Margie Chambers Armfield
July 30, 1930 – April 23, 2022
Margie Chambers Armfield was born on July 30, 1930, in Wakefield, NE, to Dick and Alice Miner Chambers. She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Earl Ankeny; and son, Ted. She is survived by husband, Aaron; daughter, Audrey Paulman; son-in-law, Paul Paulman; daughter-in-law, Terri Armfield; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Margie graduated from Dixon High School in Dixon, NE, and attended Wayne State College in Wayne, NE, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1959 with a BFA in Music. She taught music in Meadow Grove, NE, and Sac City, IA, before enrolling in classes at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, CO, and Texas A & M in Commerce, TX. She earned a Master of Science at Texas A & M in 1967. She continued her studies at University of Nebraska at Omaha in the 1970s. In 1977, she authored the handbook, “Getting a Head Start on Prewriting Skills” which was available from the Resource Center for Handicapped Children. In 1980 she retired her position as a child development specialist at Meyer Children’s Rehabilitation Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center. She taught a class on cooking for children in the 1980s at the Sorensen Library. Her last formal lecture on child development was given to a graduate class in Special Education at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China on June 5, 1989.
Marge was an active member of the MCRI Guild, League of Women Voters, General Crook House Guild, UNO Women’s Club, and PEO.
Marge loved learning new things, meeting new people, embarking on new adventures, traveling to new locations, and enjoying the company of her friends. She was an accomplished pianist, organist, and vocalist. She enjoyed sewing and the creation of wearable art. A song that she said summarized her life was Frank Sinatra’s version of “My Way.”
PRIVATE GRAVESIDE SERVICE to be held at a later date.