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Margueritte Evangeline Godwin

Margueritte Evangeline Godwin - 97, of Lucerne Valley, Calif., passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 5, 2011. Born and raised in Scobey, Mont., she eventually moved with her family to Red Wing, Minn. After attending the University of Minnesota, she and her husband, Dr. Bernard Godwin, moved to Big Bear Lake, Calif., in 1946, where they established a medical practice. Margueritte worked as a registered nurse alongside her husband.

Margueritte and her husband had five children and she was very active in Scouting activities, the Big Bear School board, Eastern Star, and the Big Bear Old Miners Days celebration. She was also an avid card player, both bridge and poker.

In later life, she began a successful real estate career in both Big Bear and Lucerne Valley. She spent the last 15 years of her life in the Apple Valley/Lucerne Valley area, residing in both Jess Ranch and at Rock Spring in Apple Valley.

Margueritte was preceded in death by her son Chuck in 1978 and her husband, Bernard, in 1995. She is survived by four children - Mary Stephan of Big Bear Lake, Raymond Godwin of Huntington Beach, Henry Godwin of Lucerne Valley and Martha Foley of Big Bear City. She is also survived by her brother Paul of Red Wing, Minn., five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

An open memorial service will be held at the Rock Spring Retirement Community, 20594 Bear Valley Road in Apple Valley on Friday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made to the Visiting Nurses Association of the Inland Counties (VNAIC), 12421 Hesperia Rd., Suite 11, Victorville, CA 92395.

"Big Bear Grizzly"  Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2011 4:57 pm
Submitted by: Peggy Hooper