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Marjorie Colglazier - April 14, 2013


Marjorie Laverne Colglazier was born May 8, 1920, at the home of her maternal grandparents, James and Martilia Larson, to her parents, Eugene and Myrtle Conger. She was their only child. Marjorie died at her home just over the hill from her birthplace on April 14, 2013, at the age of 92.

Marjorie, as a young school girl, rode her pony, Beauty, back and forth to Amitie School where she attended elementary school grades 1-8. Ernest Colglazier, her future brother-in-law, was her eighth-grade teacher there. Marjorie graduated from Holyoke High School in 1938.

After high school graduation, Marjorie moved to Denver where she attended and graduated from Barnes Business School. Following completion of her schooling, Marjorie was employed as a bookkeeper for Keystone Grocery & Market at 1812 East Colfax in Denver for two years.

While Marjorie was working in Denver, Dale Colglazier was a frequent visitor. On June 22, 1941, she became the bride of Dale. To this marriage, four children were born: Nancy Ann Robinson, Duane Lee Colglazier, Faye Irene Hummel and Harvey Leon Colglazier.

Dale and Marjorie began farming following their marriage. In 1947, they moved to the Carrol Young place, where they expanded their farming operation. Marjorie milked cows, separated milk and sold cream. Every spring for over a decade, Marjorie raised a thousand pullets for egg production. She hand-washed, boxed and sold her eggs at the local market weekly. Every summer, she raised a large and bountiful vegetable and flower garden. She canned and froze her garden produce for her family table.

In 1980, Dale and Marjorie moved into the house they designed and built among their evergreen trees. Much joy was experienced selling these trees for Christmas. Marjorie was the heart and soul of her family. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her pride and joy.

Throughout her life, Marjorie enjoyed traveling with her husband, Dale. They traveled extensively by car throughout the United States with family and friends. Marjorie and Dale traveled to many distant destinations including China, Brazil, Egypt, Israel, Holland, Panama and Mexico.

Marjorie was a charter member of the Eureka Club, organized in 1951 at the home of Lillian Schulz. She was a 4-H leader and member of Farmers Union. In her later years, she was an active member in AARP. She was a woman of faith and a member of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Woodrow Colglazier (2006); daughter, Nancy Robinson (2004); son, Duane Colglazier (1988); mother, Myrtle Larson Conger (1971); and father, Eugene Conger (1970).

Marjorie is survived by her two children, Faye Hummel and husband Bruce of Bright­on and Harvey Colglazier and wife Nancy of Holyoke; grandchildren, Richard Robinson and wife Tina of Denver, Brian Robinson of Los Angeles, Calif., Jason Robinson of San Francisco, Calif., Nicholas Colglazier and wife Tiffany of Parker, April (Hummel) Coleman and husband Joe of Denver, Andrew Colglazier and wife Kristi of Holyoke, Autumn Hummel of Denver and Megan (Colglazier) Garrett of Greeley and husband Luke, deployed in Afghanistan; great-grandchildren, Jenny and Alex Robinson of Denver and Keegan and Anessa Colglazier of Holyoke; sisters-in-law, Doris Foster of Long Island, N.Y. and Marguerite Colglazier of Ocean City, Md.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The funeral service was held April 19 at the First Christian Church in Holyoke with Pastor Merle Powell and Pastor Rex Bell officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Melissa Memorial Hospital Foundation.

Gerk Funeral Homes was entrusted with the arrangements.