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Private inurnment took place Aug. 2 at Happy Homestead Cemetery for Margaret May Plimpton, who died of natural causes July 26, 2004, at Barton Skilled Nursing Facility. She was 85.

Margaret was born Oct. 12, 1918, at Oakland, Calif. to Oscar and Stella Chappell. She was one of the last of the old timers of Tahoe. She had been a resident of Zephyr Cove, Nev., since 1920, and wintered at LaQuinta, Calif. When she was young Margaret traveled on horseback to the old Tavern in Genoa and brought back buckets of beer for the cowboys. She enjoyed horses and was the first queen of the Highway 50 Wagon Train. She was an avid animal lover. A loving grandmother and friend, she possessed a quick wit and independent personality. She was a member of Eastern Star.

She is survived by her son, Brownie Plimpton of San Jacinto, Calif.; granddaughter, Suzanne Hurley of Zephyr Cove; and great-grandchildren, Ashlynn, Killian and Tristin Hurley of Zephyr Cove. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother, Ellsworth Chappell.

She was laid to rest with her brother, Ellsworth, at Happy Homestead Cemetery.


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