Margie (Quinton) McMeens, 84, of Westcliffe, Colo., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m., with her husband of 67 years, by her side.
Born on December 3, 1934 in Oak Forest, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Oren and Maggie Quinton. She accepted the Lord as her savior at the age of 11, which would shape the rest of her life and the lives of thousands of others. She attended Oak Forest Elementary School, starting in 1939 and graduated from Gonzales High School in 1952. On December 6, 1952 she married Bobby E. McMeens. They moved to Dickinson, Texas, then Yoakum, Texas and then San Antonio, Texas, where she worked as a secretary/bookkeeper at the local HEB. In 1955 they moved to St. Louis, MO and she worked as a saleswoman at a local shoe store.
In 1956 they moved to the Corpus Christi, Texas area and she went to work for the Rev. Roloff Evangelistic Enterprises as a bookkeeper and teacher at the Christian school. This started their life of service to God and to those people in need. In Margie’s words, “This was the beginning of our adventurous life together of living by Faith.” Several years later, they moved to Lexington, Texas, where she helped manage the Roloff City of Refuge. The City of Refuge was a Christian drug and alcohol rehabilitation home. They worked for 10 years, helping those trapped by the evil grasp of addiction.
In 1967, they founded the Christian Corral Ranch for children, after a realization that people must be reached earlier in their life. Margie wrote, “we gained the knowledge, to reach younger children before they get so confused and entangled in worldly things.” They built a home for children, where hundreds of boy and girls received the Lord Jesus as their savior. Margie worked in all aspects of building the “Ranch”, helping to manage a very dynamic organization. Over the years, she also worked as a bookkeeper, secretary, music teacher, artist, and she founded the Christian Corral Academy, working as an administrator, principle and teacher. She was both a teacher and mentor to many girls and boys, but most importantly she was the “Mother” figure of the Ranch.
Over the years, her hobbies included, travel, jeeping, camping, fishing, art, music, sewing, messages through chalk drawing, trail rides and animals. They raised horses, sheep, goats, buffalo, Llamas and Longhorn-Watusi cattle.
In 1996, they moved to Justin, Texas to be near their children and grandchildren. Margie worked at Accelerated Christian Education, in Lewisville, Texas. They served in the local church, teaching music to children and Margie ran a small Christian school.
In retirement, they followed their daughter Madonna and her husband Marc to Colorado, to enjoy the mountain air. They became active in the local church and again taught music to the youth. With a long love of the Rocky Mountains, they enjoyed many of her favorite hobbies, over the last few years. Her favorite pastime was to pack a picnic and go jeeping in the Rockies, with her husband.
Margie was a servant of Lord, spending a lifetime fulfilling the great commission. With her husband, they worked tirelessly to serve the Lord and thousands of people. She is now being serenaded by the angels in Heaven.
She is survived by her husband of 67 years Bobby E. McMeens Sr. She leaves four children: Suzanne McMeens of DeLeon, Texas; Madonna Hewston and husband Marc of Westcliffe, CO; Bobby McMeens Jr. of Pagosa Springs, CO; Derek Johnston and wife Rachelle of Argyle, Texas. She leaves three grandchildren: Dalessa Williams of Sunset, Texas; Chancy Williams and wife Paige of Justin, Texas; Mattie McMeens of Stephenville, Texas; Jace and Olivia Johnston of Argyle, TX. She leaves two great grandchildren: Kaylyn and Oliver Williams. She leaves a sister: Gladys Kuecker and husband Lionel of Mission Valley, Texas. She also leaves two nephews: Verlin Kuecker and wife Diane of New Braunfels, Texas and Sidney (Bubba) Kuecker and wife Becky of Victoria, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her parent’s Oren and Maggie Quinton and granddaughter Kattie McMeens.
The viewing will be held on Thursday, May 23 from 6-8 p.m. at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home, in Gonzales, Texas.
Memorial service to celebrate her life, will be held on Friday, May 24 at 10 a.m. at Eastside Baptist Church, in Gonzales, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to:
Fremont Regional Hospice
1439 Main Street
Canon City, CO 81212
Seydler-Hill Funeral Home
906 St. Paul
Gonzalez, Texas 78629
Eastside Baptist Church
701 Seydler St
Gonzales, Texas 78629