Margaret Ethel Sims

April 1917 ~ Sept. 2013

Margaret Sims, 96, of Turlock, passed away peacefully at Bel Air Lodge. Margaret was born in Benicia CA to Albert and Clara Miller. She attended schools in Fresno including high school graduation and studies at Fresno State. She married Grove Sims in 1939 in Fresno and they moved to Modesto in 1959. Margaret worked 22 years as a bank teller at Wells Fargo Bank. She learned to paint with acrylics and did beautiful landscapes and portraits. She enjoyed sewing, vegetable gardening, and travelling. They were charter members of Modesto Covenant Church. Margaret had a sweet spirit, patient and a positive influence on her family and friends. She is surely receiving her reward for a life will lived.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, a brother Hinton Miller, and her husband Grove in 2006. She is survived by her four children: Bonnie (Dean) Holtzclaw of Hughson, Sally (Dan) White of Turlock, Robert (Gail) Sims of Napa CA, and Larry Sims of Pt. Richmond CA; 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorials in her name are suggested for Paralyzed Veterans, 801 Eighteenth St. NW, Washington DC 20006.

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