Margaretta Dykes

Obituary of Margaretta Florence Dykes

Margaretta Florence Dykes of Colorado Springs passed away peacefully Monday August 14th, with her loving husband of 55 years, Ernie, at her side. 

Born on April 5th, 1949, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Warren Stolle and Florence Vanzant.

Margie, as she was known to her family and friends, spent most of her life as a loving wife, an adoring mother, a doting grandmother, and a caring sister and selfless friend.  She loved everything to do with family, nothing made her smile bigger or gave her more joy. She loved baking for every occasion, her cake decorating skills were legendary, not a birthday, anniversary, or event passed without one of her famously delicious cakes present. She enjoyed sharing those talents with the residents of the local rehab center. She loved arts and crafts, making her own decorations or gifts for other was a favorite pastime. Her love of scrapbooking has left her family with years of memories that will never be forgotten or replaced. Her love of the holidays was second to none, she would go “all out” for every holiday including Halloween, dressing up her husband as the Tooth Fairy or any other outrageous character and sending him off to work, or the 4th of July, but it was Christmas that was her favorite and brought hundreds past her house to see, including the local evening news. When asked why, “I like to make people smile” was her response. She was beloved my many for her selfless and thoughtful nature.  Not a birthday passed without her calling and singing Happy Birthday to everyone on their special day.

Preceded in death by her father, Warren Stolle; her mother Florence VanZant; her brothers George, Dougie and Bobby, all certainly there to welcome her with open arms and loving hearts.

Those left to cherish her memory include her husband Ernest Dykes of Colorado Springs; her children Warren and Lynn of Virginia Beach, Ernest and Jennifer of Brisbane, Australia, John and Dee of Colorado Springs, Brian and Rosa of Colorado Springs; her sister Deborah Stolle of Colorado Springs; and her brothers Warren Stolle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Glenn Stolle of Marysville, Washington. She also had nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren that will miss her hugs and kisses daily. She was an amazing woman that lived life with a passion that was unmatched, she will be dearly missed by everyone that knew and loved her. The world is a sadder place without her here. Until we meet again.

Celebration of Life, 2:00PM, Friday, September 1, 2023, The Springs Funeral Services, 3115 East Platte Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909. Please come by and share your favorite memory with her family.

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday, September 1, 2023
The Springs Funeral Services
3115 East Platte Avenue
Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States