Margie Tiegs

Margie Ann Tiegs
January 31, 1929 - March 18, 2013
Margie Ann Tiegs went to be with the Lord, March 18th 2013, at age 84. She peacefully passed away, with family at her bedside, after an extended bout with Alzheimer's disease. Margie was born in Minidoka, Idaho January 31, 1929 to Edward and Margaret Thompson .Margie spent most of her growing up years in Idaho and Oregon graduating from high school at Wheeler, Oregon in 1946 . She attended Linfield College for a time. She worked at several different jobs, mostly secretarial before entering the Civil Service where she worked for the military in France, Hawaii and finally in Cheyenne Mountain for NORAD, at Colorado Springs, Colorado. In the early 70's she moved to Salem, Oregon where she went to work for the State of Oregon with the Council of Governments. She was later transferred to eastern Oregon where she became the first woman director of Council of Governments in the US, In that position she was responsible for Malheur and Harney Counties While there she met and married Dale Tiegs in 1973. They lived on a farm in the Melba, Idaho area and she continued her job with COG for a while until the rigors of driving back and forth to Vale, Oregon became too much. She left that job and worked for Job Corp in Marsing, Idaho for a while before opening a floral and wedding gown business in Nampa. In 1980 Dale & Margie moved to the Oregon coast where they lived for the next 32 years. While there she operated several businesses and restaurants. She was involved with the Chamber of Commerce in Rockaway Beach, Oregon. and was also part of a group that helped operate an excursion train called the "Fun Run", on the Oregon coast. She was also active in singing with musical groups including Sweet Adelines, church choirs and the like. She was a member of the Tillamook Church of the Nazarene.Margie retired in 2004 and she and Dale traveled a bit, spending 2 winters in Arizona before the onset of her disease. Margie and Dale moved back to Nampa in the past year where more family support was available to them.
Margie is survived by her husband Dale Tiegs of Nampa, husband of 40 years. Her brother Robert E. Thompson of Grand Junction, Colorado; nine children, Michael Young of Kiowa, Colorado; Penny Guevarra of Corvallis, Oregon; Mark Hash of Federal Way, Washington; Cheryl Callaway of Nampa; Gregg Tiegs of Kennewick, Washington; Frank Tiegs of Pasco, Washington; Allison Reding of Hailey, Idaho; Lori Fox of Nampa; Stacey Devereaux of Boise; 32 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Margie will always be remembered for her willingness to help anyone in need, and her love of family and friends. Always a very busy active woman. She will be greatly missed.
The family would like to convey a special thanks to St. Luke's Hospice for their tender loving care and support during Margie's last 6 month's of life.
A celebration of Margie's life will be held Saturday March 23rd at 1:00 P.M. in Nampa at Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel followed by internment at Cloverdale cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the , 6126 W. State St. Suite 305 Boise Idaho 83703. Condolences may be shared with Margie's family in Margie's tribute page at

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 21, 2013