Margaret Ann Stone March 21, 1928 – October 14, 2012 Margaret Ann Stone went home to her Lord on October 14, 2012, after a battle with Alzheimer's. Margaret was born March 21, 1928, to George and Daisy Bartlett in Acuff, Texas. She was number 11 of 14 children. She attended Acuff High School and graduated in 1944. Through friends, she met Preston E. Stone after the War and were married in San Antonio, Texas in 1945. In 1955, they moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, then moved to Loma, CO in 1960, where they lived until 1970, when they moved to Clifton, CO. Preston and Margaret were married for 50 years. Preston passed away in 1996. Margaret moved to Mesa, Arizona in 2002. While in Mesa County, Margaret was well known for her 'hand made" draperies and had her business for 35 years. She was also active in Eastern Star and held the position of Worthy Matron for Sunshine Chapter #35, in Grand Junction and Palisade Chapter # 90. Margaret was also the Commander of Western Slope Chapter of EX-POW for two years. She loved the Lord and was always reading her Bible. She loved to cook, bake and make homemade ice cream. Margaret is survived by her four children, daughters, Sylvia (Gary) Lawrence of Scottsdale, AZ; Cynthia (Sammy) Tempa of Houston, TX; Cheryl Stone of Mayer, AZ, and son, Steve (Joyce) Stone of Delta, CO; ten grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Lois Fitzpatrick of Annapolis, MD, and brother, Leonard Bartlett of Logan, NM. Services will be held at Hansen Desert Hills Mortuary, 6500 East Bell Rd., Scottsdale, AZ on Wednesday, October 17th at 1:00 p.m. A memorial will be held at Steve and Joyce Stone's home, 52066 Banner Rd., Delta, CO, on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 2:00 p.m. Margaret will be buried with Preston at Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, CO. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to EX-POW chapters in Mesa Arizona or Grand Junction, CO.
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Published in The Daily Sentinel on Oct. 16, 2012