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Margaret Mauldin
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Margaret Mauldin, a resident of Ceres for 19 years, passed away Wednesday, March 12. She was 82.

She was born April 10, 1925, in Pickens, South Carolina and lived in a variety of places in her lifetime, as her husband was a professional baseball player and an Air Force loadmaster. They moved from Travis Air Force Base near Vacaville in 1989 to retire in Ceres to be closer to a son and daughter.

Prior to living in Vacaville, she lived in such places as France, Germany, Key West, FL, and Liberal, KS, among many other places. Among her favorite places were Lake Tahoe and Stinson Beach in California, Cannon Beach, OR, and Lake Jocassie, South Carolina. But above all else, she enjoyed spending time wherever family was.

Prior to moving to Ceres, Mrs. Mauldin was an elementary school teacher in Vacaville. Once she moved to Ceres, she enjoyed volunteering in her daughter's Caswell Elementary School classroom and participating in activities at the YWCA.

She was an avid gardener and reader and enjoyed late night radio talk shows. She said the radio shows reminded her of her youth growing up in South Carolina.

After raising her children, she attended Sacramento State University and earned her teaching credential at age 40. She graduated from college the same night her daughter graduated from high school.

Survivors include her three children, Robert Mauldin of Modesto, Kitty Herrick of Modesto and Tom Mauldin of Oregon; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Mason Mauldin; her parents, a brother and a sister.

A memorial service and burial will take place March 22 in Pickens, South Carolina.

The Escalon (Calif.) Times

March 19, 2008