Margaret <I>Bruggeman</I> Velez

Margaret Bruggeman Velez

Birth
Coldwater, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Death 27 Sep 2020 (aged 98)
Lake Havasu City, Mohave County, Arizona, USA
Burial Coldwater, Mercer County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 216392451 · View Source
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Margaret Velez, 98, died September 27,2020 in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She was born on February 28, 1922 to Leo and Eleanora (Hausfeld) Bruggeman in Coldwater, Ohio.

She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Elementary School, Coldwater High School (class of 1940), and Miami-Jacobs Business College in Dayton, Ohio.

She married Archie J. Woofer Jr. in 1950, and worked for the Department of Defense for 31 years, at various Air Force Bases in the United States and in Germany, moving to Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1970 where she worked at F.E. Warren AFB, retiring in 1973. While in Germany, she traveled extensively throughout Europe. In 1983, she married John J. Velez. With John, her happy life included flying (as “Foxy Lady”, she held a “right-hand-seat” pilot’s license), traveling in their RV, and boating. In 1987 they moved to Lake Havasu City, Arizona. She and John were members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the London Bridge Amateur Radio Club, and were Sheriff’s Water Safety Volunteers. Margaret was a member of the Reublican Women’s Club, and numerous bridge groups. She was a member of Our Lady of th Lake Catholic Church. She was an avid reader and prolific letter-writer.

She is survived by two stepchildren, Phillip(Carol) Velez of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Diane(Carl) Cozine of Denver, Colorado, three brothers, Lester(Mary Jo)Bruggeman of Coldwater, Ohio, Robert Bruggeman of McCormick, South Carolina and Thomas Bruggeman of Dayton, Ohio, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John, two brothers, Eugene and Carl Bruggeman, and one sister, Edna Powers.

Cremation has taken place and ashes will be inurned in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, Ohio. Donations in her memory may be made to River Valley Home Health and Hospice, 500 N. Lake Havasu Ave., Suite #D104, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403. The family thanks the wonderful staff at Lake View Terrace for their loving, compassionate care for the last four years of her life.


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  • Created by: Mike Dearbaugh
  • Added: 5 Oct 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 216392451
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Bruggeman Velez (28 Feb 1922–27 Sep 2020), Find a Grave Memorial no. 216392451, citing Saint Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, Mercer County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Mike Dearbaugh (contributor 919) .