Margie Carey

Margie's obituary was written by her son, Craig Carey, and appeared in the Ventura County Star in October 2009:

Margaret Lucille Bullock Carey
1940 - 2009

Margie Carey

Beloved wife, mother, sister and friend, Margaret Carey of Ventura passed away on Sept. 30, 2009.

Born Aug. 14, 1940, in Glendale, Margie was the youngest of three daughters born to Stanley William Bullock and Dorothy Daisy Teed Bullock. She grew up in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, and attended Mayberry Street Elementary, Thomas Starr King Junior High and Marshall High schools. Margie was active in Job's Daughters and the Girl Scouts, and was proud to have earned her Gold Award. In 1960, Margie enrolled at UCLA to major in education. As part of UCLA's mountaineering club, she met her future husband, Bill, and earned her B.S. in 1962.

Margie taught in Los Angeles at Magnolia Avenue and Micheltorena elementary schools. She and Bill were married July 25, 1963, at Saint Athanasius Episcopal Church in Echo Park. Bill and Margie moved to Ventura with their sons in 1969, where she was active in painting, gardening and her boys' schools and scout troop. The family enjoyed a great deal of traveling, camping, and backpacking throughout the US and Canada.

After rearing her sons, Margie returned to education, working for a time as a bilingual education assistant for the Ventura Unified School District. Later years saw travels to Alaska and the Yukon, Siberia and Japan, Mexico, the South Pacific, and all over the United States. A first-generation American, Margie was proud of her Canadian and British heritage and had fond memories of family vacations in western Canada.

A natural athlete and possessing a sharp intellect, she had an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural sciences, Native American lore and horticulture. Margie was also a gifted artist (with a focus on realism) and an accomplished pianist.

Margie is survived by her husband of 46 years, William S. Carey; sisters Dorothy (George) Milich of Canoga Park and Vivian (James) Wiley of Huntington Beach; sons William B. Carey of Ventura, Douglas S. (Caroline) Carey of Gardnerville, Nevada, and Craig R. (Karrie) Carey of Ventura; grandchildren Grace and Jack Carey of Ventura; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends throughout the US and Canada.

Arrangements and services will be private.

In lieu of flowers, charitable contributions can be made in Margie's memory to: Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association, 1966 Eastman Avenue, Suite 101, Ventura, 93003; Girl Scout Troop 60201, c/o Island View Service Unit, PO Box 7446, Ventura, 93006; or a military veterans' charity of your choice.

This page was last updated 17 Oct 2009.