Marguerite ‘Marge’ Zarlengo (Gilmore) Buser |

Marguerite ‘Marge’ Zarlengo (Gilmore) Buser

Marguerite “Marge” Zarlengo (Gilmore) Buser of Grand Junction, a former resident of New Castle, died Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2003, at her home. She was 83.

A memorial service was held Friday, Nov. 14, at Martin Mortuary in Grand Junction.

She was born Marguerite Zarlengo on Dec. 12, 1919, at Mount Harris in Routt County to Angelina LaDonne and Louis Zarlengo. She attended grade school at the Harvey Gap Schoolhouse and New Castle High School.

She married Marion Gilmore and they had three sons. They later divorced.

She raised her children in California and Denver. She later moved back to New Castle, where she ran the Sky View Motel, worked three jobs in Aspen, and cared for her aging parents and neighbor ladies.

In Aspen, she met Herman Buser. They were later married, and traveled to his native Switzerland many times, sometimes staying for many months and working there. She loved seeing so many different places. While in Europe, they visited France, Spain, Italy, Austria and Germany.

Mrs. Buser fit in well wherever she went.

She loved to crochet, and all her friends and relatives own crocheted treasures made by her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings.

Mrs. Buser is survived by her husband, Herman Buser of Grand Junction; by sons and daughters-in-law Colin and Cathy Gilmore of Clearlake, Calif., Louis and Cookie Gilmore of Milpitas, Calif., and Chip and Terri Gilmore of New Castle; by grandchildren and their spouses Mark and Rose Gilmore, Kathy and Nashat Qyuad, Sherry Gilmore, Jason and Shannon Gilmore, Leslie Gilmore and her husband Craig, Monica Gilmore and Andy Gilmore; by six great-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, one step-great-great-grandchild and another on the way; by many nieces and nephews; and by a special friend, Josephine Connolly.

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