Marjie Ann Klebe

March 6, 1943 ~ January 3, 2020 (age 76)


Marjie Ann Lehmkuhler Klebe, born March 6, 1943, in Newcastle,Wyoming, peacefully passed away the morning of January 3, 2020, at the age of 76, in the Del E Webb Banner Hospital in Sun City West, Arizona.  Marjie was the daughter of Clarence Lehmkuhler and Helen Marr Lehmkuhler, and was the older of her sister, Linda Holmes.

Marjie was a person that loved life and always enjoyed it to her fullest extent possible.  As a young girl, she was active in church choir and learned to be an accomplished flautist, extending her musical talents through high school.  She was active in Girl Scouts and went on to be a leader at Senior Girl Scout camp.  As a young adult, she worked for the City Engineer in Cheyenne, Wyoming, saving money for the car she drove to the University of Wyoming, a little white Plymouth Valiant.

Margie was a strong person and all the while taking time for herself.  She paid for her own college tuition. To supplement a scholarship, she sang in church choir, and she took the time to learn to ski.  Marjie believed in the power of education and received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in business education and teaching at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.  She then went on to teach business in high schools in Cheyenne, Wyoming, completing a 30-year commitment to the betterment of many young people.

Marjie loved to travel. and she loved people.  A highlight of her life was when she traveled to England and Scotland with her mother, Helen.  She then met up with her son Michael to travel through Europe.  The purpose was to tour , and research family roots and develop the genealogy of her ancestors.  As an adventurer, Marjie later went on to cross the United States on a motorcycle.  As an owner of a MiniWinnie RV, Marjie made many independent trips.  Later, she and Roger Smith made many RV trips together, finally settling in Buckeye, Arizona, and becoming members of the Church at Litchfield Park.

Along with all the events in her life, Marjie remained a devoted family person.  She raised her son Michael Reed into a fine person.  She is survived by her son Michael, his wife Kelley Reed, and granddaughters Ella and Lily Reed.  She is also survived by her sister, Linda (Ned) Holmes and by Roger Smith her loving and devoted Life Partner.

A memorial service in celebration of Marjie's life will be held at an undecided time in Litchfield Park, Arizona.  The family requests that remembrances be made as flowers at the service, or, as donations to the Church at Litchfield Park, 300 N Old Litchfield Park Rd, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340.  Please join Marjie's family in sharing memories, pictures, and video on her tribute wall at

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