Margy Lou Pyles of Canon City, Colorado went to be with her eternal Heavenly Father on September 5, 2021. She was born September 27, 1935, to John and Hattie Hatcher in Oildale, California.
She was sixteen years old when she met the “love of her life,” Charles “Bud” Pyles. It was in the Oildale Church of God that they became husband and wife on May 10, 1952. California was their home during the early years of their marriage. In 1961, they made a move to Alaska, living in Juneau for 10 years and Anchorage for 7 years.
During the Alaskan years, Marge was actively involved in music. She was very passionate about the music programs of her local church, singing, directing choirs, and playing piano for services. A highlight of this time was an invitation from the governor to sing on T.V. It was quite an honor.
After leaving Alaska, Marge & Bud moved back to California for a period before settling down in Colorado. They lived in Colorado Springs for several years before moving to Canon City in 2001.
Throughout the years, Marge enjoyed traveling. They even took a 3-year road trip visiting 48 states. She was a proficient crafter. It was always enjoyable to see the outcome of each project she created. She also loved playing games. She enjoyed playing 9-1, Hand and Foot, or Mexican Train with family on “game night”. We had some great times!
Marge is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Bud Pyles; daughter, Cindy (Monte) Nelsen of Canon City, Colorado; Steve (Aileen) Pyles of Anchorage, Alaska; and Dennis Pyles of Canon City, Colorado. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren, Christy (Donnie) Novak of Canon City, Colorado, and Brent (Jordan) Nelsen of Corpus Christi, Texas; and 5 great-grandchildren, Vincent & Aidan Novak and Elliana, Amelia, and Annalise Nelsen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 brothers, Doc, Lee, and Bob; and 1 sister, Thelma Gregory of Bakersfield, California.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:30 PM, October 9, 2021, at Holt Family Funeral Home in Canon City, Colorado.
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