Mrs. Margaret Irons, 1925-2017


Irons, Margaret Ellen "Maggie" (Sheets) 

November 1, 1925 - August 18, 2017


Born in Oakland, California to Elmer and Myrl Sheets, Maggie moved to Fullerton with her family at a young age. She attended Fullerton schools and lettered in softball and field hockey at Fullerton High School while working after school at the Fox Fullerton Theater in the ticket office. 


After attending Fullerton Junior College, she moved to Hollywood to work at MGM as a mail girl. While there she turned down a screen test then when the employees went on strike she moved to Catalina Island where she had previously vacationed. 


There she found the love of her life, the local theater manager, Stan Irons. After marrying in Avalon, they moved back to Fullerton where she got a job at Standard Oil in La Habra where she worked for 35 years. 


After retiring, Stan and Maggie traveled the world and enjoyed many cruises. 


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stan; a son, Jeffrey; and a sister, Della. She is survived by a sister, Lois of Bend, OR; son, Stephen and his wife Cheryl; two grandchildren and two great grandchildren. 


At her request, there will be no memorial service. Her ashes will be scattered at sea, off the coast of her beloved Catalina. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Fullerton Library where Maggie volunteered for many years. 






Published in Orange County Register on Sept. 2, 2017


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