Marguerite Elizabeth Schilthuis Barron
September 11, 1923 - February 9, 2012
Marguerite Elizabeth Schilthuis Barron, age 88, of Montrose, Co dide peacefully February 9, 2012 at Family Health West in Fruita, Co.
She was born September 11, 1923 in Salida, Co, the daughter of Edward E. and Elizabeth (Hogue) Schilthuis. the family moved to Alamosa, co in 1927, when she was four years old. She graduated from Alamosa High School in 1941 and attended Adams State College for two years, then entered Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing in Denver. She graduated from nurses training in 1946. On August 18, 1946, she was married her childhood sweetheart, Frank C. Barron. At that time, they moved to Clearwater, Fl where Frank was Chief Pilot for Southern Air Express. During their life together, they lived in Florida, California, and in 1951, Frank was recalled into the Air Force to serve during the Korean War. They were stationed in Tacoma, Wa., and Boise, Id. In 1953, they moved to Montrose where they made their home. Mrs. Barron lost her husband to death in 1987.
Mrs. Barron worked as a Registered Nurse at Montrose Memorial Hospital for 19 years. During this time, together with Mrs. Homer Puckett R.N., they organized the Candistripers for teenage girls as volunteers to help at the hospital. This organization continued for several years and many girls from this area gave of their time as volunteers at the hospital and nursing homes.
Mrs. Barron was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church. She served as an Elder and in many other capacities through the years. She sang in the choir from the time she was a teenager and received a plaque from the First Presbyterian Church in Montrose for 50 years for "Singing forth the honour of His name".
In Alamosa, she was a member of the Rainbow for Girls, and served as Worthy Advisor and received the Grand Cross of Color. In Montrose, she was a member of the P.O.E Sisterhood Chapter BL, where she served as President for two years. She was also a member of N.A.R.F.E. and A.A.R.P.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Bob Stucky of Slidel, La, and Susan and Mike Gregg of Grand Junction, Co; one son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Deborah Barron of Alamosa, Co; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Her family was very special to her. She loved the out of doors and always had a garden flowers. She especially enjoyed camping in the mountains, her hobbies included knitting, reading and helping others.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Barron was preceded in death by one brother, George Schilthuis of Alamosa, Co.
Services will be a the First Presbyterian Church in Montrose, Co on Monday, February 13, 2012, at 10:00 am. Interment will be next to her beloved husband at the Grand View Cemetery in Montrose, Co.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of Crippin Funeral Home, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, Co 81401. (970) 249- 2121.