Margaret Kaiser

Hamilton County

Margaret Ryan Crimmins Kaiser passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013 at Alexian Health Care Center on Signal Mountain.She was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Walter Kaiser Jr. and her parents, Margaret Ryan and John B. Crimmins, all of Lookout Mountain.She is survived by her children, Mary Anne (Rick) Williams and Herbert W. (Julie) Kaiser III and grandson, Samuel Herbert Kaiser; her brother, John B. (Marie) Crimmins Jr.; and sister, Anne C. Awad; and niece and nephews, John (Debbie) Crimmins III, Ward (Sally) Crimmins, Meg Crimmins Beene, Ryan (Boofie) Crimmins and Chris (Susan) Crimmins. She is also survived by her great-nieces and nephews, Jenny Beene (Sam) Gunn, Charlotte Beene, John Crimmins IV, Ryan Jr., Conley and Bryson Crimmins, and Will and Elizabeth Crimmins. She was great-great aunt to Declan Gunn.Margaret was born June 11, 1925 in Chattanooga. She attended All Saints School and graduated from Notre Dame High School. She attended Mary Mount College, Tarrytown, N.Y. and in 1948, graduated from the University of Chattanooga, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women. Margaret was manager of the record department, owned by Rolly and Catherine Curtis, on the mezzanine at Loveman's Department Store in downtown Chattanooga and was also a buyer and manager of The Top Shop gift shop on Lookout Mountain. An active community volunteer, Margaret was a past sustaining member of the Junior League of Chattanooga, the Junior League Garden Club, the Ladies of Charity, the Chattanooga Symphony and Opera Guild, READ Chattanooga, the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was a former member the Lookout Mountain Fairyland Club. She was a life long member of Our Lady of the Mount Catholic Church prior to her move to Alexian Village on Signal Mountain.Her many friends and family recall her delightful sense of humor, gentle nature and, with her husband, flair for entertaining. Many a pleasant hour was passed on the front porch of their home on Lookout Mountain. The family wishes to thank the staff of Alexian Health Care Center, Palliative Care Service and Hospice of Chattanooga for their devoted care to Margaret over the years.A Memorial Mass will be celebrated in the Main Chapel of Alexian Village, Signal Mountain, on Monday, March 25, 2013. The family will receive friends from noon until just before the service at 2 p.m.Internment will be at Lake Lawn/Metarie Cemetery, New Orleans, La. at a later date.Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaNorthChapel.com.Arrangements are by the Chattanooga Funeral Home Crematory & Florist, North Chapel, Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

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