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Mrs. Margaret Lark

Margaret Ruth Lark was born in Sacramento, California on April 25, 1946 to Earl Elder Houston and Ruth Elizabeth. She was the youngest of six children: Carmen Ann Cole-Douglas, Revena Tatum (deceased), Joan Smith, Norman Blackwell and John Blackwell. She attended Hiram Johnson High School where she met her soulmate, Fredrick Joseph Lark, Jr. Fred and Margaret were united in holy matrimony on March 15, 1962. They were married for 49 years until Fred's death on January 14, 2012, which happens to be the same day as Margaret’s death 7 years later, January 14, 2019. This union was blessed with 8 children. Margaret was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, mother-in-law, and friend, always putting others before herself. She had the most generous heart and touched many lives with her presence. She had a way of making others feel special. Her family and friends will always be thankful for having her as part of their lives. Margaret’s primary occupation was taking care of her family and she never retired from this occupation. She provided a home full of love and laughter for her family over the decades. Besides spending time with her family, Margaret especially enjoyed searching for treasures at yard sales. She loved singing, listening to gospel music, and sewing outfits for her family. She also enjoyed writing in her journal, spending countless hours talking to her family and friends, providing advice or just listening. Margaret was preceded in death by her loving husband Fred, her son Stanley, her sister Revena, and her parents Earl and Ruth. Margaret is survived by her children Fred, III (Sylvia), Ruth (Russell Shelton), Zranda (Carlos Williams), DaNette (Troy Alexander), Aaron (Guy), Corey (Wendy), and Joseph (Dominique). She is also survived by (23) grandchildren, (8) great grandchildren, her siblings, brother-in-law (Ronald Lark), and a host of other family members and friends. The loss of Margaret is deeply felt, but our memories of her will last a lifetime and never be forgotten.