Marge 'the Barge' (Fajt Sitas Grant) Harrington , 93, died May 2, 2013. She was born July 27, 1919, in Pueblo, Colorado, and graduated from Central High School in 1937. She married Gus Sitas in the early 1940's and had two children, Linda and Gus, and acquired several more by marrying Harry Grant and Eugene Harrington in the 1960's. She loved the outdoors and excelled in many sports. Her favorite sports were swimming and diving. She qualified for the National Senior Olympics in St Louis in 1987, where she took 5th place in the backstroke. She was among the first swimming instructors when the outdoor pool opened in City Park in 1958. She enjoyed volleyball, bowling, fishing, traveling, and golfing. She assisted the late Dr. Hopkins at the Parkview Eye Clinic and on numerous eye clinic missions in Central and South America. Always a volunteer, she was a den mother, girl scout leader, and Gray Lady. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many decades with her long time friend Ruth von Ahlefeldt. A private family memorial gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund or the charity of your choice. Online condolences,

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  1. May I offer my sincere condolences to you on the death of Marge. May your hearts find comfort in God’s Word where he states: He (God) will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord God shall wipe away tears from off all faces. (Isaiah 25:8) May your loved one awaken to a world where there will be peace (John 5:28,29; Psalm 37:11) no sickness (Isaiah 33:24) and no more troubles (Revelation 21:4) throughout eternity (Psalm 37:29). May your hearts find comfort and hope in God’s Word for all that he has said will surely come to pass. (Titus 1:2) My deepest sympathy to you.

  2. I first knew Marge when I was a patient of Dr. Hopkins. I really got to know her better when she and Gene were on the same bowling league. They were both such nice, fun people. I know you will miss her. Anna Marie Wheeler

  3. Cathy Leasure (Harrington)

    Grandma Marge, I truly enjoyed all the times when we were young that you sat at the kids table and played goldfish with all of us grandchildren and the times you took us up to Colorado City to swim for the day. My family and I truly enjoyed the visits with you and Grandpa Gene when we would come back to Colorado to visit.You are going to be truly missed! Rest in peace.

  4. Aunt Marge! What great memories I have of her~ as a young girl, we did so many things together, never indoors~ We lived outside and enjoyed going on adventures. My father loved his sisters and brother, and Marge was always ready and able to take on the next challenge. We were so happy to know that Aunt Marge was coming over, as it would lead us to places we’d never been. I will always fondly look back and remember her with lots of love and respect.

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