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Margaret Condon Power ’59

Margaret Condon Power ’59, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, nurse, and massage therapist, died July 17, 2016, after a six-month illness with brain cancer. She was 77.

Peggy was born in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, and then moved to Cuba at age 6. Growing up, she danced ballet professionally and left Cuba just before Castro assumed command. She attended Swarthmore, where she met her husband of 56 years, Gordon ’57, and then earned a nursing degree from Johns Hopkins University. She was married in 1960 and began work as a public health nurse in Philadelphia. In 1969, after the birth of three children and three years as an Army wife, Peggy moved with her family moved to Redlands, Calif. Peggy was a school nurse in the Colton School District and then changed careers to become a massage therapist. She was active in the Inland Valley Quaker Friends Meeting and volunteered with Family Services, Friends Outside, and Step-by-Step. She found personal peace in tai chi, yoga, and meditation and became an advocate for alternative and holistic medicine.

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