Fun, feisty, and fearless are three words family and friends use to describe Margie. She was an amazing, beautiful, vibrant, wonderful woman who would light up a room when she entered. She lived life to the fullest.
Margie was not content to just sit at home. She was a go-getter. She loved to travel and explore new places. Margie and her husband of nearly 44 years, David, took a trip to Colorado before starting a family in David’s 1969 Opel. They had a romantic picnic on a big rock in the middle of a bubbling stream in the Colorado mountains. Later, they would take fun-filled family vacations across the Midwest.
She and her daughter, Brandie, traveled to Paris half a dozen times. She loved exploring the City of Lights, especially Musee Rodin. The Kiss was her favorite work of art. Later, she assisted her daughter and their friend with escorting a group to Paris. Quite familiar with the Parisian neighborhood they stayed in, she took the group on a tour of Mrs. Elliott’s Neighborhood.
She and her youngest daughter, Danielle, took several trips together, especially to Estes Park, nestled at the foot of the Rocky Mountain National Park. She loved traveling to Estes Park. She and David spent a lot of time there as well. They traveled to Estes Park for her birthday in December. Seeing the sleepy mountain town alight with Christmas lights thrilled her. Margie, Brandie, and Danielle began taking Girls’ Hiking Trips to Estes Park. The trio went hiking, shopping, dining, and made so many fun memories.
Anyone who knew Margie knew what a huge fan of KU Basketball she was. She loved her Jayhawks. She and her son, Jason, were able to go to a number of KU basketball games together. Margie and Jason would always talk about the games, texting each other during and discussing what happened afterward.
Margie loved fiercely and was fiercely loved. Her family meant the world to her and was the most important thing in her life. It is where she drew her strength and she passed that legacy on to her children.
It is hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. We must hold on to the love, not the loss. We know she will always be with us. We love you to pieces.