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Margaret (Bruggeman) Velez

Posted 2020-10-17 by mhenderson
Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home & Crematory -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Margaret Velez, 98, died September 27, 2020 at Lake View Terrace, Lake
Havasu City, Arizona. She was born in February, 1922 to Leo H. and
Eleanor Bruggeman in Coldwater, Ohio.

She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School, Coldwater High
School (class of 1940), and Miami-Jacobs Business College in Dayton,

She married Archie J. Woofter, Jr., in 1950 and worked for the
Department of Defense for 31 years, at various Air Force Bases in the
United States and in Germany, moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1970,
where she worked at F.E. Warren AFB, retiring in 1973. While in
Germany, she traveled extensively throughout Europe.

In 1983, she married John J. Velez. With John, her happy life
included flying (as “Foxy Lady”, she held a “right-hand-seat” pilot's
license), traveling in their RV, and boating. In 1987, they moved to
Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She and John became very active members of
the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the London Bridge Amateur Radio Club
and were Sheriff's Water Safety Volunteers. Margaret was a member of
the Republican Women's Club, and numerous Bridge groups. She was a
member of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church. She was an avid
reader and prolific letter-writer.

She is survived by two stepchildren, Phillip (Carol) Velez of
Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Diane (Carl) Cozine of Denver, Colorado, three
brothers, Lester (Mary Jo) Bruggeman of Coldwater, Ohio, Robert
Bruggeman of McCormick, South Carolina, and Thomas Bruggeman of
Dayton, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in
death by her parents, her husband, John, two brothers, Eugene and Carl
Bruggeman, and one sister, Edna.

Cremation has taken place; ashes will be inurned at St. Elizabeth
Cemetery in Coldwater, Ohio. Donations in her memory may be made to
River Valley Home Health and Hospice, 500 N. Lake Havasu Ave., Suite
#D104, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. The family thanks the wonderful
staff of Lake View Terrace for their kind, compassionate care of
Margaret during the last four years of her life.

Services were entrusted to the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home.
Thoughts and condolences can be sent to the family at www.lietz- To send a free card go to

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