Margie Stearns, 97, joined her husband, Ted Stearns, in heaven on Feb. 27, 2020.
Margie, born August 7, 1922, in Oakland, California, attended one year at UC Berkeley before meeting Ted on a 13th, getting engaged on a 13th and then marrying Ted on October 13, 1944.
As the adventurous wife of a Naval aviator, she followed her dream pilot coast to coast, living in 18 homes in 17 years. As Ted flew in the Berlin Airlift (1948-49), sailed aboard the USS Hornet (CVS-12) - 1955 as CIC Officer, USS Midway (CV-41) – 1957 as Navigator and USS Forrestal (CVA-59) – 1960 on ComSix Fleet Staff, she raised two sons, Ted and Tim, often driving the family by herself across country to yet another duty station.
Wherever they lived, Margie was always active in the Officer’s Wives Clubs, golf clubs, Bridge clubs and garden clubs and engaged as a Cub Scout Den Mom and a full range of other opportunities as a Mom and PEO Sister. While in Northern Virginia, she was Director of the Washington, D.C., Red Cross Mobile blood drives overseeing blood collection all over the D.C. area.
Moving to Coronado in 1973, Margie was an active member of the Coronado Garden Club serving among other positions on the Coronado Garden Club board as corresponding secretary and was also head of the Library Flowers Committee. She also served as a “Pink Lady” at the Coronado Hospital, a member of the Optimist Club and a PEO sister.
Always outgoing and optimistic, she was a friend to thousands but when with her, you were the most important one there. Both she and Ted were avid travelers touring nearly every continent and country in the world. Margie lovingly created scrapbooks of every trip and cruise, some of which were displayed at the Coronado Library three years ago.
Margie is survived by her sons Theodore H. (Mary Rose) Stearns, Jr of Carlsbad, California, and Timothy H. Stearns of Mount Shasta, California; and her grandchildren Amanda McCall Garcia and Theodore J. Stearns; and great-grandchildren, Mary, Seve, Ava and Sloane.
She will be sorely missed by friends and family and remembered as a loving and supportive Naval aviator’s wife, encouraging and guiding mother, engaging and fun grandma and GG (Great Grandma), a warm, faithful friend and a wicked competitor in Bridge or Acey-Duecy!
We miss you Mums, Grandma, GG and dear Margie!