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Margaret Jean Tesone

January 16, 1943 - August 4, 2014
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Margaret Jean (Hunt) Tesone was born on January 16, 1943 in Vallejo, CA to Karin (Jensen) and Charles Hastings Hunt and passed away on August 4, 2014 in Le Grand, CA at the age of 71. Later in 1943, Margaret's family relocated to Le Grand, CA where her father drilled wells and her mother was a homemaker and excellent seamstress. Margaret always spoke of the many clothes she would make for her. Margaret enjoyed the simple life of a small town, starting a paper route which gave her the opportunity to know all the local families. A fond memory she spoke of highly was sitting and listening to all the new releases on 45"-78" records and the...
Margaret Jean (Hunt) Tesone was born on January 16, 1943 in Vallejo, CA to Karin (Jensen) and Charles Hastings Hunt and passed away on August 4, 2014 in Le Grand, CA at the age of 71.
Later in 1943, Margaret's family relocated to Le Grand, CA where her father drilled wells and her mother was a homemaker and excellent seamstress. Margaret always spoke of the many clothes she would make for her. Margaret enjoyed the simple life of a small town, starting a paper route which gave her the opportunity to know all the local families. A fond memory she spoke of highly was sitting and listening to all the new releases on 45"-78" records and the family going to Wendell Baxter's for "TV Parties". She attended Le Grand Elementary School and Le Grand High School. While attending Le Grand High School she was a cheerleader and the secretary of the student body. She also met the love of her life, Ronald Tesone whom she would later marry in 1962 while attending Fresno State. While attending college she and Ronald resided in Fresno, CA. Margaret became pregnant with their first child shortly after they were married and so she put her education on hold. Upon Ronald completing college they returned to Le Grand where he would begin his teaching career. Once Margaret's children were attending school she returned to finish her education and get her teaching credentials. She worked at Plainsburg Elementary for 19 years teaching 5th & 6th combination class bringing her classroom to life with song, story, history and culture. Her writing skills were one of a kind and hard for anyone to match. Every year she would put on a school play that would give the children new and exciting adventure to life. Teaching was her passion but she also enjoyed reading, skiing, solving crossword puzzles and traveling.
Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and teacher who took pride in her children both her natural and her students. Her grandchildren brought a new brightness to her life. She adored each and every one of them.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Margaret leaves behind her husband of 51 years, Ronald Tesone; son (partner), Rodney Tesone (Lewie Bowman); daughter (spouse), Stephanie Tesone (Jeff) Marchini; grandchildren (spouse), Marc (Aide), Nicholas (Traci), Francesca and Marissa Marchini; great grandchildren, Gabriella and Maximus Marchini; and brother (spouse), Charles Hastings (Judith) Hunt Jr.
A graveside service will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 11:00am at Plainsburg Cemetery, 8943 E. Gillette Rd., Le Grand, CA 95333.
In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made to Plainsburg Elementary, c/o Library Fund, 3708 S. Plainsburg Rd., Merced, CA 95341 or to Le Grand Community Garden Club, c/o Plainsburg Cemetery Fund, 4755 S. Fresno Rd., Le Grand, CA 95333.
Arrangements under the direction of Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, Merced, CA.

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"My heart is saddened upon hearing of Margarets passing. I attended high school with Margaret and Ron. My deepest sympathy to the family for their loss." Cookie Archer (Pierce, ID)

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