Roger C. Maggart

roger maggart

March 31, 1935 ~ December 5, 2022

Born in: Milan, Missouri
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Celebration of Life:

Roger C. Maggart, 87, passed away December 5, 2022, in Colorado Springs. Roger was born in Sullivan County, Missouri on March 31, 1935. As a young boy the family moved to Colorado. Roger graduated from Colorado Springs High School and drove a tour car up Pikes Peak for a while before joining the Marine Corps.
Roger served in combat in the Korean War and during his career in the Marine Corps was a guard at the US Embassy in Paris, France. He rose through the ranks to become a drill instructor at Camp Pendleton in Southern California as well as a drill instructor at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina and later served as the Marine Corps recruiter in Pueblo, Colorado where he met the love of his life, Sally.
After leaving the Marine Corps, Roger worked at Colorado National Bank, retiring as an Assistant Vice President.
Roger was a life member of Pueblo Charter Lions Club and held numerous positions in the club, including President. He also served as the District Governor of District 6SE; Constitution and By-Laws Chair, Council Chairman of Multiple District 6 of Colorado Lions Clubs. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Charter Lions Club, %Steve & Cheryl Shirley, 5627 Aventura Way, Pueblo, CO 81005.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Byron and Geraldine Maggart; his brother, Ronald Maggart; and his wife of nearly fifty years, Sally Maggart. Survived by two sons, Karl B. (Katherine M.) Shafer and Martin L. (Cindy) Shafer and a daughter, Mary Anne Maggart. He’s also survived by six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Services with military honors will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 14, 2022, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Private family graveside service.
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Funeral Service: December 14, 2022 10:00 am

Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel
1317 N. Main Street
Pueblo, CO 81003


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  1. I am so sorry for your loss. My dad (James Thurman) was friends with Roger and Sally. I always enjoyed when we’d go over to visit. I think of them often whenever I drive by the area their house was in.

    Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

  2. I’m sorry for the loss to your family. They are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing God’s love and showing recruits how to be good men. My late husband (P. T.) might be throwing a salute in his direction joyful to see a friend.

  3. Roger (SSgt. Maggart) was my Senior Drill Instructor at San Diego MCRD (Marine Corps Recruit Depot) in 1960. He took me, and many other 17-18 year olds and changed us into good Marines and valuable human beings. And 40 years later, when our old boot camp platoon began having reunions, Roger and his amazing wife, Sally, were as involved and enthusiastic about them as we were. I don’t think they missed a single one. He changed my life, and changed many, many other lives as well – all for the better. He was the best!
    Semper Fi, SIR!

  4. Roger was my mentor in Lions Club. He got me started on a path of leadership that I didn’t think of doing myself. But more than that he was my friend. He and Sally were two of the most dear friends I ever had, and it is comforting to know that they are reunited in heaven.

  5. Fellow Council Chairperson and true Lion your words of encouagement helped me move up in the ranks of Lionism. I knew I could always come to you if I needed support or wisdom. You were truly my inspiration.

  6. Roger was my husbands drill Sargent and spoke so highly of him. According to Ron his life was changed in a positive way by Roger.

  7. What to say about one of the finest men I never knew. God is getting a special Lion and Marine. Rest In Peace Roger. It was truly an honor to have known you

    A true leader in every since. Rest well marine for your journey to family and friends has started, thank you for your guidance.

    PDG john Freyta

  9. Rest In Peace Roger. You are now with the love of your life, Sally. You have been a guiding light and leader to so many people throughout your life. A truly great man, friend, mentor, and Lion. There will never be another like you!

  10. Ron and I were so sorry to hear of Roger’s passing. We were just talking about him last week. We had many get times with him and Sally. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. PCC Ron and Lion Faye Lockner. Ft Collins Lions Club

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