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Obituary for Margaret Manning (Richardson)

Margaret Jean Manning
July 17, 1924 – October 10, 2018

Margaret Jean Manning, 94, passed away October 10, 2018 at Longmont United Hospital.

She was born July 17, 1924 in Fairbury, Nebraska to Charles and Mae (True) Richardson. Margaret grew up in Nebraska and graduated from high school.

After moving to Colorado, she met and married Howard F. Manning on November 22, 1956 in Boulder, Colorado. They made their home in Boulder until 1985 when they moved to Arvada. Margaret and Howard moved to Monte Vista in 2004 and finally to Longmont in 2010.

Margaret was a switch board operator for the University of Colorado and then for the National Bureau of Standards.

She was a former member of Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church where she had served as church organist.

Margaret enjoyed dancing and traveling with Howard.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Howard in 2016, and two brothers Ken and Hugh Etter.

Margaret is survived by five children Bob Dodd (Corina), Connie Buswell (Tim), Barry Dodd (Debbie), Barb Vits (Scott) and Charles Manning (Cathy), 15 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and sister Mary Griest.

Memorial service will be held 11:00am Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Cremation entrusted to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Longmont United Hospital End of Life Care Foundation. Please send checks to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry St. Longmont, CO 80501. Share condolences at

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