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Remembering a driving force in the East Bay

Original post made on May 11, 2012

Known to many as larger-than-life, Margaret Lesher left an indelible impact on the East Bay through philanthropic work and her forceful personality. Wife to newspaper magnate Dean Lesher, she and her husband were among Contra Costa County's elite as well as characters admired throughout the Times empire.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on May 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Margaret Lesher was a well known person in Walnut Creek because of her high profile marriage to the owner of the CC Times. She had an outgoing personality and was a beautiful woman who dressed with a certain flair and taste for the flamboyant. She came from a poor background and was basically a small town girl. People like her don't come around often. Her untimely death and the strange cirucumstances surrounding it make it hard to accept, but it has been a long time and time should heal the sadness for her friends and family.