944 in New York, New York, United States.
  • Passed away on March 15, 2019 in Fresno, California, United States.

This memorial was created in honor of Margaret Helen Stockhill of Raymond, California. Margaret was born on December 24, 1944 in New York and passed on March 15, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Ross, and her daughter, Sarah. In her younger years, Margaret was a boat builder, a backpacker and loved hiking with her dog, Thud. In her older years, she loved dark beer, good grammar and the New Yorker. Throughout her life she had a passion for knowledge and a strong sense of social justice.

Margaret was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all of her friends and family.

Posted by Adeline Shrewsbury on 11th April 2019
My husband, Clarke, daughter Regina, and I spent many unforgettable lovely times (Thanksgivings, Christmases, other gatherings) with Margaret, Ross and Sarah. Margaret will be sorely missed.
Posted by Keith Kirk on 10th April 2019
I will always remember Margaret fondly as a friendly and talented coworker in the USGS Office of the Regional Hydrologist. She was always very caring and we shared many conversations on politics and book recommendations. She took good care of all of us in the office and greatly eased my move from Denver to Menlo Park.
Posted by Karen O'Mara on 10th April 2019
Many years ago, Margaret and I worked a book fair together for the school our kids attended. She was so nice and talkative and organized for that book fair. Later, while I was working a weekend job at Village Lake Apartments, Margaret told me about a job vacancy at the USGS. I thought I wasn't qualified for the job, but Margaret encouraged me to apply. I got the job and am very grateful to her. I was lucky to work with her for several years at the USGS and enjoyed working with her very much. Margaret was appreciated and respected by her colleagues for her hard work and dedicated service. When she retired I missed her a lot. I saw her once after her retirement when she stopped by my house when her and Ross were visiting friends in San Jose. We had coffee and chatted for hours. I wish I had offered her more that day. Miss you Margaret. So sorry Sarah and Ross for the loss of your dear Margaret.
Posted by Heather Hershey on 9th April 2019
Margaret was a wonderful aunt. She came to visit us in Salem when we were children and I have fond memories of her playing her guitar and singing for us. She showed me around Stanford when I was looking at colleges. She never missed my birthday. I always enjoyed her sense of humor, her adventurous spirit, her knowledge, and her passion to support what is right in the world. One of my favorite memories is coming back from a hike at Yosemite to Margaret and Ross waiting with cold beer and big bowl of guacamole and chips. Hanging out on their deck and talking was a little piece of heaven. I will miss her very much.

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