Margaret R. Chraska, passed away peacefully in her sleep. Margaret went H.O.M.E. to be with Jesus after enduring years of Alzheimer’s. Born in Burnbank, Scotland, she was one of 12 children to Robert and Margaret McBride. Margaret came to the USA in 1957 as a “Nanny” for one year; crossing the Atlantic on the Queen Mary going through Ellis Island then up to Connecticut. She then settled in New Rochelle, NY with a group of other Scottish girls. She met her future husband, Gordon on a blind date December 31, 1965. They were married 10 months later. She became a naturalized citizen at White Plains, NY. January10, 1967. She is survived by her husband, four daughters, Diane Chraska-Hibbs(Gary), Heather Chraska, Haley Chraska-Fang and Chantel Werve, Seven grandchildren, Tanisha, Shelby, Madison, Cassie, Josie, Carson and Brayden a sister Jeanette in England and a niece Rita in Scotland. A constant whistling of the kettle on the stove signaled it was time for yet another cup of tea for her. She worked with ceramics in her early married life, making and selling Nativity sets which remain in homes today. She always wanted to relax with a bingo night anywhere from NC, VA, NY, Maine and CA or visiting garage sales. Margaret was a Navy wife for over two decades. She enjoyed traveling, meeting new people and making new friends. She dedicated her life to her family, to her husband, her children and grandchildren.
P.L Fry & Son is honored to be serving the Chraska family. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at P.L Fry & Son Funeral Home, 290 N. Union Rd., Manteca.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m in our chapel. Interment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery, in Santa Nella, CA.
An online guest book is available for condolences at www.plfryandson.com (Search Obituaries).
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Monday, February 1, 2016