Margaret J. Blevins, a longtime Craig resident, died June 16, 2009, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig after a brief illness. She was 92.
Margaret was born June 10, 1917, in Steamboat Springs, to Ferdinand J. and Daisy (Thompson) Laub. She was raised in Mount Harris, Craig and Walden where she attended high school.
Margaret married Vernon J. Blevins on July 4, 1938, in Steamboat Springs.
They made their home in Craig and later moved to Bozeman, Mont. They then went to Granby, and in 1981, moved back to Craig. Margaret worked as a clerk in drug stores in the communities in which she lived with most of her time being at Cowan's Drug in Craig.
Margaret enjoyed playing bridge, dancing, doing crafts and crossword puzzles, crocheting, making fudge and most importantly, being with and caring for her family and other people.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Vernon J. Blevins, of Craig; daughters Penny (Bud) Nelson and Laura (Anthony) Tremaine, both of Craig; and son Jim Blevins of Craig. She is the grandmother of Kelly Mosman, Lance (Maria) Mosman and Misty (Jerrad) Muniz; great-grandmother of Karisa, Jerica, Devlyn and Deven Mosman, Merinda Bartholomew, Travis Cook and Madaline Muniz.
She also is survived by numerous other relatives.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, sister Alice Mae Ridings and brother Ward T. Laub.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services were June 22, 2009, at The Grant Mortuary Chapel with Pastor Leonard Browning officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association Home Health Group, in care of Grant Mortuary.