When John was 4 years old and Sheila was already at school she was asked to go back to Sout...h View to teach infants, which she did for a year or two before moving to Guiseley to teach, and later to Pudsey Crawshaw where she remained until she retired in 1981.
Spending the next 10 years looking after her mother who died in 1991 and by now 4 Grandchildren and having dancing holidays and enjoying retirement walking with her friends.
Margaret volunteered her help teaching literacy and numeracy to children with learning difficulties and also helped with the local Guides and later joining The Trefoil Guild.
Meantime her daughter Sheila and family emigrated to New Zealand in 1995 so in 1997 and every alternative year until 2005 she visited her daughter and grandchildren and her sister Nancy who also lived in New Zealand, until she was diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease in 2004/5.
She was still able to enjoy life being looked after at home by her husband Sam until around 2009 when Sam had to get help from Social Services to help with washing and dressing, but continued to look after her until 2012 when he sadly had to put her into a Nursing Home at Ghyll Royd, Guiseley where he visits her every day and is able to take her out locally in a wheel chair.
She is now 86 years old and still appears to enjoy life in her own way but it is sad to see her deteriorating after such a full and active life, and its also sad that she now has 2 great grandchildren whom she will never know.
Sam Kilburn 2012