MARGARET (LINTON) KRETSCHMAR
October 26, 1932 ~ July 15, 2015
Margaret Linton Kretschmar died peacefully, surrounded by her daughters, sister, and caregivers on July 15, 2015. She was born October 26, 1932 in Boston, MA. A graduate of Mt. Holyoke College and Columbia School of Occupational Therapy, she came to the Pacific Northwest in 1959 to work at the Oregon Health Sciences University where she met and married Paul O. Kretschmar, a physician with the Vancouver Clinic. Margaret was known for her devotion to her daughters and their public schools in Vancouver. She had an adventuresome spirit and loved gardening and entertaining in her home. Margaret was very active with the Clark County Medical Auxiliary, serving as President for a number of years. She was an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, particularly the Portland Opera and Oregon Ballet Theater, where she served on the board for many years.
Margaret is survived by four daughters, nine grandchildren, and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her daughter in 1968 and her husband in 2008.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Oregon Ballet Theater or the Portland Opera.
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