2013-02-07 / Obituaries

Margaret Dawson

On Dec. 23, Margaret Balzer Dawson passed away in her home at the age of 96. She was born in Los Angeles but moved to Mariposa in 1960.

She once served as president of the Mariposa Parlor of the Native Daughters of the Golden West. Her hobbies included riding, carving, trout fishing, baking and she was an active contributor to the Mariposa Fair floriculture exhibits for over 35 years. She also served as a member of the Mariposa P.T.A, the Historical Society, and was historian in the Republican Women’s Club.

She was proceeded by her father, Vernon Whitlock Balzer; and her mother, Helen Young Balzer; as well as her son, Mark Dawson.

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