In loving memory of a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. Margaret McElhaney was born on May 31, 1920 in Salida, Colorado. She was called home by the Lord on March 9, 2020.

   Margaret began working for Mountain Bell in 1943 and was a telephone company employee for 40 years.  Over this time she experienced the modernization of telephone communication from switch boards to computerization.  

   Her hobbies included baking, gardening, knitting, crocheting, sewing and quilting.

   Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Raymond “Earl.” She is survived by her children, Sue McElhaney-Lew (Harold), Raymond (Tami), Kathy Biondi (Greg), Mark (Linda); and five grandchildren Michelle, Megan, Caitlin, Daniel and Riley. She was most proud of the accomplishments of her children and grandchildren.

   Margaret will be remembered for her devotion to family and her love of the Lord.

   A private inurnment ceremony will be held at St. Mary’s Cathedral.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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  1. I found this and was able to read her obituary . Thanks Ray for the info. We are thinking of you all. Love you all and am thinking and remembering all of you as little peanuts growing while I was the older teen being cool !!!! Now I am the old lady and you are the cool ones.. I proudly and lovingly remember both Uncle Earl and Aunt Margaret and now they are together again!! Take care all and I love you!

  2. Thank you!

  3. I’m so sad that I did not see Margaret after I moved my friend from McKenzie Place at Christmas time. She was SO nice and I loved saying ‘hello’ to her at lunchtime. So glad you put her in the paper. She was a kind person-my condolences to all of you.
    Cathe Maguire

  4. Sue, so sorry to hear about your Mom. Ray has known her for many years and she was such a gracious lady. Blessings and prayers to you and your family.

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