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Margaret (Tutu) Hough

Margaret passed away peacefully at the Redwoods Skilled Nursing facility in Mill Valley, at 10:45 pm Tuesday 8 April 2008.
She was buried in Lafayette CA, following
a loving service at the Fernwood mortuary,
Mill Valley on 15 April 2008.

An open celebratory memorial was held in her honor at the Auditorium of the Redwoods Retirement Village, Mill Valley, Sunday 20th April,

APRIL 2008


Margaret “Tutu” Hough, artist, writer, peace advocate and lecturer.
1918 – 2008

Margaret was born in Philadelphia on December 14, 1918, where she was instilled with a love of history and commitment to service.

Margaret was married to Samuel Jones Hough for 52 years and they raised five children. She was an accomplished artist in watercolor, pastel and pen & ink. She was also a published writer and a columnist for New West magazine. She organized over 50 peace talks in San Diego in the 1980s and was active in environmental issues. She was a student of holistic health and a gifted kinestheologist.

An active member of the Bahá'í Faith, Margaret was the first president of the Interfaith Council in San Diego, and after her move to San Rafael in 1996, served as the Bahá'í representative to the Marin Interfaith Council. In 2000, she was honored as a Woman Faith Leader in Marin.

In May 2007, Margaret moved to the Redwoods in Mill Valley where she gave regular talks on famous women in the Twentieth Century and was active in Marin Seniors for Peace.

A world traveler, Margaret will be missed by friends around the globe.

She is survived by her children, Samuel Hough of Rhode Island, William Hough of Mill Valley, Sherna Deamer of San Rafael, Brian Hough of Benicia and Bonnie Hough of Sausalito, her grandchildren Matthew, Travis, Ashley, Alden and Ben Hough, and Michael Pfeiffer, and great grandchildren Kevin, Lauren, Miles and Ella Hough. She was predeceased by her husband and by her granddaughter, Claire.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Blind and Visually Impaired of Marin and Mill Valley Seniors for at the Redwoods (Donate through the Redwoods)

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