Margaret Lorraine Cook Beebe Huckelberry Mullins was born January 7, 1924 in San Luis Obispo, California and died on January 16, 2011 at her home in North Ranch, Congress, Arizona after a nine year battle with COPD and congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her parents Fred and Gladys Cook, sister Barbara Sobolewski, two grandsons, one great-grandson and one great-granddaughter. Margaret is survived by brothers Bud Cook (Renee) of Parker, Colorado, and Bob Cook (Shirley) of Livingston, Texas and Bill Cook (Maylene) of Los Olivos, California. Margaret is also survived by 6 children: Jeanne Stevens (Joe, deceased) of California, Larry Beebe (CiCi) of Chandler,AZ, Kaye Huckelberry of Congress, AZ, Wayne Huckelberry (Vickie) of Santa Maria, CA, Dawn Huckelberry of Auberry, CA, and Mark Huckelberry (Jonnie) of Memphis, TN, 12 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, an one great-great-granchild. and her late in life beloved "Molaca" (Mom's last Cat) known as "MO") Margaret attended schools in Santa Barbara, later working for Port Hueneme during WWII. She then worked at National Homes in Lafayette, IN. where she was a proud member of the Carpenters and Joiners Union before moving on to professional property management of motels and apartments. She was also an accomplished union card-carrying mixologist. Margaret retired to Calif. Valley, CA in 1991. She began full-time RV-ing in 1998 with her daughter Kaye where they were known far and wide as KANME. Wherever she was at the time, was her favorite place; however the highlight of her travels was the spring and summer of 2001 spent in Alaska where her ashes will be scattered, along with her beloved, stupid ass, mean and ugly cat Smokie's ashes. (Sorry Mom) Margaret and Kaye settled at North Ranch in Congress, Arizona in 2003 where she enjoyed her crossword puzzles, computer games, reading and commenting on the daily obituaries (making sure she was not listed) and generally keeping a good watch on her neighborhood. There is nothing she could not do whether it was making her famous homemade noodles, sewing, putting in new bearings on a car, repairing small appliances, or doing any type of carpentry work which she learned from her "Pop". Kaye said, "Mom taught us all that we were capable of doing anything we wanted to do." Margaret led a full and interesting life with love of family, very irreverent humor, and traveling. She dearly loved her properly-prepared bologna sandwiches. She was a collector/conoisseur of over 71 exotic flavors of Vodka including her favorites: Huckelberry, Sweet Tea, and Bacon. Margaret (Maggie) was a one-of-a-kind Daddy's girl who took on the world and won. The world will miss her. The following is the obituary that Margaret wrote in 2009. We are including it as promised to do with only minimal editing: On January 16, 2011, she died. She left 6 children and their mates plus many grandkids and several great grandkids. She was the first born and favorite of Fred and Gladys Cook: both beat her to it. She is also leaving one perfect and perfectly spoiled cat. She is taking her first love with her, who has been waiting patiently in her container since 10/11/01 (the infamous Smokie!) There will be no viewing and no services. A party will be decided on a a later date. No flowers... how about a donation to the Humane Society or Wounded Warriors instead.