Margaret Jean McEnerney, 83, of Galt died Feb. 27, 2019 of congestive heart failure in Lodi. She was born Sept. 19, 1935 in Lodi.
Margaret was raised in Wilton and attended Lee School, Rhodes School and Elk Grove High School before settling in rural Galt in 1953 where she lovingly raised her family while helping with the farming activities and running for parts, especially during spring planting and fall harvest, all the while tending the books and raising four children. Upon semi-retirement, Margaret moved to Volcano in 1986 but found herself commuting back to Galt most days to tend to family members or volunteer. After a couple of years of almost daily commutes, she returned to live in Galt full time in 1990.
Margaret was a great mother, homemaker and farmer. She was active in Arcohe Mothers Club, Herald 4-H, Herald Fire Department Women’s Squad, Sacramento County election board member, driver for the American Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels, and was a member of Daughters of Isabella and the Galt Area Historical Society.
Margaret was well known as a great cook, baker and accomplished seamstress. She loved to prepare large feasts for the extended family, often 40+ at Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. She was always willing to volunteer for any group or individual in need.
Surviving her are daughter Linda; sons Gary, William and Patrick; grandchildren Tiffany (Nathan), Eric (Cristina), Ashley, Amber (Ryan), Kelly, Kristen, Candice, David, Tom and Charlie; great grandchildren Robert, Libby and Donald; and honorary daughter Geri.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Anna and George Stemler; and siblings, Betty, Charlie and Ray; and granddaughter Kendra.
A Catholic funeral mass will be held on Thursday, March 7 at 11 a.m., at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 950 S. Lincoln Way in Galt.
Committal will be held immediately following funeral mass at Galt Cemetery, 14180 Joy Drive.
Please join the family for a memorial gathering after the graveside service at Moose Lodge 634, 3824 E. Woodbridge Road in Acampo.
In memory of Margaret, the family asks that you do or say something kind to someone, or make a donation to Hospice of San Joaquin.