Margaret Elizabeth Coleman, 83, passed away on June 10th, 2021. She was a resident of Colorado Springs for over 50 years. Margaret had a variety of occupations but last worked for the US Water Polo Association at the Olympic Training Center.
Margaret was born in Enfield, England in 1937 to Jessie and Arthur Drake. While working in London, she met a young American GI in the United States Air Force named Reaford “Ray” Coleman who she eventually married in Waltham Abbey, England in 1958. Ray preceded her passing in 2008. They had multiple military postings together around the United States and England where they had two sons, Dale and Douglas. Their families gave Margaret 3 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Margaret was very active with her family and friends and actively participated in numerous clubs such as The Retired Enlisted Association (TREA), Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association (TBPA) and a local club founded by her called the “British Birds” club.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Shrine of Remembrance, 1730 E Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, July 12th at 10AM. A reception will be held following the service at Heart of the Springs Church, 2726 N Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80909.