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(October 7, 1910 – August 11, 2014)
Marguerite “Margie” Freeman, age 103, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and life-long teacher, passed away August 11, 2014 at Walsh Healthcare Center in Walsh, Colo.
Margie was born Oct. 7, 1910 in Saxton, Mo. to John and Grace Adams. She was the middle of three girls, with Vinita being the oldest and Virginia the youngest. She received her elementary and high school educating in King City, Mo., graduating in 1928. Immediately following graduation she enrolled in the Northwest Teachers College in Maryville, Mo. At the age of 20 she moved with her family to a ranch near Wiggins, Colo. The family eventually moved to Greeley, Colo. Margie accepted a teaching position in Briggsdale, Colo. in 1931 and began what would be a 50 year teaching career, during which time she positively influenced countless children, instilling the value and privilege of an education to all that passed through her classroom. On May 27, 1939 Margie married Pete Freeman and settled on Chicago Ranch north of Briggsdale where she lived for nearly 70 years. To this union were born two sons, Robert “Gus” Freeman and Peter “Van” Freeman.
She has 6 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren. Not content with her own level of education Margie attended summer school for several years, earning her Bachelor’s degree in 1962. She was named head teacher in Briggsdale the following year. Margie eventually earned her Master’s in 1974. Margie was a long-time member of the Briggsdale Congregational Church, a number one fan of the Denver Broncos, a consummate cheerleader for her grandchildren in all their endeavors, and an unfailing supporter of her family and community. Margie is survived by her son Van, daughter-in-law Boni Freeman, and her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, her husband Pete, son Gus and daughter-in-law Beverly.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 15 at the Briggsdale School. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Greeley, Colo.
Obituary courtesy of Dykes Memorial Chapel of Walsh, CO