Margaret (Marge) M. Parker, 75, died March 6, 2012, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo.
Margaret was born May 3, 1936, to Florence (Coppa) and Pete Peretto. She was a 1954 Trinidad High School graduate and attended Trinidad State Junior College.
Marge was united in marriage April 28, 1956, to Thomas (Tom) Parker, at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad.
She was active in PTA, Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America and was a substitute teacher for more than 20 years.
Marge was a lifetime member of Beta Sigma Phi with a master’s degree in the La Junta, Trinidad and Raton, N.M., chapters.
She was a member of Catholic Daughters of America, the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library Advisory Board in Raton and belonged to various craft and bridge clubs in Raton and Trinidad.
She was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling, which included taking numerous cruises with family and friends, bowling, playing bridge and making crafts.
Marge was instrumental in founding the Red Hat Chapter in Raton in which she held the title of queen mother for several years.
Marge’s husband, daughter, son and grandsons were the love of her life. She enjoyed attending and watching all of her grandsons’ sporting activities.
She will be missed.
Marge was preceded in death by her parents; her mother- and father-in-law, Catherine and Thomas Parker; her sister- and brother-in-law, Kathryn (Carl) Amari and Carl Connell.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Parker, of Raton; her daughter Cynthia (Cyndi) Parker; her son, Thomas Scott (Susan) Parker; her grandsons, Jordan C. Carlini and Jason Thomas Parker; her brother, Michael (Esther) Peretto, of Pueblo; and her sisters, Kathryn Peretto, of Phoenix and Paulette (Lance) Chrysler, of Alturas, Calif.
She is also survived by her sisters- and brothers-in-law, Isobelle (Doug) Barber, of Wichita Falls, Texas; Clover (Dale) Pfau, of Julesburg; Karen (Harold) Robb, of California; Diane Connell of Trinidad, Robert (Antoinette) Parker, of Lamar; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of many dear friends.
At Marge’s request, she was cremated. A private memorial service was held Friday, March 16, at Comi Chapel followed by inurnment at Trinidad Catholic Cemetery.
Persons wishing to do so may make contributions in Marge’s memory to the Arthur Johnson Memorial Library, 244 Cook Ave., Raton, N.M. 87740.
Arrangements made under direction of Comi Funeral Home.