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Margaret Dorrance (Green) Obituary

Margaret Alice Dorrance (Green)
Margaret Alice Dorrance (Green)

June 29, 1930 - October 16, 2018
Born in Selma, California
Resided in Salinas, California
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Margaret was born in Selma, California in 1930 and passed away on October 16, 2018 in Monterey County, California. Growing up on a farm, she showed no interest in dolls, but had a keen interest in horses and cattle. In the mid-1960s, she began working at the Hidden Hills Stables on the Laureles Grade, where she gave riding lessons and worked with horses. During her time in the area, she met Tom Dorrance and the two were married in 1966. Over the next 30 years, Tom and Margaret worked on ranches in Monterey, San Benito, Stanislaus and Merced counties, before finally settling in Monterey County in 1995. Margaret showed reining and cutting horses for much of her life and remained interested in them until her death. One of her many notable achievements was winning the Ladies Stock Horse class at the Salinas Rodeo in 1957.
She was preceded in death by her husband Tom Dorrance, parents Robert and Anna (Long) Green, and her sister Evelyn Harrison.
She is survived by her brother Roy Green of Selma, numerous nieces and nephews, and a large group of close friends that liked to talk horses with her regularly. She will be missed by many.
A gathering for Margaret will take place at the Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club located at 85 East Garzas Road in Carmel Valley California on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 1:30PM - 4:30PM. Please RSVP to MargaretDorrance@gmail.com by November 5, if you plan to attend.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the CVT&SC Community Foundation (c/o Mike Collins, P.O. Box 873, Carmel Valley, CA 93924) or to your favorite charity, in Margaret’s name.




Carmel Valley Trail and Saddle Club
85 East Garzas Road
Carmel Valley, California 93924
Saturday, November 10, 2018
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM


CVT&SV Community Foundation
c/o Mike Collins, P.O. BOX 873
Carmel Valley, California 93924
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