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Maggie Morthole - December 29, 2013


Maggie Virginia was born on the family farm near Palisade, Neb., on Nov. 1, 1919, to Claude Sailors and Maggie Mae (Land) Sailors, and passed away peacefully on Dec 29, 2013.
Maggie was preceded in death by her husband Garrett (married for 67 years), both parents and both brothers, W. Stanley Sailors and Kenneth C. Sailors.
She is survived by her son, Stuart Morthole of Fair Oaks, Calif., and her daughter, Claudia Lantis of Aurora, Colo.; three grandsons, three granddaughters, 15 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.
On Dec. 20, 1942, Maggie Virginia Sailors married Garrett Morthole of Culbertson, Neb., in Denver. In June, 1943, they both moved to Richland, Wash., and worked at the Hanford Engineering Works until late July, 1945.
After a brief stay in Washington State, they returned to Palisade, Neb., for a few years. Later while living in Scottsbluff, Neb., Garrett applied for Insurance Adjuster training in 1952 with Service Fire Insurance Co. which became his (and later her) career occupation. They moved to their home of more than 40 years on Lamar Street in Denver in 1969. For the last 10 years of their careers, Virginia worked for Garrett as his secretary; both very proud of their own insurance company, Bear Valley Adjusters. They retired in 1985.
Maggie Virginia thoroughly enjoyed working around their home, their garden and flowers, traveling, and their long membership at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Yale Ave. Maggie Virginia touched the lives of many and will be missed by her family.
A funeral service was held at 4:30 p.m. with a viewing from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8 at Newcomer Funeral Home, 901 South Sheridan Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80226.
Graveside services will be Thursday, Jan. 9 at 2:30 p.m. CST at the Palisade Cemetery in Palisade, Neb.
In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome for the Early Childhood Learning Center at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4225 W. Yale Ave, Denver, CO 80219.