Marjorie Lou Armstead, 80, of Gothenburg, formerly of Cozad, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Nov 25, 2020.
Marge was born March 18, 1940 in Clay Center, NE. At age 5, the family moved from the farm, growing up in Hastings Neb, and graduating from Hastings Senior High. She lived there until she met the love of her life Bob Armstead. They were married on March 15, 1959. They had moved to Montana for work before returning to Nebraska as the family began to grow. The family settled in Colorado for 7 years until returning to Cozad, Nebraska in 1981.
Wherever she lived, she had a passion for her ladies Bible studies, and the church family. The family gatherings that included her brother and sisters families, nieces and nephews, have been known to be remembered as extraordinary family lore discussions and somewhere in them aunt Margie was involved, she truly loved when the family was together.
Marge was a mom to 6 children with Vonnie Marie preceding her as an infant. She raised 4 boys and a daughter, along with supporting the family with various jobs ranging from a grocery store clerk, milking 250 head at a dairy, and lastly, employed and retired from Monroes in Cozad. Her love for her children and especially her grandchildren was a priority. She took any loving and hugging anytime she could. She is the founding president of the ABC club (Armstead by Choice) with 8 current members that somehow share the same stories. She was always quick with a witty comeback or a sharp correction. Her mind was the sharpest of all her tools, along with her physical strength and toughness.
Surviving relatives include her husband Bob of 61 years, sister-in-law Bonnie Wendt, children Robert Jr. (wife Terri), Dean (wife Carrie), Ron, Valerie Lepird (husband Rich), and Richard (wife Carolyn). From Arizona to Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, and throughout Nebraska, she always longed to see her 12 grandchildren and 17 Great Grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Floyd and Antonia Wendt, her sister Betty Mihm, brother Jerry Wendt and her baby sister Carol Ann.
A Celebration of life will be held next year as conditions allow for such a gathering for family and friends.
Memorials may be directed to the Gothenburg Senior Center.
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