Friday, January 17, 2014

Tribute: Margaret McNevin, an elegant lady, full-time RVer

Margaret McNevin was a beautiful and elegant woman with a gentle, sweet soul. She passed in late July 2013 from complications resulting from an aggressive form of Lymphoma.

I only recently heard of her passing and feel a profound sadness. The last I saw Margaret was in the spring of 2013 at the Escapees Park of the Sierras.

She and Dave Danielsen, her life partner since 1986, had been our neighbors. Everyday we would see them walking together through the park or along the nearby nature trails.

According to an obituary in the Weaverville, Calif., Trinity Journal, Margaret was born in June 1938 in New Hampshire and raised in the San Francisco area after World War II. She married, worked in administrative positions, and had four sons.

After her divorce, she met Dave at an ‘over-40′ church singles’ group in the Bay Area. Every Wednesday night back then there was a singles’ hike and it seems Dave would always finagle a way to end up walking beside Margaret. Finally she noticed and took pity on him … they walked together for almost 38 years.

They lived and traveled simply in a 1991 21.6-foot Toyota Winnebago Warrior that they purchased in 2002. They took many trips from their homebase in California … including as far away as Nova Scotia and Florida. Their little class C motor home put on more than 135,000 miles. They were still dreaming about the ultimate RV trip to Alaska.

Margaret and Dave loved RV travel, exploring their few acres of land in the forest near Weaverville, Calif., and each other.

I will miss her dancing lightly on this earth.

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