By Jacob Nakamura
Island leaders from both political parties are mourning the death of Margaret McDonald Glover Metcalfe, a Republican Party of Guam leader and former government executive.
A statement from the Republican Party of Guam reads:
"Today, the Republican Party of Guam is in mourning over the loss of a great lady and true advocate for the people of Guam. It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our National Committeewoman, Mrs. Margaret McDonald Glover Metcalfe.
"Auntie Pudden, as she was affectionately known, was a wife, mother and businesswoman. She also served as the Director of the Washington Office of the Governor of Guam in the Administration of then-Governor Eddie Baza Calvo. In her time in Washington, DC, she led many initiatives that improved the lives of all of Guam’s people, but especially the most vulnerable: the veterans, the war survivors, the youth and our precious manamko.
"We extend our sincerest condolences to her husband, Chris and their two sons and families.
"Our island lost a staunch fighter and advocate. She will be deeply missed."
Democrat Congressman Michael San Nicolas issued the following statement:
"As a part of Familian Karabao my family and I wish to extend our prayers to the immediate family of Auntie Margaret McDonald Glover Metcalfe, known throughout the island fondly as 'Pudden.' May we always remember the light our departed have brought into the world, and value always the time we have with our loved ones."