Marie Meggs |

Marie Meggs

Mrs. Marie Meggs died Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Brunswick Village in Grass Valley. She was 86.

She was born Jan. 14, 1918, in Colorado to William Orville and Pauline (Dunklin) Wright. She and her family moved to Los Angeles, then to Delhi when she was 7 years old to 6th Street, where she lived in the same house until the age of 84. She graduated from Livingston High School in 1937 and attended two years of business college. She married Kenneth Meggs on Aug. 26, 1939, in Delhi. She worked for her husband as a secretary and bookkeeper at the Delhi Builders Supply Company for 25 years. She was a member of the Livingston Parents Teachers Association Life Time Membership for Outstanding Youth Work, 4H Leader, Sunday School teacher at Delhi Presbyterian Community Church, Leader for Christian Endeavor, Cub Scout leader, and receptionist for the “Get Well Baby Clinic.” She also began various fund-raisers for Livingston High School and was president of the Women’s Club in Delhi. She enjoyed camping at Porcupine Flat in Yosemite and being at the ocean. She also enjoyed hiking, gardening, sewing, crafting, square dancing, taking care of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and watching clouds.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Robert N. and Tess Meggs of Nevada City; son-in-law, Robert Speck of Merced; five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Pauline Wright; husband, Kenneth Meggs; brothers Dean and Lewis Wright; son, William K. Meggs; daughter, Sharon (Meggs) Speck; granddaughter, Bobbi Jean Speck; and great-grandson, Samuel R. Niesen.

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