Margaret Luginbill

Obituary of Margaret Louise Luginbill

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Margaret Louise Luginbill, or “Oma” as she was affectionately known, transitioned to a heavenly existence on December 6th, 2022, at the age of 68 in Galt with her family and husband, Dwight “Ike” Luginbill, by her side. Margaret bravely fought her illness for years, even taking an offensive position. She studied and learned all about ovarian cancer, and made it her mission to educate others as well as be solidly well-versed in all aspects of her care. But that was Margaret, the “Sarge”, taking the lead on any challenge placed in front of her, forming a plan to combat, and executing each step methodically. Everyone and anyone who was fortunate enough to know Margaret could clearly see that she was truly a rare gem.

Margaret leaves behind her MEN; three sons, Erik (Colleen) Solosabal, Matthew (Jackie) Solosabal, and Nathan (Meghan) Solosabal. Her precious grandchildren were everything to her. Their pictures adorn the walls of her home and flood the memory cards of her trusty red digital camera. She loved hearing stories of their adventures and listened with the same care as they described even the most mundane details of their everyday lives. Mason Tyler, Baden, Chloe, Petey, Alyssa, Destiny, and Sabie, one day you will understand how tremendously you were loved by her. Understanding boundless love comes with life experience and time. You are all so very lucky to have had your Oma. Her love transcends all human perception of time and location; her soul is forever with you.

Margaret was born on May 6th, 1954, in Stockton, California. She lived in Manteca until the Kraft Foods plant closed in 1967 and the family transferred to Rupert, Idaho. She attended Minico High School and after graduation from Junior College, enlisted in the US Air Force where she served 20 years in the medical field until her retirement as Master Sergeant. One of her favorite assignments was in Germany, which allowed her to travel Europe and Russia.

Margaret raised her 3 sons, living in Incline Village and Citrus Heights, California, where she formed lifelong memories and bonds while working as an educator at the same school her sons attended, Lichen Elementary. When she married Ike, together they lived in Johnstown, Ohio and finally in Galt, California. She loved her Zumba group, Galt United Methodist Church group, and working in her garden. She continued to travel abroad to Africa, New Zealand, and Europe with her brothers and Ike. 

Margaret was the youngest of four children and had a very special place in the hearts of her three brothers and sisters-in-laws, known as Margaret’s RED Men: Robert (Betty) Larimer, Edward (Peggy) Larimer, and Donald (Uschi) Larimer. Margaret also cared deeply for her nephews and nieces: Julie, Jill, Peter and Tim. After her parents’ passing, she, along with her brothers, gathered every other year for a week together in places like Maine, Stanley, Idaho, Sisters, Oregon and Ventura, California. Margaret is joining her parents, Norman and Virginia Larimer in eternity.

Margaret’s family will celebrate her life as she wanted and unsurprisingly planned. Attire has been strongly suggested by Oma to include the following themes: Mickey Mouse, Peanuts, Hawaiian, and football jerseys. Date is tentatively set for Saturday, June 3rd, 2023 at one of Margaret’s favorite locales and retirement center of her beloved turtle Hermie (whom she saved from death when crossing a road one day), the home of her cousins Dick and Nancy Lowry.

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