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Zona Margaret (Hamilton) Brubeck was born to Harold and Audra Hamilton May 6, 1930, in Cedar County, Missouri. She passed from this life to Glory on June 18, 2020. She leaves behind two children, Tim (Lachelle) Brubeck and Susan (Pat) Mayo; two siblings, Zella McGetrick and Maurice Hamilton; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Arnold and two sons, Gene, and Ted.
Margaret, as she was known to family and friends, lived in several states. She moved from Missouri to Colorado in her teenage years, and then by bus from Cortez, Colorado, back to Stockton, Missouri, to marry the love of her life in 1947, and they enjoyed 68 years of wedded partnership. A few years later they moved to Kansas and then New Mexico. She completed her high school education with a GED and took a two year secretarial/accounting courses at San Juan Community College in Farmington, New Mexico, graduating in 1983 at the top of her class. She was further honored by being named to the Who's Who among Junior College Students registry in that year. She was bookkeeper for Arnold's construction company, as well as other businesses after his retirement.
Margaret committed her life to Christ in her early twenties, largely because of the influence of her grandmother, Florence Hamilton. She was a devoted follower of Christ and a Godly example to her family. In the latter years of their marriage, Arnold pastored various churches, and Margaret was his support person. She exemplified generosity and careful obedience to God to those who knew her.
Margaret enjoyed gardening and canning. She spent many hours teaching lessons about life to her children while snapping beans, hoeing weeds, or killing and plucking chickens.
After Arnold's death, she lived in Kansas, near Susan, and later with Tim in Colorado, from where she entered the realm of Glory.