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Margaret Lee Willford

Friday, October 27, 2006

Oct. 3, 1923-Oct. 24, 2006

FREMONT -- Margaret Lee Willford, 83, formerly of Curtis, died Tuesday (Oct. 24, 2006), at A J Merrick Manor in Fremont.

She was born Oct. 3, 1923, to John and Maude Poindexter Cauffiel in Covington, Okla. She moved with her parents and siblings to Seminole County. Her father was employed by Champion Oil Company.

When she was six years old she attended primer at Enid, Okla., staying that year with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cris Poindexter. For the next 12 years she attended school at Wolf, Okla. She then went on to attend school at N.Y.A. at Shawnee, Okla., and Wichita, Kan. She was employed by Cessna Aircraft at Hutchinson, Kan.

She was united in marriage to George Stewart Willford July 4, 1943, at Hutchinson. While he served in the U. S. Navy, she worked for Douglas Aircraft and Tinker at Oklahoma City, Okla., as welder and shipping clerk. When the war was over, they returned to Curtis to farm and ranch for the next 33 years. In the spring of 1989 the couple moved to North Platte.

She was a member of the American Legion, Veteran's of Foreign War and A.A.R.P.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband George; sister, Sylvia Pauline Mariott; and a brother James Wilburtn Cauffiel.

Survivors include her daughter, Anna Willford of Lincoln; her son, Alex and wife, Jennifer Willford of Gretna; three sisters, Retta Pierce, Iva Mae Taylor and Audrey Cox; a brother, Homer Cauffiel; and two grandsons.

Services will be 11 a.m., Saturday at Adams & Swanson Chapel with burial in Floral Lawns Memorial Gardens.

A memorial has been established to the American Legion Auxiliary in Curtis and condolences may be shared online at www.adamsswanson.com.

Visitation is today, 9 a.m.-9 p.m., at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.