Margaret Ophelia Eagleton
June 13, 1923 – February 2, 2020
On Sunday, February 2, 2020, Margaret Eagleton, loving mother and grandmother, passed away at the age of 96. Margaret was born June 13, 1923 in Ordway, Colorado. At the age of 18, she met Harold Eagleton at her mother’s boarding house in Pueblo, Colorado and they married on May 8, 1941 in Raton, New Mexico. Her three beautiful daughters: Pamela Strodtman, Phyllis Wischer, Paulette Poncar and her son-in-law, Bob Poncar, loved Margaret deeply. She had six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Harold; parents, Albert and Ophelia Thomas; brothers, Clarence Thomas and Ralph Thomas; eldest daughter, Pamela Strodtman; son-in-laws, Wayne Strodtman and Darrell Wischer and grandsons, Roy Garber and Scott Strodtman.
Margaret worked as an accountant for several companies in Pueblo and Bucklin, Kansas. She was a very strong individual and extremely proud to live independently until her passing, doing all the things she loved the most. She was self-taught and accomplished painter, knitter, crocheter, quilter and seamstress. She was especially passionate about machine embroidery projects, which she used to create timeless gifts for her family.
When she was not in the sewing room, Margaret enjoyed being in the scenic Colorado outdoors, and some of her fondest memories include camping and fishing with her husband and three daughters. After her husband passed away in 1984, she and her friend, Sylvan Lane, traveled throughout Kansas fishing and playing Bingo. After moving to Denver in 2000, she continued to enjoy Bingo and card games, forging close friendships along the way.
She grew in her faith through the teachings of Dr. Stanley on Sunday mornings. Margaret spent relaxing weekend afternoons watching golf, running garden railroad trains with her son-in-law and trying her luck at the slot machines in Black Hawk.
Margaret was an inspiration to her family and instilled lifelong values that are evident in her children and grandchildren. She was both a gentle nurturer and strong woman who loved others unconditionally.
Please make memorial donations in memory of Margaret O. Eagleton to the charity of your choice.
- Graveside Service Saturday, February 8, 2020