Mrs. Margie Stark, 1924-2019
Mother of Liz, ’66; Jan, ’67, Jim and Jack.


Margie Eymann Stark

January 30, 1924 - March 19, 2019

Resident of Fullerton, California


Margie passed away peacefully in her sleep at home, on March 19, 2019, of heart failure.


Margie was born in Reedley, California, the eldest child of Glenn Eymann and Margaret (Enns) Eymann. She was raised a Mennonite in the San Joaquin Valley, and lived in Lemoore, and Reedley, in close proximity to grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. Margie was predeceased by her husband Louis Stark, her sister Janice Loeprich, and brother John Eymann.


She is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Joyce and Janice Davis (Wayne), and two sons, James Stark (Nancy), and Jack Stark.


She leaves five grandchildren, Lauren Davis (Brian Tuel), Chelsea Davis, Tara Davenport (Nick), Anna Rzonca (Jesse), and Thomas Stark (Jessica). She also leaves two great grandchildren, Sophie and Miles Davenport.


Margie graduated in 1946 from UC Berkeley with a BA in Social Work. She met Louis Stark in 1945. They married in 1946 and moved to Cambridge, MA, where Louis, after serving time in the Navy, attended MIT and completed his MS in Electrical Engineering. Four children later, they ended up settling in Fullerton in 1962, in a beautiful home they had built. During their 64 years of marriage, they sailed the Caribbean, backpacked in the Sierra, and at times their children and grandchildren accompanied them.


Margie was a member of PEO (1983), League of Women Voters, AAUW, Art Alliance, and Music Associates. She made lasting friendships, and treasured the company and phone calls of dear friends.


The greatest time of her life was raising her children, and later, spoiling her grandchildren. The grandchildren came for summer visits and had daily adventures to Disneyland, the beach, or Uncle Jack's pool.


A celebration of life for Margie will be in the summer this year. McAulay & Wallace Mortuary



Published in Orange County Register on Apr. 21, 2019.


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