Margaret Sybil Morison Schwarze died on September 21, 2019, after a long and fulfilling life. She was born in Salt Lake City on August 23, 1925, to Emma (Condie) and Robert Morison and grew up in Riverside, California, with her three sisters, Marion, Patricia, and Suzanne. From an early age, Margaret exhibited the strength of character that served her so well throughout her life. She worked at various jobs—including two memorable summers working at Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks—from age 14 until she was almost 70. She put herself through college, attending UC Berkeley and graduating with a major in English and a teaching credential. While at Cal, she met a handsome young WWII veteran, Ralph W. Schwarze, whom she married in 1949. In 1957 Margaret and Ralph moved into the house that Ralph designed and built in Los Altos Hills, where, among the apricot trees, they raised their three daughters. Education, music, theater, and travel were among her lifelong interests. Margaret taught elementary school in the Bay Area for almost forty years, more than thirty of those in the Mountain View-Whisman School District.