Margot Landon Visher died at her home in Cannon Beach on March 11, 2011, after a long battle with ovarian cancer.
Visher was born Jan. 22, 1927, in Newark, N.J., and lived her early years in West Orange, N.J. She graduated from Vassar College in 1948 and then moved west, teaching in Minneapolis and San Francisco. She married Paul Visher in 1952 and spent the next 30 years raising their family in Malibu, Calif. On retirement, they moved to Cannon Beach.
Visher was extensively involved in volunteer activities throughout her life: Planned Parenthood, Adult Literacy in Los Angeles, Great Books program in Malibu schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, PTA member and president in numerous schools, Cannon Beach Library (president), quarterly blood drive for Red Cross, democratic committee, and a reading program at Cannon Beach Elementary School.
Paul Visher died in 2003 and two years later, she entered a loving partnership with a childhood friend, Fred Carter, who survives her. She is also survived by her four children: Peggy Visher of Bainbridge Island; Sally Visher and her husband, Joe Cohen, of Tualatin; John Visher of Malibu; David Visher and his wife, Sandy, also of Malibu; and fourteen grandchildren. In addition she is survived by a brother, Dick Landon, his wife Carol, a sister, Lisa and her husband John Hewitt, all of Williamsburg, Va. Her brother, Whitney Landon, predeceased her earlier this year.
A celebration of her life is set for May 28 at 5 p.m. at her Cannon Beach home, 528 Ash St. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the Cannon Beach Library, P.O. Box 486, Cannon Beach, Ore., 97110.