Margaret Ann Manville, 86, of Carpinteria, CA, passed away peacefully in eternity on Saturday, July 23 in Glendale, AZ. She was born in Tucson, AZ to Milton “Tex” Manville and L. Celeste Hankins. Her childhood was spent in various states in Texas, the Southwest, California, and the Pacific Northwest. During these years of travel, the family’s home base was his grandfather Peter Manville’s cattle ranch west of Tucson. Eventually the family resettled in Arizona and she graduated from Chandler High School. Her marriage years were spent in Arizona with a few years in Carpinteria, California. She loved the ocean and returned there once her children were grown. Carpinteria became his home for the rest of his adult life. Raising her four boys is what she considered the greatest achievement of her life. His professional career has been quite varied and has included work with the US Park Service at Montezuma’s Castle and the US Forest Service in Arizona, as well as the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. She has worked with several manufacturing companies as an administrative assistant and has also been a freelance writer, writing and publishing a hotel chain’s national magazine. She wrote a book about her experience growing up on the ranch called “The Manville Ranch of Avra Valley”. Volunteering was an important part of his life. She notably volunteered for the Carpinteria Salt Marsh Project and was one of the first teachers. She has also volunteered her time at the Sea Center in Santa Barbara. Her passions included dancing, reading and teaching her birds to talk. She liked to tell stories and laugh. She was very intelligent and possessed a very sharp mind. Social circles were her forte and she loved making new friends. She is survived by her children Craig, James, Bryan and Daniel Tinlin as well as nine grandchildren and her beloved cousins in Texas and Arizona. She was much loved by her family and many friends. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Copper Hills Church in Peoria, AZ. She will be buried alongside her mother in Carpinteria Cemetery. Please visit hansenmortuary.com for online condolences.
Posted on August 03, 2022
Posted in The Arizona Republic