Mary Margaret Chase

Born: Sat., Jul. 30, 1921
Died: Wed., Sep. 16, 2009

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Mary Margaret Chase, Age 88, Former owner and operator of Aurora Chase Mortuary, died Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 in Centennial, Colorado.
She was born July 30, 1921, in Nampa, Idaho, to the late Roy Nathan Gilbert and Ruth Alda Loomer. She was united in marriage to Donald M. Chase in Denver, CO, December 22, 1940.
Mary Margaret graduated from Colorado Women's College in May, 1940 with a two-year degree and Teaching Certificate.
She and Donald held ownership of Aurora Chase Mortuary from 1958-1985
Margaret was a member of Cherry Creek Evangelical Presbyterian Church. She had a full social calendar that included memberships in the Colorado Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Eastern Star, Aurora Women's Club, Denver Lyric Opera Guild and Aurora Historical Society. Margaret had a passion for music especially opera and playing the piano.
Margaret is survived by sons Donald and wife Sandra (Bothell, WA), and Gregg and Mary Anne (Aurora, CO); Six grandchildren Libby (Mrs. Kevin) Germer (Richmond, VA), Daniel Chase (Shoreline, WA), Elsa Chase (Aurora, CO), Johanna Chase (Los Angeles, CA) Monte Chase (Spokane, WA) and Laura Chase (Aurora, CO); One great-grandchild Isaiah Chase Germer; Brother George Gilbert (Sandusky, Ohio), She was preceded in death by spouse Donald M. Chase, her parents and her brothers Edward and Leroy (Nampa, ID).
Funeral services for Margaret Chase will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church at 3 P.M. on Sunday, September 20, 2009, 11373 E Alameda Ave., Aurora, CO 80012-1023. Friends and Family are welcomed at Bullock Mortuary, 1375 East Hampden Avenue, Englewood, CO 80113, Friday, September 18 from 7 pm- 9 pm and Saturday, September 19 from 3 pm- 5pm. Internment will be held Monday, September 21 at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd Denver, CO 80235, at staging area B, at 2:30 pm.

Special thanks to Lighthouse Assisted Living in Englewood, CO and Margo Allman for their loving care of Margaret.

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Bob and Karen Nakaoka
   Posted Thu September 17, 2009
Dear Gregg, Mary Ann, Don, and family,

Your Mom meant a lot to me and my family through the years. I remember 1071 Jamaica like a second home to me. Your Mom would always treat me as if I belonged there. Your Mom was an excellent pianist who accompanied me when I was in high school state trumpet competitions. She also played for my sister, Jenny who was an oboist in high school. Your Mom and Dad supported us financially and by prayer when we worked in West Africa as missionaries. My parents appreciated your parents coming to our house to visit from time to time. The memories run deep, but your Mom's heart for God and love for her family were focal points in her life. We'll all miss her - but her wonderful legacy lives on in the many people she touched throughout her life.

Our condolences and prayers go with you, Bob and Karen for the rest of the Nakaoka family

Mark Gilbert
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
Dear rest of Aunt Margaret's family,

Probably my strongest memories of Aunt Margaret center around her relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. This is highlighted by her gifts of a small travel Bible to me when I was just a teenager, and then a copy of the Living Bible, after I was married and the birth of our second child. Although its cover is worn thin, many pages highly marked up and even some falling out, I will cherish it always and be reminded of her often as I read it each morning.

She's celebrating in Heaven now and with her loving husband and other friends and relatives.

Thank you Aunt Margaret for being a part of my life.

Rex John
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
I have such fond memories of Margaret over the years -- she was always impeccably dressed and coiffured and a study in decorum and good manners. But she was equally ready with a big smile and warm greeting and radiated a kindness and warmth to everyone she met. Although I suspect the was an astute business woman, her family was her greatest joy and my heartfelt condolences go out to them today...

Dan and Lisa Weidman
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009

Stacey Graves
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
One of my favorite memories of aunt Margaret was when she took me to the art museum in Denver. We spent a while there and she told me all about the art. Another good memory is when she went through every picture in her house and explained to me every detail and the background to each picture (there were a lot of pictures in her house). It was quite a weekend. We will all miss her!

Chaplain David Farr, US Army, (Ret.)
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
May God's peace and comfort be with Don, Gregg and the extended family. I served as a funeral service director at the Aurora Chase Mortuary from 1994-2008. Don and Margaret were faithful in supporting the families that they had served over the years by attending their services. It was our custom to have her tend the guest book and Don to seat guests and family members. When Don died 8 years ago, I arranged to fulfill Margaret's request to have his visitation at the mortuary. When the children and grandchilren asked to see the building that they knew so well I said, "Sure, you're back home again." I believe that Gus brought Don to the mortuary for the visitation.

Tom and Liz Littleton
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
We enjoyed so much knowing Margaret over the past couple of years...she made us laugh and cry:) She will always be in our thoughts, as well as her family and friends.

Gena Gilbert Gatlin
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
Thanks Aunt Margaret for touching my life. You will remain in my heart, my memories, my prayers until I join you and our loved ones with our God. I appreciate your influence and guidance in my life.

One, of many, special memories is of a weekend in Idaho where most of my Gilbert family had dinner at Aunt Fern's. We met at church the following morning--the church where Grandpa and Grandma were founding members and all four of the Gilbert children were introduced to our Lord. Now she is with them Him and them. She will be missed.

Jeanne DeWit
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
With sincere sympathy to Margaret's family. I have fond memories of dinner and the opera with Margaret and Don. And many other memories of home design ideas.

Jeanette Thrower
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
We will miss Mary Margaret at the Denver Lyric Opera Guild.

She always brightened our meetings with her lovely smile and impeccable appearance.

My sincere sympathy to her family and other friends.

Ruth Fountain Eide
   Posted Fri September 18, 2009
Gregg and family,
We share your loss. You Mom was a very special friend.
With Love,
Ruth and Bob

Ernie & Shirley McCain
   Posted Sat September 19, 2009
What a joy to know she is now with Don and rejoicing with the angels! Margaret & Don were special friends in their years at Calvary Temple. Ernie & Shirley McCain

Bonnie & Jack Jones
   Posted Sat September 19, 2009
We send our prayers to the Chase family at the passing of Gregg's mother. I know she will be sorely missed by Gregg, Mary Ann and the girls.

Jeane Ratliff
   Posted Sun September 20, 2009
Margaret was a wonderful neighbor at Heather Gardens. I also enjoyed sharing CCPC services and activities with her there. She will be missed.

Rick and Roxy Rumgay
   Posted Sun September 20, 2009

Charmaine Lee
   Posted Mon September 21, 2009
The entire Chase Family is in my prayers. God bless you all.

Bill & Charmaine Lee
   Posted Wed September 23, 2009
Gregg, Maryanne, Elsa & Laura:
Sorry for your loss.

Bill & Charmaine Lee

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