In memory of
We celebrate the graduation of Margaret Louise Dierks into the loving arms of sweet Jesus Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Lincoln Court Retirement Center. Our little princess – a mother, grandma, great-grandma, great-great-grandmother, wife, sister, auntie and friend to so many; her life was as full as the blossoms on an apple tree. She had a couple of special dates saved – Feb. 10 and May 20 of this year - to witness the marriage of a granddaughter, Serria, and a great-granddaughter, Brandie, but there was a much more important and very special date with our precious Lord to keep. She often said, "Old age isn't for sissies" …indeed. And jokingly would say, "Do you ever wonder about the hereafter?" then said, "She would go in a room and wonder what she was here after," and laugh. Born Oct. 20, 1917, in Phillips, Colorado, to Earl W. Bereman and Elizabeth M. Crater Bereman, she lived clear to Feb. 4, 2017, (noting God's holy number 7). Her 99 years were filled with memories of good times with family and friends. Travels abound with adventures beside her best friend, dancing partner and husband, Denver. The love for the game of golf took them to a beautiful place in the mountains at Star Valley, Wyoming, building their dream home. There, she became president of the Ladies Golf Association, serving the same position at Pinecrest Golf Course, her many trophies in bowling and golf tournaments filling her bookshelves. At the age of 90, she was still going to her Curves workout. Being an avid reader, it was a full-time job keeping her Nook loaded with mysteries and adventure stories. Being a wiz at crossword puzzles, no one dared challenge her. She loved taking time each day to give her kitty, Simba, that special lap time. On Jan. 29, 1938, she married Denver Henry Dierks in Denver, Colorado. She worked for the Idaho Falls city clerk's office as a secretary and then at the law firm of Albaugh, Bloom, Smith & Pike as their legal secretary until retirement. She served as a "pink lady" volunteer at the hospital and did volunteer work for the local Presbyterian church. Denver passed away May 9, 2001. Marge is preceded in death by her husband, Denver H. Dierks; son, Gary Dierks; sister, Beth Sanders; brother, Bob Bereman; and nieces, Bobbee, Bethany and Becky. She is survived by a brother, John Bereman, in Texas; sister-in-law, Mary Pietz, in Minnesota; daughter, Jan Schofield, in Idaho Falls, Idaho; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Sandy Dierks, living in Bolinas, California; and daughter-in-law, Linda Dierks, in Reno, Nevada. Her grandkids are Kim and Karl Kolbet in Idaho Falls, John and Lynn Schofield in Washington, Brad and Leslie Dierks, Scott Dierks, Jeremy and Katie, Zeek and Christina, Kristopher, Serria and Blake (soon to be Miller), Blair and Hunter, Mark Walker and family, Mark Chantrel and daughter, Samantha, all in California. Her great-grandkids are Alexandria Schofield, Brandie and Jared (soon to be Keating), Ashley and Tayler Johnson, John Christensen, Cody Kolbet, Charlette and Allison Dierks, Taylor and Regan Dierks, Lil Kingsley Dierks, all in California. Her great-great-grandkids are Taylin Wise, Cassious Herres, Fury Herres, Reagan Herres, Lil Maddix Johnson, Artemys and Alex Kolbet, all of Idaho Falls. Her nieces and nephews are Jack and Victoria Sanders, Mike Bereman, Hugh Bereman, Kara, Pan, Eric and Kathy Pietz and Cherrie McDonald. Private memorial services will be held this summer. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com .
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