Margie Eva Burt Epperson


Margie Eva Burt Epperson died Jan. 24 in Arvada with her children at her side. She was 92.

She was born on a farm south of Haddam, Kan. on July 30, 1921. Her father, Ralph Burt, was a farmer and her mother, Florence Burt was a homemaker. She had one, wonderful sister, Lucy. She attended a small country school until the eighth grade when she when to Haddam High School, where she graduated. After high school, she taught school for two years.

Lucy and Margie decided to go to Colorado Springs to look for work where they stayed with their aunt and uncle, Evelyn and Pete Cornwell. Lucy only stayed a few months and then decided to return to Kansas to get married. It wasn’t long after that Margie married her wonderful husband Orrie Epperson.

The couple had three sons — Donald, Darrell and Ralph. The Eppersons resided in Park County, west of Colorado Springs and later moved north of Denver to Weld County.

In 1960, the Eppersons moved to a farm near Gypsum with Margie noting it seemed like they always lived on a farm. After Orrie died, Margie moved to the Golden Eagle Senior Center, where she lived for 10 years.

She loved working in her flower gardens and cooking and canning, but most of all she loved caring for her sons. For a while, she worked cleaning houses and caring for her neighbors’ children. She moved to Arvada Care and Rehab on Oct. 31, 2005 and that is where she spent her final days.

Margie is survived by two of her sons and their wives. She also is survived by two step children, Larry and Deloris along with many grand children and great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held in May at the Gypsum cemetery. Margie will be laid to rest next to her husband. Memorial contributions can be made to the Eagle Community United Methodist Church.

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