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In Memory of . . . Margaret D. Tyndall (1923-2014)

Posted By Administration, Sunday, July 20, 2014
The Rev. Margaret D. Tyndall who died on March 29, 2014 at the age of 91. Margaret was born on March 7, 1923 to Harold and Kathleen Davies. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Science in 1952. She went on to receive a Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry in 1968.

Rev. Tyndall was ordained to the Unitarian Universalist ministry in 1971 by the Unitarian Church of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She served as Associate Minister to the Unitarian Church of Edmonton from 1971 to 1973, and from 1977 to 1978. She was called to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Redwood City in 1989, and served there as Minister of Religious Education until 1992.

Margaret was certified as a Director of Religious Education by the Unitarian Universalist Association in 1970. She served as Director of Religious Education to the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarians from 1961 to 1962; and the Unitarian Church of Edmonton from 1967 to 1971 and 1976 to 1978.

Margaret served as membership chairman of Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) and Emergency Room chaplain at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Margaret and her spouse, Gordon Tyndall, were among the founders of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarians and served the congregation as Sunday school teachers. Both were passionate about supporting Tibet; they raised thousands of dollars for the Tibetan Refugee Children’s Education Fund, and housed a number of Tibetan refugees.

Margaret was interested in painting, calligraphy and writing short stories. She was involved with the Berkeley Buddhist Peace Fellowship and studied Vipassana meditation. She also enjoyed swimming and hiking

Margaret is survived by her sons, David Tyndall (Christine Angell) and Benjamin Tyndall (Janice Tyndall); daughter, Caroline Salcedo (Jose Salcedo); grandchildren, Antonio, Ricardo, and Nina; and seven great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of seventy-one years, Gordon Tyndall.

Notes of condolences may be sent in care of David Tyndall at 1510 Stallion Court, McKinleyville, CA, 95519.

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