Margie Lorraine Puckett (Corbett)
Margie Puckett, 84, ran into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, June 10th, 2021 at her she-shed in Kalispell, MT with her daughter Becky, son-in-law Keith and ever faithful cat Saco by her side. Born February 27, 1937 on a farm near Harrisburg South Dakota to Lorenz and Laura Messner, Margie was the youngest of six children. As an infant her sister Donna used a green onion from the garden for her to suckle on to get her to sleep after the last baby bottle broke. That did the trick, and she was weaned at a tender age. Margie attended a one room schoolhouse until 7th grade. There were only two other people in her class, and she would walk the 2 ½ miles to school each day. She was the wrestling champ thru the 4th grade of both girls and boys but decided she needed to be more lady like and quit competing. She attended school in Harrisburg South Dakota for 7th – 9th grade. To get a better education, Margie moved from the family home to Sioux Falls at the age of 16. She loved old time dancing and it was at a dance she met the love of her life Allan Puckett. They married in 1956.
Allan and Margie lived in Sioux Falls South Dakota where she worked at a bank. They relocated to Seattle, Washington, then Whidbey Island where she worked at her favorite job as a personnel assistant for Boeing which required taking the Mukilteo Ferry daily to work. After relocating back to the South Dakota area, they lived in Canistota and Margie worked for the Farmers Home Administration in Salem where she received top accolades for superior work. In 1979 the family relocated to Libby, Montana where Margie worked at First National Bank until her retirement in 1998.
Allan and Margie had 4 children, Michael Allan, Brenda Sue, Karee Lynn and Becky Faye. This fulfilled one of Margie’s greatest dreams, to have a family and see them grow up to have children of their own. Her greatest pleasures in life involved her children and grandchildren and her unconditional, unwavering love were showered upon her loved ones daily. Margie was the hardest working woman you could ever meet. In her retirement years she became an extraordinary gardener, landscaper and grew the most magnificent flowers.
Allan passed away November 6, 1994. Margie subsequently married Marshall Corbett in 2002. They relocated to Kalispell, Montana where he passed away January 4, 2020.
Margie was preceded in death by her two husbands, son-in-law David Hacke, granddaughter Nikki Karim and 3 of her siblings (Donna, Betty and Shirley). Margie is survived by her sister Lavonn Anderson, brother Bob Messner, children Michael (Tina) Puckett, Brenda Herbst, Karee (Frank) Sweedman, Becky (Keith) Cassel, grandchildren Katlyn (Jared), Kaden, Kelbee, Cyrus, Marisa, Ed (Beth), Laura, Brandon, Lucas, Sarah, Jezreel, Ahriel (Corey), Abbagail, Elianna (Caleb), 4 step-grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and her beloved cat Saco.
Margie was a prayer warrior who spent innumerable hours praying for her loved ones. Her faith and love for Jesus were a lasting testimony to her family on how to celebrate triumphs and handle adversities. During her final moments on earth she was loving on her family and praying.
Celebration of Life services for Margie will be July 2nd, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at the Libby Christian Church. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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