Margaret L. PresslerNovember 18, 1922 – October 22, 2004
Margaret L. Pressler, 81, of New Castle, died Oct. 22, 2004, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction.She was born Nov. 18, 1922, in Canyon Creek to James William Gant and Lois Fern Ramsey. She spent her childhood in the New Castle and Garfield Creek area. She attended New Castle High School and graduated in 1940.She married Arnold Phillip Pressler on Nov. 19, 1942, in Leadville. Mr. Pressler died Feb. 5, 1972.A retired mail carrier, she was a member of the Congregational Church of the Valley in Silt. She was a member of the Bible study group at the church. She loved to fish, hunt, dance, camp, play cards, garden, embroider, do crossword puzzles, take drives through the country and most of all, she loved her family and friends.She is survived by a son, James Pressler and his wife, Eileen, of Silt; two daughters, Frances Ingersoll and her husband, Ross, of Rifle, and Judith Richardson of Grand Junction; a sister, Maxine N. Heuschkel; seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.Her parents, husband, a grandson, Danny Roletto, and a great-grandson, Cody Richardson, preceded her in death.The Rev. Jim Warn will officiate a memorial service at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Congregational Church of the Valley. Burial will be at Highlands Cemetery in New Castle.Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.Memorial contributions may be made to the Lung Association or the American Cancer Society.
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