Margaret E Townsend

November 22, 1921March 11, 2019

Margaret E Townsend, 97 of Scottsbluff, Nebraska passed away Monday, March 11, 2019 at the Heritage Estates in Gering, Nebraska with her loving husband Raymond by her side. Services will be held Monday, March 18, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at Dugan Kramer Funeral Chapel with Tom Hinkle and Lara Wilhoit officiating. Interment will follow at Mitchell Valley Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday from 1-6 pm at the chapel. Online condolences may be left at Margaret was born to Joseph and Lily Oliver in Southampton England on November 22, 1921. At the age of seven, she moved with her family to Shropshire where she was educated and served in His Majesty’s Land Army during the World War II. She was married to Raymond Townsend on April 28, 1945. Moving to the United States in 1946, she resided in the general area of Scottsbluff and eastern Wyoming, she became a naturalized citizen on April 30, 1956. As a loving mother of three sons, Albert, Dale and Lynn, she remained a faithful wife to Raymond until the time of her death. She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers Bert, Joe, Raymond and Harold and two sisters Ruth and Gladys, one grandson Chris and one granddaughter Heather. She held to a strong spiritual relationship which began at age 14 and sustained her through every varied experience of life until her death. She loved her family and friends and enjoyed flowers and travel along with everyday joys. She is survived by her husband Raymond, three sons Albert and Cheryl of Buffalo, Wyoming, Dale of Scottsbluff and Ray Lynn of Scottsbluff, brother Stan Oliver of Toronto, Ontario, six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 17, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, March 18, 2019

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Thelma and Stan Yung

March 18, 2019

Dear Uncle Ray and Cousins Albert, Dale, and Lynn and your Familes,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have fond memories of Aunt Margaret. With deepest sympathy,
Thelma and Stan

Aaron and Diane Ross

March 17, 2019

Our hearts and Love go to all of you!!! We definitely had planned on being there...the flooding of Loup River and Platte River has the roads to and from Columbus shut slowly opening up.
There are so many fond loving memories that we have of Aunt Margaret! Give Uncle Ray a big hug from us!!! Feel just awful that we cannot make it!!!
Lots of Love, Aaron & Diane Ross

Douglas Ogden

March 15, 2019

Some nice memories of being in Ray and Margaret's home... Thinking of you and Dale and your families Ray.

Edna Marie Townsend Segar

March 15, 2019

Aunt Margaret was my favorite aunt. She was a beautiful, refined lady. So glad I got to see her a couple of years ago. So sorry she is gone, but know she is out of pain. Thinking of you Uncle Ray , Albert, Dale, and Lynn. Would so love to come for the funeral, but weather and miles do not permit. Thoughts and love to all,

Wayne Townsend

March 14, 2019

Thinking of uncle Ray at this time our Sending our love your way.

Harold and Blanche Nelson

March 13, 2019

Thinking of you in your loss but thankful that earthly loss is heavenly gain.