A resident of Maricopa for the past 50 years, Margaret Ann Blake, 336 Mary Street, died last evening in the local hospital, she was 81. Mrs. Blake, the widow of Herbert Blake, is a native of Norwood, Missouri, and came to California 60 years ago. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Wolfe of the Maricopa address; a brother, Walter Finley of Fresno; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Dennend of Visalia, Mrs. Myrtle Hornnell of Visalia, and Mrs. Dorthey Hammer of Laporte; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services, officiate by Taft Rebekah Lodge No. 343, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home followed by interment at the West Side Cemetery.