Obituary of Hedy Margolis
Hedy Margolis unexpectedly passed away at the age of, 80.
Hedy was an incredibly empathetic, compassionate and modest person; a kind, gentle and loving soul. An angel on earth.
Born in 1942, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Hedy graduated from Highland High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
She was married to Larry Margolis for 53 years. Mrs. Margolis resided in Chicago, Ill., Albuquerque, NM, and Scottsdale, Ariz., before moving to Lakewood, CO where she lived with her family and friends for over 50 years.
Hedy Margolis dedication and work in the nonprofit disability and military community began over seven decades ago.
Hedy’s commitment began as a young girl at Easter Seals as a camp counselor in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Mrs. Margolis would soon become Easter Seals youngest ever Camp Director.
In an era when women leaders were few and resources limited; Hedy Margolis established groundbreaking charitable organizations in New Mexico and Colorado, changing the course of direction for persons in need.
Hedy was a paradigm for what’s possible in life. She lived her life with care, and led with passion and determination. At the same time, Hedy treated others with kindness and compassion. Making a positive impact on the Colorado community and nationwide, for generations to follow.
Hedy was passionate and loved life, she lived it to the fullest. A loving wife and Mother of three, grandmother of three, sister and friend. She was an avid lifelong Denver Broncos fan. Hedy enjoyed gardening, hot air balloons, swimming, reading, current news, horses, cooking, comedy and looking at new as well as old houses. She loved watching all types of sports from Olympics to soccer, March Madness NCAA basketball to Denver Nuggets basketball, as well as auto racing. Hedy and her husband Larry enjoyed going out to eat and to the theatre, casinos, concerts, movies and TV. Hedy loved listening to music from Johnny Cash, Andrea Bocelli, Enya, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole to Neil Diamond, traveling with her husband and family, talking and being with her family and friends, and so much more.
Hedy’s care, compassion and love for her family, friends, community and persons in need was groundbreaking and extraordinary. She will be warmly remembered with love, and deeply missed.
She is survived by her children, Sharon (the late Kris) Andersen, Robert Margolis, and David Margolis; Brother, Jerry (Ginny) Berger, AZ; and grandchildren, Jordan, Brianne, and Ellery. She is preceded in death by her husband, Larry Margolis, of blessed memory.
Graveside, Tuesday 5/31, 3:15pm at Ft. Logan National Cemetery Staging Area "C." Livestream on Feldman Mortuary’s YouTube Channel by clicking here at the time of the service- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7CQNliXtxRvoOGVZvmH-kg
Contributions to Easter Seals or Hebrew Educational Alliance.