Margaret Estelle (Olson) Webb passed away peacefully 3 days after her 97th birthday in Portland, Oregon.
Margaret was born in Portland, Oregon to Frank Mauritz Olson and Ethel Minnie Benz Olson.
Margaret graduated from Girls Polytechnic High School in Portland, Oregon. She worked for
The Army Corp of Engineers after graduating. She attended Oregon State University majoring
in Home Economics and then worked for Northwest Airlines as a ticket agent. She married
Robert Richard Webb, University Illinois graduate, Theta Delta Chi on October 14, 1950. They
were married 63 years until Bob’s passing in 2013.
She was a member of St Luke Lutheran Church and a lifelong Lutheran. Margaret belonged to
the Broadmoor Women’s Club, the Fir Grove Garden Club, League of Women Voters,
Broadmoor Bridge Club and Assistance League of Portland. She was a devoted animal lover and
always had a dog in her life. She instilled the love of animals in her children. She volunteered for
the American Cancer Society, driving patients to their appointments. Margaret loved music and
had season tickets to the Oregon Symphony for many years. She belonged to a hiking group and
often hiked the trails of the Mt Hood National Forest. She was a beautiful seamstress and loved
to cook family meals.
Margaret and Bob loved their home and took great pride in their yard providing meticulous
maintenance. They played couples bridge often and enjoyed trips to the Oregon Coast with
Margaret is survived by her son Richard, daughter Sharon and son-in-law Tim McCarthy, step
grandson Devlin McCarthy (Jessica) step great granddaughters Madeline and Danica, three
nieces, one in Des Moines, Iowa, one in Denver, Colorado and one in Arizona. She is
predeceased by her husband Robert Richard Webb.
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