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.

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  1. My dearest Aunt Marg, words cannot say enough. We’ve known each other, both sides of the world, all our lives.
    Our times will always be a cherished memory.
    May you rest in peace. Love you always.
    Duncan & Family

  2. Margaret was always a lovely woman! I am very proud to say that I will always hold fond memories of each time we got to visit and treasure the photos we all took together. Thinking of you all love always Katy and Shaun xxx

  3. I met Margaret a few times , both here in UK and in Colorado……always welcoming, always happy to talk to you, and always generous with her time. She had such a life and had so much to share! I feel privileged that she took the time to take us to the AirForce field in Colorado and to her English Club, didn’t matter what age we are she was always happy to engage….Daniel also has memories of Margaret and her kindness. We will always remember her as an English Lady in America…there was just that bit of English in her she never gave up!! Thinking of you all , and sending love xxxxxx

  4. So sorry for your loss . She was my mom’s best friend and we shared many cups of tea over the years . She was an important part of my life.
    Now they are both in heaven probably still drinking tea

  5. The Buckley SFB military Retiree Activities Office (RAO) would like to offer our sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. From the obituary, it appears your father may have retired from the Air Force. If so, and you would like help with any matters related to casualty assistance, Defense Finance & Accounting Service, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), Veterans Affairs (VA), etc. you can contact our office on Buckley AFB at 720-847-6693. The RAO is staffed by volunteers, all military retirees themselves, and our sole purpose is to provide assistance to any military retirees and surviving spouses/family members with anything related to their military service and/or benefits, in particular during difficult times such as this. We are deeply sorry for your loss.

    Steve Young
    Lt Col, USAF, Ret
    Director, Buckley SFB RAO

  6. (Our dearest Margaret,
    I know that Rusty was never really your son, and I was never really your daughter-in-law, and that you were never really Nanny to our children,…thanks for always making us feel as if we were. We miss you and are excited to see you in heaven when the time comes. )

    We are sending prayers for all who loved and missed Margaret.
    The Hopper family

  7. Margaret was a very lovely lady who I am glad to share many memories with. My thoughts are with our family in America at this sad time. I hope you and Ray are reunited and happy once again together.

    Love Sarah and Dale xxx

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