Margaret Ann Garberding

margaret garberding

February 11, 1939 ~ August 20, 2019

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Margaret Ann Garberding, 80, passed away August 20, 2019. Survived by her husband, James L. Garberding; children, James R. (Kristine) Garberding, Mark R. Garberding and Andrew J. Garberding; 10 grandchildren (Brian, Amanda, Sarah, Makenna, Jordan, Emma, Hannah, Ashley, Brandy, Salena); 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, family members and friends. Preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Mabel Meerkatz; son, Timothy A. Garberding; sister, Janice Schoep; brother, Keith Meerkatz and niece, Kristin Radochonski.

Margaret was born February 11, 1939, in Grand Island, Nebraska. She was a retired teacher from Trinity Lutheran School and District 60. She enjoyed crafts, knitting, crocheting and watching the Broncos, Rockies & Avalanche. She was a wonderful, kind, thoughtful and big-hearted woman who lived for her husband, children and grandchildren. She will be missed by her family and many friends.

Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A celebration of life will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans Ave., on November 25, 2019, at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Trinity Lutheran School, 701 W. Evans Ave., Pueblo, CO  81004.  Attendees are encouraged to wear Avalanche, Rockies or Broncos attire.

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Memorial Service: November 25, 2019 11:00 am

Trinity Lutheran Church
701 W. Evans Avenue
Pueblo, CO 81004


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  1. Jim and family. So sorry for your loss. Margaret was a kind loving person who never met a stranger. The angels will welcome her with open arms.

  2. My prayers are with you and your family Andy. Sorry to hear I have fond memories of your mom and our days at Trinity. May God’s comfort be very real to you and all your family during this time.

  3. Jim, Jim, Mark, and Andy, I am so sorry for your loss. Marge was a wonderful person and an even better cook. Whether at the bowling alley, or at your home, she always made me feel like I was one of the family. I love you guys and your mom very much. Hugs and continued prayers for your family.

  4. My prayers for your comfort. Celebrate her life as she celebrated all of those she taught. She was my brother’s kindergarten teacher in 1973, and left an impact on many students over the years. We were all blessed to know her. Praises to our Lord for blessing us with someone who was so good with children, and as He welcomes her to her forever home.

  5. I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. She was and still will be an amazing woman. She was so loving and kind to me. She will always be special to me as you all are.

  6. Jim, It was good to see and talk with you and son Jim at the fair. We know God has a special plan for your life. You are blessed with family and we pray God will give you peace and his unfailing love in the time to follow. Thank God, He is always there for us. He is our stability and Savior.

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