Margaret L. Verburg

Margaret L. Verburg, age 98, of Colorado Springs passed away on November 10, 2012.
Margaret was born in St Joseph, Missouri on July 26, 1914, to H. Evans and Nita (Schultz) Libbe.

Margaret married Mitchell R. Verburg, Sr., July 5, 1942 in Colorado Springs, who passed in 2003. She was also preceded in death by her brother Herman Libbe, who passed in October 2011.

Surviving are 3 children: Mitchell Jr., and his wife Anke, Marian Volk and Mark Verburg; grandchild Eric (son of Mitchell), with wife Gail and great-grandchild Steven Verburg, currently stationed at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas; grandchild Guy William Volk (son of Marian), with wife Jody currently living in Brooklyn, New York.

Margaret attended public schools in St. Joseph, Missouri graduating from Central High School and Junior College in St. Joseph, Missouri. She graduated from the Northwestern State University in Maryville, Missouri, with a degree in education. She loved to teach and she was loved by her students.

Being a military spouse she taught wherever they were stationed. Locally she taught at Chamberlin District 3 and District 11 Helen Hunt and Madison Elementary. She retired in 1976.

Margaret volunteered at Silver Key for 18 Years and the Senior Center, North Hancock for 6 years.

Margaret was an “all-rounder” with her hands; painting beautiful pictures, beading jewelry, and stained glass painting. She put her whole heart into her garden work and had the prettiest flowers. One of her best friends always called her: my little “petunia”. She was a serious and competitive canasta player, a true animal lover – especially dogs and a dedicated hardcore fisherwoman.

Margaret was one of a kind, never complained, and was always there for her loved ones. She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten by anyone whose heart she touched.

A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at First Presbyterian Church, 219 East Bijou Street, where she was a member since 1948. A reception will follow the services also at First Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shriners Hospital, Fairfax Road at Virginia Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.

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