OMAHA— Margie Chambers Armfield, 91, Omaha, died April 23, 2022.
A private graveside service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Heafey-Hoffmann-Dworak-Cutler, West Center Chapel, Omaha.
Margie was born July 30, 1930, in Wakefield, to Dick and Alice Miner Chambers. She graduated from Dixon High School, Dixon, and attended Wayne State College, Wayne, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1959, with a BFA in music. She taught music in Meadow Grove, and Sac City, Iowa, before enrolling in classes at University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colo., and Texas A&M, Commerce, Texas. She earned a master of science at Texas A&M in 1967. She continued her studies at University of Nebraska, Omaha, in the 1970s. In 1977, she authored the handbook, “Getting a Head Start on Prewriting Skills,” which was available from the Resource Center for Handicapped Children. In 1980, she retired her position as a child development specialist at Meyer Children’s Rehabilitation Institute, University of Nebraska Medical Center. She taught a class on cooking for children in the 1980s at the Sorensen Library. Her last formal lecture on child development was given to a graduate class in special education at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China, June 5, 1989. Marge was an active member of the MCRI Guild, League of
Marge was an active member of the MCRI Guild, League of Women Voters, General Crook House Guild, UNO Women’s Club and PEO.
Marge loved learning new things, meeting new people, embarking on new adventures, traveling to new locations, and enjoying the company of her friends. She was an accomplished pianist, organist, and vocalist. She enjoyed sewing and the creation of wearable art. A song that she said summarized her life was Frank Sinatra’s version of “My Way.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Earl Ankeny; and son, Ted.
She is survived by husband, Aaron; daughter, Audrey Paulman; son-in-law, Paul Paulman; daughter-in-law, Terri Armfield; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.