Margery “Margie” Stoner – UPDATED


Celebration of Life for 101-year old Margery “Margie” Stoner of Chadron will be held in the spring of next year.

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Margery E. (Pinkerton) Stoner was born on October 20, 1921, in Chadron, NE. She was escorted to her Heavenly Home by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on November 11, 2022.  Margery had just celebrated her 101st birthday with all her precious family.

Margery was the daughter of George and Minnie Pinkerton. She was one of six children who participated in their dairy farm and sold ice to the community in the summer.  Her father brought back from Chicago the first Ayrshire cattle which was unique to this area. 

Margery’s father passed away when she was eight years old, but their family kept the farm in tip top shape. 

Margery was a lifetime resident of Dawes County and was an employee at the Dawes County Treasurer’s office until her marriage to Dale Stoner, her husband of 56 years.  The couple lived in Colorado Springs, CO, with Dale stationed at the nearby Fort Carson. He was later deployed to Fort Richardson in Anchorage, AK, for 18 months. Their only daughter Dayle was born in Anchorage.  

The family returned stateside when Dayle was 9 months old and built a home 1-1/2 miles east of Chadron. Margery remained there until her final years when she moved into town at Prairie Pines.  

In 1960, she returned to the treasurer’s office as Deputy Treasurer, then was elected treasurer and served 4 terms before retiring.  During her term, she was an officer of the State Treasurer serving as Vice President and then continuing to be earning Presidency. 

Margery was devoted to her family and enjoyed summers spent with her daughter, who was devoted to her horse as was Dale. They spend many hours riding and attending Little Britches and high school rodeos, where Dayle competed as a youngster.

After Margery retired, she was a member of the Museum of the Fur Trade and volunteered there 20 years.  In 1998, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from the museum. She was also a member of the American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary for 75 years. She was also a devoted Nebraska Cornhusker Fan.

Throughout her whole life she thanked the Lord every day for a loving God and a loving family. 

Margery was proceeded in death by her parents; devoted husband of 56 years Dale; brothers Harry Pinkerton (Loretta), and George Pinkerton (Freida); sisters Norma Pinkerton, Francis Lindeken (Bill), and Opal Heinzle (Dude); and nieces Betty and Linda.

She is survived by her daughter Dayle (Ron Thiessen); granddaughter, Dannalee O’Bryan Nordhagen (Shawn); grandson Spencer O’Bryan (Peggy); great-grandchildren Matthew (Sadie), Ashlan (Mark), Jaden, Skyler, Parker and Preston; and great-great-grandchildren  Jacklyn, Maverick and Bennett. ‘

Margery is also survived by nephews Don Pinkerton, Gary Heinzle (Pat), and Dennis Pinkerton (Vi).

Bates-Gould Funeral Home of Alliance is in charge of arrangements for Margery Stoner

6 thoughts on “Margery “Margie” Stoner – UPDATED”

  1. Dayle, so sorry to hear about your mom, a beautiful lady inside and out, a go getter, headstrong, independent, lady , she is going to be missed. Sincere condolences to all .

  2. Dayle and Ron, Have lots of good memories sharing stories with your folks. They always had time for coffee and she made the best rolls!

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