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Margard Anderson Wagner Obituary

Margard  Anderson Wagner
Margard Anderson Wagner

March 15, 1929 - January 18, 2018
Born in San Francisco, California
Resided in Carmel, California
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Margard (Maggie) Wagner of Carmel passed away peacefully at home on January 18, 2018 with her loving sons by her side. She was 88 years old.
Born in San Francisco on March 15, 1929 to Gustav and Elizabeth Wahrer, she attended business school at Mills College. Maggie married her first love, Rudy Anderson in June of 1950. Together they had two sons, Mark and Kurt, before Rudy unexpectedly passed away on May 3, 1968.
Widowed and the mother of two young sons, Maggie was set up on a blind date by a friend and met Dr. John (Jack) Wagner. Jack was recently divorced, the father of five children and was a highly regarded doctor at his Salinas Valley Medical Group practice. The two had much in common and instantly fell in love. They were married on September 26, 1969 at the Highlands Inn in Carmel. They were married for 45 years before Jack preceded her in death in 2015.
Maggie led a very full and active life. She was a great athlete and enjoyed a good game of tennis and golf. She mastered both with her talent, grace and charm. She was a member of Carmel Valley Ranch for many years. She also enjoyed skiing, interior decorating and acquiring real estate. She donated her time as a volunteer at Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital for over twenty years where she helped launch the anti-smoking campaign that ultimately led to a ban on smoking there. She was an avid animal activist and generously donated time and money to the shelters most dear to her heart.

She is survived by sons Mark Anderson and Kurt (Daphna) Anderson; stepchildren Richard (Andrea) Wagner, Walter (Linda) Wagner and Christina Wagner; as well as numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

At Maggie’s request, there will be no funeral service. Per her wishes, she and Jack are together again and their ashes were spread over Monterey Bay on January 29, 2018.
Any donations in her honor can be made to Best Friends Animal Society (https://bestfriends.org/).




Funeral Home
Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901


Best Friends Animal Society
5001 Angel Canyon Road
Kanab, UT US 84741