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Margaret Elaine (Bagley) McCollum

Posted 2010-03-27 by Diana
Margaret Elaine McCollum, Margaret was born May 10, 1920 near Purdin, MO to Curt and Edna Bagley. She passed away May 5, 2003 in her home in Gilbert, AZ.

She married Clyde Russell McCollum on June 2, 1940. She spent many years serving her six children while simultaneously assisting her husband in a variety of entrepreneurial ventures. Their family moved from Missouri to Colorado in 1954. Margaret had a professional career with the Air Force Finance and Accounting office in Denver and worked in the office of the Governor.

Upon her retirement in 1984, she and her husband served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She has been an active member of her church since 1966 and has given thousands of hours of service to her family and community. She has lived in AZ since 1994 and most recently in the home of her daughter, Joyce Brinton and her family.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years. Clyde McCollum, in January 2000. Her six children survive her; Rozanne DeShazer, Karen Bujaci, Lois Hill, Dena Applegate, Evan McCollum and Joyce Brinton. Her two sisters, Clarice Rupert and Carolyn Helms, 20 grandchildren and 35 great-grandchildren also survive her. Margaret will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all who knew and loved her.

Visitation at Bunkers Funeral Home, 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa AZ Thursday, May 8th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 9th at 11:00 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 220 E. Cullumber in Gilbert, AZ with visitation held 1 hour prior.

Published in the Arizona Republic on 5/8/2003.

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