Margaret (Midge) L. Cobaugh

Mother, Registered Nurse, nature enthusiast, traveler.

Midge passed away at the age of 95 with two of her daughters beside her. Despite her health challenges, she always worked hard to maintain her Self, her dignity, and her sense of humor. She is survived by three daughters and a foster son.

Midge loved life, the ocean, flowers, hugs and laughter, big band music, reading, the CFSL community, dancing, and adventures big and small. Although shy in groups or with strangers, she loved parties and sharing meals with friends and family. Midge also loved gardening, PBS, camping and hiking, and birds. She always dreamed about being a pilot so she could soar like the birds.

With a career in nursing that spanned 45 years, Midge worked in hospitals, a doctor’s office, an amusement park, clinics, and a YMCA summer camp for 20 years. Additionally, she also helped launch a rural hospice program.

After searching for many years, Midge found her spiritual home with the Center for Spiritual Living. She especially enjoyed the upbeat music and friendly people. She struggled with some of the classes, but she never gave up trying to understand the concepts being taught. She was active for many years with the Seniors in Spirit group and enjoyed all the activities.

Midge had a generous heart that touched many lives. She was also a feminist and supported many social justice causes including LGBTQ rights and equality for all Native American and African American people. She never stopped wanting to learn new things and had a tireless curiosity about the world.

Even at the end of her life, Midge made an effort to smile and say “thank you” to each visitor and caregiver.

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