Margene was born in the Philippines to Mary McPike Robertson and Alexander Robertson. After WWII, she moved to the United States and graduated from Hollywood High School in 1951.
She attended Occidental College for two years before transferring to UC Berkeley. While attending Cal, she met the love of her life, Charles Ralston, and together they had six children, Mary, Kathy, Steve, Susan, Linda and Chris, as well as 14 grandchildren. Margene and Chuck recently celebrated 65 years of marriage.
She loved cooking, reading, attending St. Bonaventure Catholic Church and, most of all, spending time with her family. Margene will be remembered for her kind, caring personality and fun-loving (sometimes mischievous) nature. She will live on in all those who knew her.
Margene was preceded in death by her parents, Mary and Alexander Robertson, sister Elizabeth Robertson and brother Munro Robertson.