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Obituary- Marguerite “Margie” Vallejos

Marguerite “Margie” Vallejos 1-16-1947 ~ 7-23-2014 Margie passed away, unexpectedly, on July 23, 2014. Born in Walsenburg on January 16, 1947 to Lucy and Al Vallejos who preceded her in death in 1987 and 1978, respectively. She is survived by her caring husband of 33 years, Robert Waring. Margie was one of ten siblings that included four half-sisters and a half-brother. She was preceded in death by half-sisters Erlinda Tafoya, Esther Romero-Landin, and half-brother Anselmo “Chemo” Vallejos. She is survived by half-sisters Dorothy Young of Michigan and Evangeline Owensby of North Carolina, her siblings Erma Farrell, Carl and Daniel Vallejos of California, and Maxine Rixman of Indiana. Her family is large, as there are many nephews and neices; Jack, Orace, Erica, Steve, Lorelei, Scott, Michael, Jennifer, Jessica, Mary Dixie, Paul, Jay, Amy, Gene, David, James, Joseph, Nick, Ted, Jerry, Barbara Jo, Tesa, Nancy, Rosemarie, Rita, John, and Leroy, as well as numerous cousins. Margie graduated from Walsenburg High School in 1967. After graduating, she

worked in the nursing and care industry in Walsenburg and Pueblo until she was forced to retire in 1985 after suffering long-term disabilities and several back surgeries. The last 10 years, her disabilities progressed and she was homebound and, eventually, a patient for five years in a nursing home in Pueblo. We will be celebrating Margie’s life at a Memorial Mass on Friday, September 26th at 10 am at St. Mary Church, followed by a graveside blessing at Walsenburg’s North St. Mary Cemetery where her ashes will be buried near her mother. The ceremony will be followed by a reception at Mazzone Hall. A eulogy will be presented by her brothers, Carl and Daniel.