Margaret (Maggie) Petrovics was born September 4, 1923 to William Lewis Bolton and Sophia Ankeney Feidt Bolton in Vallejo, California. She entered eternity November 30, 2017 in Redmond, Oregon surrounded by many loved ones in the last week of her life.
Maggie spent a good portion of her life in Etna, California where her father was a baker. She attended Etna Elementary School and graduated from the eighth grade. There were many fond memories shared of the Etna Hotel and the simple way of life, and yet a lot of hard work back in those days.
Maggie’s family moved to Dunsmuir where her father worked as a baker and later for Louie Maslum at the Travelers Hotel Coffee Shop. She attended four years at Dunsmuir High School and was a proud graduate. Maggie maintained those school friendships throughout her life. After high school she moved to central California and later landed a position at the Livermore Naval Station during WWII. She always said that was a FUN job!
Maggie returned to Dunsmuir upon the illness of her father and remained to care for her dad.It was during this time that she went to work at the Travelers Hotel, as a waitress, for a brief time. The druggist next door who owned the Dunsmuir Pharmacy, Vic Petrovics, had an eye on her so he frequented coffee at the hotel. Vic quickly asked her to come to work for him and she didn’t say no. Needless to say, they were married for 65 years, until his passing.
Maggie was a charter member of the Dunsmuir Kappa Phi, Mt. Shasta Beta Sigma Phi, and Dignity Health, formerly Eskaton, Hospital auxiliary. She was also an Alter Society member for many years. Her civic endeavors were many as she and Vic were involved in many organizations that promoted Dunsmuir and non-profit groups that supported the community. Maggie was a homemaker at heart enjoying cooking, sewing, and gardening. As a conscious homemaker, she prepared meals at the exact time each day and made sure her girls were in bed by eight o’clock sharp. Maggie stayed home with her two younger daughters, Lisa and Stephany, until they entered school. After that, she went back to work at the Dunsmuir Pharmacy where she worked until they sold the pharmacy in 1979.
Vic and Maggie, or Mag as Vic called her, have three daughters. Vicky Newfield-Mauck (Charlie) of Redmond, OR, Stephany Petrovics of Mt. Shasta, and Lisa Carter of Sacramento.
Maggie has four grandchildren. Enika Schembari (Joe), Nikko Patton, Ambika Feminis, and Clinton Feminis (Debbie). She has ten great grandchildren, Samantha (Luke), Timmy, Athen, Sophia, Joey, Cazzi, Lexi, Jadyn, Taylor, and Tate. And, to her delight, she has one great great grandchild Khasyn Raelynn.
Maggie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Frances Wood of Mt. Shasta.
Maggie was a beautiful loved mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. She was tiny but strong, never boasted of herself, loved life, and was always willing to adventure. She especially loved to travel. She ventured with daughter Vicky to Massachusetts, Louisiana, Mexico, Oregon, Hawaii, Idaho, and Washington. Maggie even spent her 90th birthday in Hawaii zip lining over the pineapple fields. Quite an adventure! She had to brave it first to be an example for her daughter Stephany even though Stephany was the younger.
Maggie, a beautiful soul, will be missed her on earth by all. May she rest in peace as God has received one more deposit in Heaven.
There are no formal services. Remember Maggie as you choose privately. Donations may be made to Dignity Health Mt. Shasta Hospice or Partners in Care Bend, Oregon. You may also choose something that honors her in a personal way of your choosing.