Margaret A. Smith, 89, passed away Feb. 17, 2009. Survived by her husband of 65 years, Norm P. 'Bud' Smith; children, Norman P. (Beth) Smith Jr. of Pueblo West and Lenore (Gene) Eckert of Hamburg, N.J.; grandchildren, Grant Eckert and Colin Eckert; and brother-in-law, Dale (Barbara) Smith of Arvada, Colo. Preceded in death by her son, David Bishop Smith on Feb. 25, 1993. Margaret was born to Harry and Mamie Bishop on Jan. 10, 1920, in Emporia, Kans. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the College of Emporia. She was a dedicated teacher at Highland Park Elementary for 25 years, retiring in 1981 from Pueblo District 60. Margaret enjoyed singing and gardening. Most importantly, she was a very devoted wife, an excellent mother and grandmother, and a friend to everyone. She will be deeply missed by everyone. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo Animal Shelter, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. The loss of a person so special as Margaret ( mom ) stirs up a lot of memories. I hope that those memories bring some peace to your hurting heart.

  2. Mrs. Smith was my teacher at Highland Park School. She was the best teacher that I ever had. She was the best at what she did and always smelled so good! I saw her several years ago at the hospital when my brother was dying of cancer. I approached her and she actually remembered me. She spoke kinds words and wished my family the best. Now I’m wishing you, her family the best and expressing my sympathy. She will be missed.

    Sincerely,

    Janice M. Curtis

  3. Dear Bud & Family,
    We mourn with you at this time of loss and we also honor a life that was lived so well. Margaret was a sweet, gentle soul who brightened the lives of many people. She is lovingly remembered and sadly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Pete & Sue Klos

  4. Grandma,
    Will definitely miss the trips up to the mountains and all the soaps we used to watch. You were the perfect grandmother, and I always looked forward to coming and visiting. You will be missed.
    Love your grandson,
    Colin

  5. Dear Mr Smith, Nore, Gene and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear one. My sincerest sympathy to all of you.
    I know she will be missed by many as she was a very sweet lady and I am so glad that I had the opportunity of meeting her.
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
    Love. Carmen

  6. Bud, We are so sorry to here about Margret she was a special Lady always so sweet to us. We can only hope and pray that our Love can grow 65 years as yours did we wont ever forget the Best Man at our wedding 33yrs ago you are very special to us. Love Greg & Cheryl

  7. Dear Bud and Family,
    We were sorry to read of the loss of Margaret. She was the epitome of a lady, refined, graceful and always smiling. I enjoyed knowing her as a teacher at Highland Park where her lovely example of kindness was evident every day. May God bless you.
    Donna and Tony Verderaime

  8. We are proud and honored to have had Margaret Ann be a part of our lives. Memories of times spent together will always remain with us and we know she will live on in the hearts and minds of all of her family.

  9. Dear Nore and Mr. Smith,

    I was so sad to hear about Margaret. my most vivid memories of her are singing “getting to know you” to her class and all the other students. Such a lively delightful person! I think about her fondly and my prayers for all of the family are with you.

    Much Love
    Elaine (Montoya) Maes

  10. Mrs. Smith was such a wonderful teacher. She took me under her wing at Highland Park and I have never forgotten her. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Beth Ice Gladney

  11. Bud,
    You touched our lives during the early years of our marriage. We were all like family. You were truly blessed to have such wonderful wife. Our hearts are saddened for you at this time.
    You will always be a special friend. God bless you and family.

  12. Dear Mr. Smith,
    I am so sorry for your loss. You know this already, but, your wife was a beautiful caring woman and loved by many. You and she were a wonderful example of the greatness of marriage….65 years. I am so glad that we got to know and love the both of you during the MK football years. My prayers and thoughts are with you during these sad days…..Now, let your lovely daughter take care of you!!!

    Love,
    Connie and Paul

  13. Dear Nore,
    So very sorry to read of your mom’s passing. She was such a special lady and I am so glad to have gotten to know her during the football years. You have been the best of daughters and I know you have made your mom proud. As always, you are in our prayers.
    Love, Connie and Paul

  14. From your favorite son-in-law, I’ll miss you and hearing your sweet voice. You were always so kind to me and never had a cross word. There is a hole in this world because of you leaving. They can never replace all of your kindness and sweetness. I know you’re off somewhere else doing the same for others. We will always remember you and miss you and the beautiful flowers you took such care to grow.You made the world a better place to live in. I know that you’re looking out for us.
    Love,
    Gene

  15. MY LOVE…

    1943…I WAS INTRODUCED TO YOU AT A SQUADRON DANCE..YOU WERE THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN THE ROOM..I STILL CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DANCED WITH ME…

    THE REST IS HISTORY…WE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE TOGETHER…

    YOU WERE MY WHOLE LIFE..
    ”SEE YOU IN MY DREANS”
    LOVE FOREVER,,, BUD

  16. Nore and family
    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your beautiful mom. She leaves behind a wonderful legecy in her daughter. It was so great to speak to you today and hear your love and genuine respect for your precious mom.
    Our deepest sympathies – you are in our constant thoughts and prayers
    Glenn, Robin and family

  17. Nore — We are so sorry to hear about your Mom. She was such a nice woman — I remember the fun we all had when your parents came apple picking with us when the kids were little.

    You were such a good daughter to her — taking care of her until the end.

    Love, Ann & Bob

  18. MOM…..
    MISS YOU TONITE.. YOU SHOULD BE SITTING HERE WITH DAD AND I WATCHING THIS GOOD MYSTERY,,,
    SUCH A DEEP PAIN,, IN MY HEART….
    MY BEST FRIEND,,SO MANY GOOD MEMORIES….SO MANY GOOD LAUGHE’S….

    THANKYOU.FOR BEING SUCH A GOOD MOM..I HOPE I MADE YOU PROUD..

    SEE YOU IN MY DREAM’S
    MY SWEET GIRL..

    LOVE YOU ALWAY’ES AND FOREVER..YOUR DAUGHTER, I’LL BE….

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