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Obituaries

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Margaretha "Meka" Crosby

Margaretha (Meka) Crosby of Tiburon, age 76, died on May 19, 2017, after a long illness. Born in Arvika, Sweden, Meka immigrated to America at age 22 to join her sister, Marianne. Awed by the beauty of San Francisco, she exclaimed, "I have truly come home!" Eventually she became an American citizen, married Bill Crosby and moved to Marin.

Meka worked for FM Global first in San Rafael, then San Francisco and finally in Walnut Creek until her retirement. She was an active and involved member of the Holy Innocents Episcopal Church. She loved golf and was a devoted 49er fan.

Meka's beautiful blue eyes sparkled, her smile lit the room, her laughter was contagious and the aromas rising from her kitchen were tantalizing. "Her home," said her nephew Douglas, "was an oasis."

She had a courage and toughness few posses. After a difficult day of chemotherapy or radiation she came home to a dollhouse she had picked up at a thrift shop. She decorated it with a joyful whimsy and élan. Someday she hoped a child, possibly a child with cancer, would enjoy it.
Meka's daughter, Karin, and husband, Bill, predeceased her. She is survived by her sister; three step-children; her granddaughters, Sophia and Claire Johnson; son-in-law Brent Johnson and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 17 at Holy Innocents Episcopal Church, 2 Tamalpais Drive, Corte Madera.

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