Margie Chambers Armfield

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.



  • Dan M. Sullivan Posted April 28, 2022 6:31 pm

    I am sorry for the loss of Ms. Armfield. Although I did not know her personally, it is obvious that she was a remarkable person.

  • Dagnia Prieditis Posted May 1, 2022 2:51 pm

    Heartfelt sympathies. I vividly remember Marge who I met through the Women’s Guild at the Meyer Rehabilitation Institute. She was a member, I served as staff support. She was a personable, dependable and energetic volunteer for the guild activities such as the Garden Walk fundraiser. We also shared other commonalities, including being spouses of UNO faculty. I read the obituary twice. First for basics, second to sift through particulars I had forgotten or didn’t even know. Clearly, Marge was a woman of broad-based interests and abilities, a force! Among things I didn’t know, daughter Audrey was the physician two of my friends independently held in particularly high regard, and son-in-law Paul, until leaving Family Medicine, had been my own husband’s (different surname) physician. In reflection and admiration, let me sing her song … I’ve lived a life that’s full. I’ve traveled each and ev’ry highway; And more, much more than this, I did it my way. WELL DONE, MARGE. REST IN PEACE.

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