Obituary: Marguerite Cousin Meagher

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Marguerite Cousin Meagher

Marguerite Cousin Meagher passed away on March 18. She was 96.

Born in Seattle, Wash. on Dec. 31, 1918, Meagher spent her younger years in Tacoma. She married Edward Meagher, whose career included significant time in Europe and Asia when he had a position with the U.S. government. They settled in Malibu when Edward was working for the Los Angeles Times. Meagher liked to play tennis and she loved anything having to do with France or the French language.  

In the 1990s, Meagher developed a love for Pepperdine University as a result of having law students stay in her home. She established an endowed scholarship at the school to assist undergraduate and law students. Pepperdine friends became family, and helped care for Meagher for the remainder of her life. 

Everyone who knew Meagher would comment on her smile, which could light up the room and her marvelous sense of humor, which might appear suddenly at any moment. She had a strong constitution in spite of what might have appeared to be a frail frame in her later years. 

She was not survived by any relatives. 

A memorial service took place in Stauffer Chapel on the Pepperdine University Malibu campus on April 13, 2015.