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Beach, Margaret J.

Beach, Margaret J.
Passed away unexpectedly June 5, 2013. Margaret was born on July 4, 1955 in Sacramento, California to the late Dr. Edward W. and Margaret Gastaldi Beach.

She attended Hiram Johnson High School and earned a teaching credential and a Masters Degree from National University in Sacramento, California. She worked at Kennedy High School, and the Sacramento Children's Home.

She is survived by her loving husband, Pete Hawkins, stepchildren, Cari (Jason), Adam (Becca), Matt, and Nathan (Savannah). She is also survived by sister, Laura McCoy (Bob). She was predeceased by her brother, Edward. She was the cherished grandmother of Deja, Ashlyn, Carson, Kendal, Braxton, Mayn, Kylie, Baron, Noah, & Callen. Margaret was the caring aunt of Karen & Scott Phillips, and the affectionate great-aunt of Jayden & Cameron Phillips.

Margaret adored animals, and will be sadly missed by her four-legged children, Chip, Pantera, and Bun Bun. She spent many years volunteering at the S.P.C.A., and she is a member of the Sacramento Assistance League.

Some of her hobbies and interests were: cooking, gardening, exercising, riding her three-wheel Harley, spending time at her cabin at Lake Tahoe, and searching for antiques. Margaret was known for her lively personality and her generous heart. She will be dearly missed by her friends and family.

Family and friends are invited for visitation on Friday, June 14, from 4-7 p.m. and a celebration of life service on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. Both will be held at W.F. Gormley & Sons Chapel at 2015 Capital Ave. in Sacramento, 95811. Interment is Private. Donations can be made in her honor to The American Cancer Society , or The Assistance League of Sacramento. Online guest book may be signed @


Mortuary: W.F. Gormley and Sons Funeral Home