Margie Hasty

Passed away peacefully, in her sleep surrounded by her immediate family on Monday, July 8, 2013 in the wee hours of the morning.

She was 89 years old, just one month short of her 90th birthday. She had been quite ill for the last year. She knew she was in her final days and passed them with conversations, stories, remembrances and prayer.

Margie Hasty was born August 16, 1923 in Los Angeles, CA, to Max Milton Knickerbocker and Matilda Parson Knickerbocker. She was the fifth of 10 children. She is survived by one brother and one sister.

Margie spent her formative years in Southern CA, where she worked as a nurse at care centers. She eventually met the love of her life, Charles, Chuck, Hasty. Chuck was a native of Danville, KY. Chuck had been a test flight engineer for McDonald Douglas during WWII. When Margie met Chuck he was a Procurement and Inspection Field Representative for Lockheed Missile and Space Company. They were married April 18, 1964.

Beginning in 1973 Margie and Chuck enjoyed a rich retirement centered around time in the outdoors. Margie had a knack for remembering the tiniest of details of their travels in their various planes and trailers. She could spin stories which kept her listeners spell bound.

Margie especially enjoyed her trips to Alaska and her many family reunions at Joshua Tree National Monument in CA.

Margie and Chuck settled in Roseburg in 1988. They became very involved in The Old Time Fiddlers Association where they made many friends.

Margie had been lovingly attended by the staff at Callahan Village where she quickly became a favorite resident. Margie’s family is also grateful for the care she received at Mercy Hospital in Roseburg.

She is survived by her husband, Chuck, 96 years old. Margie also leaves one daughter; and three sons, nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son.

A visitation will be held at Wilson’s Chapel of the Roses on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 9 to 11am with the funeral service to follow at 11 a.m.


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