Margaret Eileen Morford Glenn
July 28, 2009
Margaret Eileen Morford Glenn passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family July 22 at the home of her daughter at Lake Itasca, Minn. She was 91.
Margaret was born March 17, 1918 at the family home in Palisade to James Ellis and Henrietta Morford. She attended school in Palisade and graduated in 1936. On June 17, 1937 she married Grant Glenn and together they farmed peach orchards in Palisade and their family farm in Clifton.
In 1962 Grant and Margaret moved to Glenwood Springs where she assisted Grant with his job at the Salt Lake Hardware Company.
After many happy years they sold their home and traveled the country in a fifth-wheel trailer visiting family and friends. After Grant died in 1987, Margaret moved to Rifle and purchased a home near her son.
In 2008 she moved to Lake Itasca to be with her daughter. On her 91st birthday she purchased a home on the golf course in Port Isabel, Texas, where she planned to winter each year.
Margaret loved to travel, meet new people, square dance and play cards. She enjoyed her family, many friends, and church family. During her active life Margaret touched the lives of hundreds of people. All who met her remarked that she was the kindest, most gentle and gracious lady they had ever met.
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Always full of life and looking forward to the next adventure, she set a wonderful example for all.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Grant; infant children, Grant Jr. and Robert Leon; three sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by her son, Larry (Linda) Glenn of Rifle; daughter, Sue (Steve) Smith of Lake Itasca, Minn.; grandchildren, Bob Glenn of Rifle, Bill (Summer) Glenn of Flagstaff, Ariz., Lori (Ryan) Warren of Wylie, Texas, Kelly (Craig) Winters of Rapid City, S.D., Sam (Caren) Smith of Lake Itasca, Minn., Stacy Smith of Cape Town, South Africa; and eight great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of Christ in Rifle, Colo. on Aug. 8, 2009 at 11 a.m.