Bom-Wrapper

Birgit Magnus

Birgit Margarethe Magnus

Wednesday, May 10th, 1922 - Tuesday, June 4th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Birgit Magnus, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook

OR

Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been posted successfully

Provide comfort for the family of Birgit Magnus with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Obituary

Birgit Dundas Magnus moved on to a new life on June 4, 2019 at age 97. At age 6 she emigrated from Norway with her family to the United States. They lived briefly in North Dakota until her father acquired a teaching position at U.C. Berkeley. From then on she considered herself a California Girl, even after retiring permanently to Polson in 2015. However, she thoroughly enjoyed many summers at her Flathead Lake (side) home.

She was a woman of many talents, honing her skills at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her preferred medium was portraiture. Of special interest to the Polson community are the seven panels that grace the front of the Museum of America. She was also an excellent seamstress. During the course of her long life she worked with her husband in his businesses and ultimately retired from IBM in San Jose, California, as their first female senior buyer.

Birgit was preceded in death by her parents, Bjarne and Hilda Motzfeldt Dundas; her siblings, George and Hilda Hughes, and Roy; as well as her husband, Lawrence “Bill” Magnus and their daughter, Marcy.

She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl Austin of Solomons of Maryland, and her son, Lawrence “Greg” Magnus (Ann Itaas) of Ronan. Also surviving her are her granddaughters, Stacey Kennett and Thea Noll of Maryland, Tosca Magnus (Charlie Turnbull) of Austin, Texas, and Stine Magnus of Copenhagen, Denmark. She also had five great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside gathering was held at Oak Hill Cemetery in San Jose, where she is buried next to her husband. Donations may be made in her memory to a charity of choice.
Read Less

To send flowers in memory of Birgit Margarethe Magnus, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
No funeral details available.

Condolences

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Birgit here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Flowers
Provide comfort for the family of Birgit Margarethe Magnus by sending flowers.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist
Loading...

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Share by: