Services for Margaret Alene Stevens
Tue, 05/31/2022 - 12:24pm admin
Margaret Alene Stevens passed away Friday, May 6, 2022 at Benefis Peace Hospice House, in Great Falls, MT, surrounded by loving family.
An interment service will be held at 1:30 P.M. July 15, 2022 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Margaret was born October 25, 1938 in Denver, Colorado to Floyd and Vera (Moore) Cunningham. She was the 10th of 11 children. She grew up mostly in the mountains and surrounding area of Denver.
While Margaret was waitressing at Rockybilt, the manager's son, Lowell was home on leave.
After getting off a late shift, a family friend told Lowell to give Margaret a ride home. The two had a whirlwind romance, they wed 6 weeks later on December 1, 1955.
The couple then traveled to England where Lowell was stationed. No matter where his orders took him, Margaret would pack up the kids and the household and follow him without complaint.
Lowell’s mother often said Lowell and Margaret didn’t need anybody but each other, the kids and the cat. In 1973, Margaret packed her family up for the last time and followed Lowell's dream to a dairy farm in Clearbrook, MN.
When all of their kids were out of elementary school, Margaret began her 20 year career as a CNA at the Good Samaritan Center in Clearbrook, MN. Margaret was a phenomenal cook.
During thrashing season she would put on a spread for the crew that couldn’t be outdone. It was like another holiday feast.
The light of her life was spending time with her family, especially, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was known to them as Grandma-the-Great. They were always greeted with a smile, huge hug and a “hey there kid.” When leaving they would get another hug and “I love you, kid, you know that.” Lowell and Margaret spent many Saturday nights square dancing in Gonvick and Bagley. Margaret enjoyed women's league softball and bowling. She also volunteered her time as a Girl Scout leader. Margaret volunteered at the Senior Center. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and served as president for many years.
Margaret helped serve meals at Legion functions as well. She also enjoyed painting the crafts that Lowell made in his woodworking shop. If you drove past their farm you would see the firemen raising the flag and the Statue of Liberty Margaret had painted.
Margaret is survived by her children Edie Stevens-Breckon, Skiatook, OK; Lowell E Stevens, Hillsboro, ND; Dani (Roger) Sebenaler, Grand Forks, ND; Richard (Liz) Stevens, Osage, IA; Gyme (Kevin) Guthe, Daytona Beach, FL; Shelly (Rock) Rayl ,Great Falls, MT; Vali Hamilton, Clearbrook, MN; 13 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, her sister-in-law Sharon Stevens Jacksonville, NC; many nieces and nephews, friends, honorary children and Missy the cat.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 66 years Lowell, her parents, brothers Bob, Gordon, Norman, Johnny, Lawrence, Chris, Jim, George, Pat, her best friend and sister Evalyn and brother-in-law Curt, grandchildren Michael and Nathan Sebenaler, and sons-in-law Harold Hamilton and Jim Breckon, and several brothers-in-law
In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be directed to the Clearbrook Senior Citizens Center 105 Main St South, Clearbrook, MN 56634.
Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com