Nellie Margaret Kline (1909-2005)


Hayden resident Nellie Margaret Hall died Oct. 30, 2005, at her home. She was 96.

Margaret was born Jan. 8, 1909, in Florence to Henry L. and Elizabeth Jane (Maxey) Jones. She was raised in Briggsdale and later in Roseville, Calif., where she graduated from high school in 1928.

Her family later moved back to Colorado and lived on the Victor American Ranch, which is now the Carpenter Ranch, and later on the Wolf Creek Ranch, which is now the Wolf Mountain Ranch.

Margaret married Anton H. Kline on May 1, 1933, in Steamboat Springs. The couple lived on the Deep Creek Ranch. In 1944, they moved to Hayden, and Margaret had since resided there. She had lived in her present home for more than 60 years. Margaret worked as a school bus driver for more than 30 years in the Hayden School District.

Margaret enjoyed driving, sightseeing, going on picnics, drinking coffee made over a campfire, watching fireworks and going to Village Inn for pie. She was active in the community, serving as president of the Parent Teacher Association, holding offices in the Order of Eastern Star, being a Rainbow mother, teaching Sunday school, being active in the Republican party and serving as a national committee person during one of the Eisenhower campaigns.

Margaret was also a longtime member of the Hayden Congregational Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Agnes, Myrtle and Thelma; brothers, Roy and Fred; two great-grandchildren; and her husband, Anton.

She is survived by her daughters, Dollie J. Frentress of Craig, Clara N. Roth and her husband Richard of Monaca, Pa., and Margaret A. "Tonee" Gingrich and her husband John of Craig; her grandchildren, Tim, Kimble and Doyle Frentress, Julie Gerber, Chuck Roth, Gretchen Mack, Greg and Kenneth Pollnow and Christopher Pollnow Gingrich; great-grandchildren, Timothy, Nathan, Glenn, Tinneal, Dollie, Shawna, Blake, Kyle, Kelley, Amanda R., Gregory, Amanda M., Justin, Emily, Chad and Amanda J.; and great-great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kearn, Daylon, Liam, Grady and Bailey.

Three of her daughters have grandchildren named Amanda, one of whom is named after her.

Memorial services were held Nov. 8 at the Hayden Congregational Church with interment following at the Steamboat Springs Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to a memorial fund in Margaret's name at the First National Bank of the Rockies in Hayden.


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