Feb. 1, 1930-Dec. 22, 2021
Margaret was born on February 1, 1930, in Gray’s Landing, PA. She was the youngest child of John and Mary Matejcik, who moved to PA from Czechoslovakia in the early 1900s. She graduated from Masontown High School in Fayetteville, PA before moving to San Francisco with a friend from PA in the early 50s and took a job as phone operator and later booking passengers at Bonanza Airlines. Margaret met her husband Clyde, an air-traffic controller, while working for Bonanza. They fell in love, were married, and welcomed their daughters Dale in 1956 and Janice in 1958. They moved often in the early years following Clyde’s work, eventually settling in Pleasanton. She and Clyde built a successful downtown business as they raised and cherished their family. While in Pleasanton, Margaret developed tastes for good food and wine, horse racing, and golf. She also traveled widely, visiting every continent except Antarctica.
Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her granddaughter Morgan Arnold of Huntington Beach, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde and daughters Janice and Dale. Her loving spirit and witty sense of humor will be missed by all who knew her.