Obituary: Margaret R. Hilton June 20, 1920 – Feb. 22, 2015

MARGARET R. HILTON June 20, 1920 – Feb. 22, 2015

Margaret R. Hilton was born June 20, 1920 in Locust Grove, Oklahoma and passed away Feb. 22, 2015 in Pueblo, Colorado.

Margaret’s husband Lee was an explosives expert in the U.S. Army.  He was recruited to Los Alamos, N.M. in 1943 to work on the ”Manhattan Project” and 1945 Margaret and their daughter, Rebecca, moved from Missouri to join him in Los Alamos. Margaret and Lee were High School sweethearts – she would have followed him anywhere.

Margaret spent many years as a stay-at-home wife and mom, raising three children. She was an accomplished homemaker and excelled at baking and sewing. She also provided home-care for children of working parents.

Margaret worked at Busy Bee Day Care in Los Alamos for almost 30 years. She loved working with children and shared wonderful stories about her many Busy Bee experiences,.

After her retirement from Busy Bee, Margaret continued sewing. She loved hand-embroidery and quilting. She cultivated many new friendships and was sure to always keep in touch with friends from her past.

Her grandchildren and great grandchildren, who affectionately called her GiGi, always looked forward to her hand-written notes and $2 bills!

Margaret recently left Los Alamos to live closer to her daughter, Becky, and her son-in-law Ron, in Pueblo, Colorado.

We celebrate her life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lee and her sister, Harriett.

Margaret is survived by her daughter, Rebecca and son-in-law, Ron Hedrick of Pueblo, Colo; daughter Jane and son-in-law Jim Schroer of Dallas, Texas; son Kim Hilton, of Spokane Wa.; niece, Mary Gustin of Belen, N.M;. grandson, Tad Hedrick of Pueblo, Colo,: granddaughter, Tracy Thompson and husband Steve of Albuquerque., N.M.; grandson, Jeffrey Schroer and wife Gail of Dallas, Texas ; grandson, Jason Schroer and wife Kristin of Houston, Texas; granddaughter Megan Shoemaker of New York, N.Y.;

Great grandsons, Ryan and Sean Thompson of Albuquerque, N.M; great grandsons, Maxwell and Bennett Schroer of Houston, Texas.

Margaret will be interred at the National Cemetery in Santa Fe, N.M., alongside her husband, Lee Hilton.

Contributions in memory of Margaret can be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice House, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, Colo. 81005 or to the Charity of your choice.

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