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Sept. 9, 1926 – Aug. 31, 2013

Margaret J. Stevens, of North Boston, who was active in the Order of the Eastern Star, died Aug. 31 in Windsor, Calif., after a short illness. She was 86.

Born Margaret Blair in Kingston, Ont., she came to live in Buffalo in 1934 and graduated from South Park High School.

Active in Girl Scouting, she enjoyed camping at Camp Seven Hills in Holland. She also enjoyed roller skating – a pastime she continued for 65 years.

She was employed by New York Telephone as a long-distance operator from 1944 to 1951.

Her husband of 64 years, John A. Stevens Jr., died Aug. 7.

Mrs. Stevens and her husband attended many reunions and events connected with his World War II service on the USS San Diego, and they traveled to 49 states during their retirement. They spent winters at their home in Frostproof, Fla.

Mrs. Stevens was a past matron of Lackawanna Chapter 502, Order of the Eastern Star, and was a member of Churchill Memorial United Methodist Church and the Boston Young at Heart.

She is survived by a daughter, Margee Brownfield, and two sons, Blair and Craig.

Private graveside services will be held Oct. 4 in Hillcrest Cemetery, Hamburg.