Marjorie A. Markey

Marjorie A. Markey, age 76, a resident of Colorado Springs for the last 26 years and formerly of Wood River and Omaha, Nebraska; North Africa; Salina, Kansas; Roswell, New Mexico; Labrador; and California, passed away on Wednesday, September 5, 2012 at Liberty Manor in Colorado Springs. She was a devoted Air Force wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and friend.

Marjorie Ann Dunphy was born on December 24, 1935 in Wood River, Nebraska to the late Patrick and Grace (Danaher) Dunphy. She was a 1953 graduate of Wood River High School and she married James Peter Markey on May 26, 1956 in Wood River. They traveled the world with the United States Air Force. She was active in the PTO, she was a room mother, a member of the NCO wives; the Red Cross Wives, Air Force Wives and various antique clubs. She was an avid gardener who enjoyed crafts, sewing, softball, bowling, and garage sales.

She is survived by her husband, Chief Master Sergeant James P. Markey, USAF (Ret.) of Colorado Springs; her two daughters: Barbara (husband, Chuck) Coghlin of Colorado Springs; and Colleen (husband, David) Rondinelli of Littleton, Colorado; and a brother: Paul (wife, Setsuko) Dunphy of Colorado Springs. She has four wonderful grandchildren: Megan, Mary, Charlie, and Anthony. She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers: Gerald and William.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at Holy Apostles Catholic Church, 4925 North Carefree Circle, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917. A rosary will be said at 9:30 a.m. and a funeral mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Apostles. A reception will follow the services at the church. Graveside services are planned for 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Staging Area “B” in Denver, Colorado.

Memorials in Marjorie’s name may be made to Evercare Hospice, 5450 Tech Center Drive, Suite 120, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80919.

Marjorie will be best remembered for her spirited personality and her love of family and God.

Blessed be her memory.

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