Marguerite Yaney MacIver Stalnaker of American Falls, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend of many. Maggie was born in Bishop, California on May 2, 1935, to Joseph and Francis MacIver. She was raised in Bishop where she learned to ski at Mammoth Mountain before it had chairlifts. Maggie graduated from San Jose State University with a degree in Education. Maggie married Jim Stalnaker on August 3, 1957, in Bishop, California. Right after getting married, Jim and Maggie headed off to New Jersey for Army basic training. After basic training, they moved to Hawaii with the Army where Jim was a radio operator. After Jim's army service was completed, they moved to San Luis Obispo.
After Jim's graduation from Cal Poly, Jim and Maggie moved to Idaho in the early 1960’s, where they lived mostly in Arco and American Falls. Maggie taught school in both Arco and American Falls. She was a kindergarten teacher in American Falls for many years. It never failed that when she was out around town that one of her former students would stop her to say hi and that they loved her as their Kindergarten teacher. Jim and Maggie enjoyed a very active retirement life of golfing, traveling, fishing, hunting and living the snowbird life in Parker, Arizona and Cayucos, California. Maggie and Jim loved the outdoors and were especially fond of camping and fishing. Maggie loved to read and was never without a library book, even packing big hard cover library books on her outdoor adventures with Jim and the kids. Maggie loved her cat, Tom. Jim and Maggie were married 65 years on August 3, 2022.
Maggie was preceded in death by her husband Jim, who passed in September of 2022, her parents and her two brothers, William (Jean) and Doug (Albertine) MacIver. Jim and Maggie have three sons, Jim (Theresa), Bob (Lynda) and Scott (Linda). They have seven grandkids, Brandy, Jay, Steven, Matt, Kendrick, Gavin and Garrett. Two great grandkids, Bruin and Logan, with another on the way in the next few weeks!
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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