Marjorie R. Merchant, 81, died June 25, 1998 at her home.

Born April 28, 1917 in Rocky Ford, Colorado to Gordon and Bessie M. Crowe. Married Frank Merchant in Castle Rock, Colorado January 31, 1938. Margie loved nature, and loved to grow and nurture nature's creations. She also had a keen love for her dogs.She is survived by her husband, Frank; sons, Jeff and wife Wanda; Michael and partner Sid Haskin; four grandchildren, Christopher, Jason, Amy and Andrew; and a sister, Mildred Kloepher, Pueblo, Colorado. Margie was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

Funeral services Tuesday, June 30, 1 p.m., Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State, where friends may call from 12 noon to 1 p.m. that day. Interment, Taylorsville Memorial Park.

Margie's family expresses their thanks to Kathy Johnson, Karen Cook, and the members of Hospice for their loving and dedicated care through the last days of Margie's life.

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