Margaret David

April 5, 1911 – Sept. 21, 2007

Margaret David, 96, died Sept. 21, 2007 in Salem after surgery for a broken hip.

She was born April 5, 1911 in Viola, Ill., to Willam David Born and May Kaiser Born.

She was married to Edward Vaughn Goad on Oct. 21, 1941 in the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa, with her father performing the ceremony. They divorced after 25 years of marriage and she never remarried.

She lived in many towns and homes in her life, between Viola, Ill., where she graduated from high school, and Riverside, Calif., where she took some college courses in typing and business. She was a cosmetologist in her own beauty shop in Viola and then worked for the government during World War II as a cosmetologist on a base in Tallahassee, Tenn.

In California she sold beauty supplies and other retail store goods.

She moved to Salem in 1974 and worked for the unemployment office as a job counselor. She liked sunny California better and moved several times up and down from Palm Springs to Salem. She “retired” at 82 after getting tired of standing while doing demo work in the grocery stores. She quit driving at 92.

She is survived by her daughter, Janella Marie Goad Spears, of Sweet Home, one granddaughter and two great-grandchildren.

A graveside service is planned at Lewis Cemetery in Foster at a date yet to be determined.

Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service, of Salem, is handling the arrangements.