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Margaret Koska

Dec. 21, 1918 - Aug. 20, 2022

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On Saturday, August 20 at about 3am, Margaret Koska passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 103. She was the daughter of the late Peter and Susan Medzenyak (of Cleveland, Ohio) and the loving wife of the late Paul Koska Sr, who passed away in spring of 1985, also of natural causes. They were married for about 48 years. She is survived by her son Rick Koska (Melissa) and daughters, Linda Popovic (Igor) and Carolyn Shore (Ron), grandchildren Sandy (Rick), Suci (David), Renee (Stephen), Candace (Rod), Karen (Kurt), Alex (Christina) and Ada (Brian) and great grandchildren Nichole, Jayden, and Ashley. She was preceded in death by her sons, Paul Koska Jr in 1989 and Robert Koska in 1972, and grandson, Brian Shore in 2020. Marge was an avid card player and loved to play Pinochle, Poker and Yahtzee (always for money!), she also usually won at Bingo, and she enjoyed playing the $.05 slot machines in Las Vegas and Reno years ago. She embroidered tablecloths and made them for most, if not all, of her family members before they were too challenging for her to complete. She loved animals and people and even though she survived many tragedies in her life, she always maintained an optimistic and positive outlook on life, no matter what was happening at the time. She was loved by all who knew her and cared for many members of her family over the years. In the last years of her life, she was well cared for by the caring and thoughtful staff at Cascade Park Gardens (specialized memory care) and Cascade Park Vista (assisted-living facility) both located in Tacoma, WA. The immediate family has chosen a green burial option for Marge. A memorial service will be held for her sometime in the Spring of 2023 in Olalla, Washington at the home of her son.

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