Photo: Margaret & George
Help us celebrate the 96th birthday of dedicated TCA Volunteer, Margaret Robertson.
Our long time volunteer, Margaret Robertson turns 96 years old on November 11th, 2017. Recently her birthday was celebrated at the home of Barbara & Dick Blake in Amado as a fundraiser for TCA. This birthday celebration was about giving back, celebrating the many years of service that Margaret has made and continues to make to Tubac Center of the Arts.
If you know Margaret or simply love the idea of celebrating the contributions of our volunteers, you can also give back by making a donation to TCA (aka, Santa Cruz Valley Arts Assoc.) through the donation button below, or by mailing a check to:
TCA – Happy Birthday Margaret!
PO Box 1911, Tubac, AZ 85646
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Margaret Myra Manchester was born in Santa Maria California in 1921. Her father, grandfather and uncles all worked in the oil fields. As a young girl they moved often for her father’s work; from Santa Maria to Fullerton to Ventura and back, ending up in Ventura for her high school and junior college.
It was there that she met her husband George Robertson. They married in 1942 in South Carolina where George was a civilian flight instructor and that is where their oldest son was born. When he joined the Army Air Corp and was transferred to Helena, Arkansas, Margaret went with him after a time with her parents in California.
Through the years they moved many times until they found Tubac. This was their 28th move and Margaret has now been in Tubac for 28 years. Her last move was to convert her daughter, Meg’s, garage into an apartment in 2003 after the death of her husband. So that makes 29 moves and that is just in her married life, so the number is actually much larger.
Margaret first came to TCA in the early 90’s as a greeter in the gallery and also helping Doris with the mail outs. Soon she transferred to gift shop where she has been a volunteer ever since. She loves her time at the Center and doesn’t plan to retire from it any time soon.