With her husband and daughter, she moved to a big house in Chula Vista near the San Diego Golf Course bought by her father. There she began a custom printing business in her basement to support her family. Eventually she moved the business to a downtown building, and advanced the printing process through her old windmill platen press to a small Gutenberg offset press that she called St Peter.
Over the years, she began to keep up with her husband’s drinking. One lunch they had 11 martinis. Although she grew fat, she still played golf. Her father grew tired of living at 99 and died. Her husband developed jaw and mouth cancer. At the same time, her Mother in Law’s emphysema grew so bad she could no longer live by herself.
During this time, she too had another bout with cancer…the first was colon cancer in 1948, and the last a tongue cancer with breast and thyroid cancer in between.
After her husband, father, and father’s mother died, she went on a diet and began cruising around the world. She moved to Point Loma in the late 1970’s, and met her third husband, Bob, on Shelter Island. They cruised the west coast on his yacht the Querida then the Meg-a-Bob for many years before she died in 1989. Bob died ten years later.