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Margie Coblentz-Manning (White)

April 21, 1921 - September 9, 2011

A service celebrating her life will take place, Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 2:00 pm, at the Sweet Home Seventh Day Adventist Church.

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Margie Coblentz-Manning, 90, of Sweet Home passed away Friday. She was born in Cement, Oklahoma to George and Dora (Hutchinson) White.

Margie was born at home, in Cement, Oklahoma, which had only been a town for ten years. She and her older brother, T.L., grew up in Oklahoma. She spent part of her childhood on an Indian reservation with her Aunt Estella. Margie told stories of playing in the river with all of the children and pouring water down holes in the ground to watch the tarantulas come swimming up.

After moving off of the reservation, she spent her teenage years in Weatherford, Oklahoma and graduated from Weatherford High School in 1940. Soon after graduation, she married and in the next five years, her sons came into her life; Jerry, Max and Don. She and her family made their way to California by the mid 1940’s.

By 1950, Margie had found the love of her life and married Fred Manning. He played the guitar and other musical instruments. Margie loved all kinds of music. When she married Fred, he had three sons as well. Time was now spent taking care of the men in her life. As the boys grew up, she began working at the Spudnut House Restaurant in Sacramento.

In 1960, the family moved to a farm outside of Sweet Home. The grandchildren began to be born. Margie loved being a grandma. Her favorite times were sitting quietly and watching her grandchildren when they were young and then her great grandchildren.

Margie was a devout Christian and she was an active member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She loved her family and especially family gatherings. She is preceded in death by her son Roger Manning and her husband Fred Manning. She is survived by her five sons, Jerry Friesen, Max Friesen, Don Friesen, Lloyd Manning, and Roy Manning as well as many nieces, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

A service celebrating her life will take place, Thursday, September 15, 2011, at 2:00 pm, at the Sweet Home Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.