December 9, 1922 – January 30, 2019
Margaret Dimick, born in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, to John C. Fairclough, and Elizabeth E. Enderby, December 9, 1922, a British father, and an American Mother.
Her formative years, from 10 to 20 were spent in England and all education took place there. She matriculated and graduated from St. Albans Women’s College during WWII.
As an American citizen, she was able to join The Womens Land army and worked for dairy farmers, horticulture, driving tractors, doing all the work young men did. They, of course, were conscripted. She was, indeed, a Veteran of WWI giving of herself to that service.
Also, during that time, she met and married George H. Dimick, USAAF (United States Army Air Force), in England in May 1944. They had 2 children, both of whom are deceased with Cystic Fibrosis at very young ages. In October 1944, Margaret returned to Rhode Island on the Queen Elizabeth troops ship, zig-zagging across the Atlantic for fear of U-boat attacks, back to the arms of her grandparents and other relatives. After the War ended, George remained in the Air Force and they were moved from one post to another over the years. Sadly, he passed away in 1955 after 51 years of marriage.
Margaret met her dear companion, Robert Pearson in church in 1999, and they spent 13 happy years of travel and togetherness. Robert passed away in January 2013. Her life at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd became a haven for her after George’s death. She became gladly involved on the Pastoral Care Committee, assisted with the Breakfast Ministry serving breakfast to those in need. She also served on the Hospitality Committee for many years.
In her later long life, Margaret lived at a retirement campus called Village Green. She was the author and interviewer of many new incoming residents for their newsletter. This was an enjoyable time, sharing both male and female companionship, taking interesting trips up and down the West Coast and loving the privacy of her apartment, and being entertained on a regular basis.
Margaret lived a godly life, shared by so many friends. She will be missed by many, as she touched so many lives with her stories and wit.
Services to be held February 8th, 2019, 1:00 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 345 S. 312th St., Federal Way, WA. 98065. Reception following service.
Interment following at Riverton Crest Cemetery, 3400 S. 140th, Tukwila, WA.
Donations may be sent to : Church of the Good Shepherd/Pastoral Care P.O. Box 3108, Federal Way, WA 98063.