Margaret Ann Jenison

Margaret Ann Jenison, 81, of Lopez Island, Washington, passed away peacefully at Life Care Center of Skagit Valley in Sedro-Woolley, WA, on Monday, September 23, 2013 surrounded by her family. She was born on October 26, 1931 in Bellingham, WA, the daughter of Norman W. and Anna M. (Bergman) Hodgson. Margaret Ann was raised on Argyle Road on San Juan Island until the age of three. When her grandfather, Norman P. Hodgson, of Lopez Island, became seriously ill, Norman W, Anna and Margaret Ann moved to Richardson on Lopez to assume responsibility of daily operations of the family farm. As a teenager, she worked one summer on the floating cannery and later in life worked as the Lopez School cook for several years. Margaret Ann married Robert Edward Jenison in 1948, and they lived most of their lives on Lopez Island, except for a short five months in Seattle. They came back to Lopez to farm and purchased a 70 acre farm behind the school where they raised Holstein Heifers. Margaret Ann loved her home and raising her three children, Richard, Julie Ann, and Shelley. Margaret Ann enjoyed gardening and was active in Lopez Garden Club, as well as the Lopez Union Cemetery Association and Lopez Historical Society. She was also one of the founding members of the Lopez Island Grace Episcopal Church. After 63 years of marriage, her beloved Bob passed away in July of 2011. Bob and Margaret Ann’s daughter Julie Ann passed away in March of 1984. Margaret Ann was a dedicated and loving mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children and spouses, Richard and Mary Jenison of Lopez Island, WA, and Shelley and Lindol Larkin of Lynnwood, WA. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Amy Hatchel, Rachael Munroe, Timothy Larkin and Devin Larkin and eight great-grandchildren. As a 4th Generation Pioneer family on Lopez Island, Margaret Ann leaves the 7th Generation of her family to live in the Richardson area of Lopez Island. A funeral service was held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, September 30, 2013 at Grace Episcopal Church on Lopez with burial at Lopez Union Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Margaret Ann’s name to the Lopez Union Cemetery Association. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Margaret Ann, please sign the online guest register at