Margaret E. Mathers
1929 - 2021
Margaret E. Mathers

Margaret E. Mathers, 92, passed away peacefully at San Juan Regional Medical Center on May 3rd, 2021.

She was truly one of a kind and the smartest woman many of us have ever known.

She was devoted to her beloved Sacred Heart Catholic Church. She had also been quite active with the Libertarian party here in New Mexico.

Margaret had so many irons in as many fires throughout her interesting journey through life they'd be impossible to list here.

We know God if picking her brain to help him complete his daily crossword puzzles. She was addicted to crossword puzzles and literally read all the time.

Margaret is survived by her brother Robert Erwin and wife Mary Lou, their children Kenneth and Kathleen. Two daughters, Carol Gibson-Taylor (Rynkiewicz) and her husband Stan Rynkiewicz, Marilyn Moss and three grandchildren, Melissa Gibson-Taylor, Sam & Michael Doria.

For more on Margaret's amazing story join us for a celebration of her life at Sacred Heart Catholic Church located at 403 Orchard Ave at 10:00am on May 14th 2021. Reception to follow at Stan and Carol's house 221 W. Comanche St. at 1 pm.

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Published by Farmington Daily Times from May 10 to May 13, 2021.
Memorial Gathering
Stan and Carol's house
221 W. Comanche St., NM
Celebration of Life
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
403 Orchard Ave, NM
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It was 1988 when I walked into San Juan Catholic Charities and introduced myself to the manager, Margaret Mathers. She was also the county chair and only active member of the Libertarian Party of San Juan County. I had just joined and was there to help. Over several years we grew the group into the most active county affiliate in the state, at least for a while.

Later, she was employed by the Farmington Daily Times and got me on proof-reading want-ads part-time and learning graphics skills part-time, later full-time. That experience has served me well over the years.

She was a dear friend and have I many fond memories of our work together. So long, Maggie.
Joseph Knight
May 16, 2021
Maggie was the wittiest, most erudite and literate woman I ever knew. She loved books and they loved her in return. She was absolutely besotted by words, but not only words. She loved her family, animals - especially her beloved wire-haired terrier Foxy - her church, the Libertarian Party, the humor of Walt Kelly’s Pogo, and those of us who were fortunate enough to call her co-worker and friend. She gave generously of her musical talent and her knowledge of local history. What a life she had! The lives of many people are richer for having known Maggie Mathers.
Elaine Martin
May 12, 2021
I worked with Margaret at The Daily Times back in the day. She was a classy lady.
Wayne Leupold
May 10, 2021
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