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Saturday, 17 March 2018 23:38

Sam Margheim

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Our sincere condolences to Linda, their family, and to his many dancing friends. 
Please pass this on to your club members
Ralph and Linda


It is with a sad heart that we tell you that Sam Margheim passed away this morning, March 17,2018.  Linda was driving the 2 of them home late last night and when Sam had not said anything for a while. She tried to wake him with no result.  She pulled over and assuming a heart attack, called 911.  They responded quickly and attempted resuscitation for an hour while in the ambulance and at the hospital, but to no avail.


He will be cremated, but a service will wait until later this spring or this summer.


Sam & Linda were the General Chairman of the 53rd National Square Dance Convention in Denver in 2004, and have served on the National Executive Committee since then. Sam helped form the USA West Square Dance Convention, and served in many square dance capacities in Denver and Colorado State.  Sam & Linda are still head of the 53rd Grant Committee and Linda, Jim & Judy Taylor will see to it that the Grant Fund remains viable for the Colorado Square Dance Community.


Cards may be sent to:

Linda Margheim

1575 Barres Street

Strasburg, CO  80136


Tax deductible contributions may be made to the 53rd NSDC Grant Fund and sent to Linda (Treasurer) at the above address.


Jim and Judy Taylor

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 07:50

In Memory of Ruby Guille

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sympathy gift stone wherever a beautiful soul has been 2      Our deepest sympathies and prayers for healing broken hearts are sent to the Family of Dave Guille as they mourn the loss of Kevin and Darcy Guille's 9 year old daughter Ruby Guille . She passed away on April 22nd from complications as she underwent a cranial correction surgery . Ruby was a Ukrainian orphan who's chances of ever having a happy loving family were likely not possible until Kevin and Darcy learned of her and adopted her. It is comforting to know that her short life was enriched by the love of the entire Guille family and many friends.
There will be a memorial service for her on Monday May 8th at 10:00 am
Element Church at 600 E Carlson St Ste 201, Cheyenne, WY 8200 Phone: (307) 635-1316
Kevin and Darcy Guille (parents) 5705 Kennedy Drive  Cheyenne WY 82001
Dave and Gail Guille (Grandparents) PO Box 2243  Cheyenne WY 82003

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 10:41

Sad News: Roy Ratzlaff

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I am so sad to tell you all that long-time square dancer Roy Ratzlaff passed away last night at the Veteran's Home in Monte Vista.  His recent heart surgery just took more out of him than he could overcome.  Doris has a large family around her, and we send her our thoughts and prayers.  Andrith

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 15:37

Obituary: Bill Christensen (

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Bill passed into God's hands on January 27, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado surrounded by his wife, Beverly; daughter, Lori; son-in-law, Roger; grandson, Michael; and grandson-in-law, Michael Paris.

Wednesday, 01 February 2017 19:59

Obituary: Bill Christensen

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Martin William "Bill" Christensen, 83, died on January 27, 2017 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was born on November 30, 1933 in Nebraska to Oscar Seigfred and Mary Charlotte (Thomazin) Christensen.

Martin worked as an insurance claims manager and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a longtime Peyton resident.

He is survived by his wife, Beverly "Bev" Arline Christensen; a daughter, Lori (Roger) Swanson; his grandson, Michael Swanson; and his granddaughter.
Sunday, 11 September 2016 20:53

Margaret Inness - Obituary

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Past CSSDA President (1979)...