Margaret McClintock

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2008

Former Juneau resident Margaret A. "Babe" McClintock died Nov. 20, 2008, in Prescott, Ariz. She was 101.

Born June 13, 1907, to Henry and Sophia Doll in Dumont, Minn., she was the youngest of 12 children and was known affectionately as "Babe."

In 1920, the family drove west and settled in California's San Fernando Valley, where she attended school and later became chief telephone operator of the San Fernando Telephone Co. She met and married Lloyd R. "Mac" McClintock in 1928, and they were soon off to explore the Pacific Northwest in hopes of reaching Alaska. By the time they arrived in Seattle, the Great Depression had started and their journeys ended in Colorado and California.

In the early 1940s, the family moved to Oregon, where they lived for 18 years. In 1958, they fulfilled their dream of moving to Alaska, where Lloyd was employed by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. After her husband's death in 1963, Margaret worked for the Juneau-Douglas Telephone Co., retiring in 1972. In 1990, she moved with her daughter to Anacortes, Wash., and in 1994 to Prescott, Ariz., where she has resided since.

According to her family, she experienced a long and eventful life and was an inspiration to all who knew her. She was an avid hiker until her mid-90s and later exercised on a treadmill. She loved traveling and took her last motor home trip at age 100. She was a lifelong Democrat and enjoyed politics. At age 101, she voted for her presidential candidate.

She is survived by her son, Lloyd McClintock and wife, Carolyn, of Big Lake; daughters, Margaret Hawkins and husband, Cecil, of Seneca, S.C., and Jacquelyn McClintock, of Prescott; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Services will be held at the Willamette Veteran's Cemetery in Portland, Ore., at a future date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Hospice Family Care Inc., 100 East Sheldon St., Prescott, AZ 86302.

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