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Margaret Mae "Rusty" (Thompson) Knob

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Other Names: Wollbrinck
Birth Date: May 17, 1934
Death Date: December 10, 2016
Age at Death: 82
Sex: female

Marriages

George Wollbrinck
deceased

Burial Details

Cemetery Name: Olathe Cemetery
Mortuary Name: Rose Funeral Parlour, Montrose, Colorado

Obituaries

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 7B Obituary - December 24, 2016
Margaret Mae
"Rusty" Wollbrinck
Knob
May 17, 1934 - December 10, 2014
Margaret Mae “Rusty”
Wollbrinck Knob, 82, died
December 10, 2016, after a
long struggle with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease. She was born May
17, 1934, in Riverside, CA. “Little Margie,” as she was called
then, was the youngest of five children, and the only girl born to
William Hulbert Thompson and Hazel Mae Jennette DéGhent
Thompson.
She developed rheumatic fever when she was eight, and would
be plagued by heart problems her entire life, but it rarely slowed
her down. At the age of 17, Margie began working on the sales
floor for Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson, Southern California’s
largest motorcycle dealership, and spent her spare time racing
and stunt riding, earning a 1952 Cactus Kate trophy. About this
time, she outgrew the little girl’s name, Margie.
Marge had three failed marriages that left her with six children
to raise on her own: Joy Koury Sullivan, MicheLLe Koury
(Dan) Coats, Michael (Rebecca) Koury, Mark Koury, Mathew
(Lori) McGaha, and Martin Goldman (deceased).
Being both mother and father to six children wasn’t easy, and
Marge made mistakes along the way, but she pushed to succeed.
She put herself through nursing school, becoming a Licensed
Vocational Nurse. She focused on geriatric nursing, giving as
much love as she could to the elderly in her care. She excelled at
nursing and over the years, she was the Director of Nursing at
two different nursing homes. It was during this time that her
shock of red hair gave way to the name that stayed with her to
the end: Rusty.
Rusty attended UCLA to become a Counselor on Alcoholism
and Related Disorders, finding a way to turn personal adversity
into a strength, and a way to help others. She was a counselor
and sponsor, an Alano Club member, and a successfully
recovered alcoholic the day she died. She was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Delta Ward, and a
member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her six children blessed her with 11 grandchildren: Sean
Sullivan (deceased), Marge Regan, Ben Coats, Jake Coats,
Michael L. Koury, Melissa A. Koury, Marcus Alan Koury,
Elisia Koury, Selena Koury (deceased), Destiny Koury, and
Kylie McGaha. In turn, those grandchildren gave her seven
great- grandchildren: Dylan Statham, Meagan Fox, Madison
Fox, Milana Pacotti, Ryan Clayton, Hunter Koury, Kylie
McGaha, (and one due in July).
Preceding Rusty in death were her parents, her husband
George Wollbrinck, her four brothers, Albert “Ned” Alcorn,
Donald Thompson, Robert Thompson, and William Thompson.
Her funeral service was held December 19, 2016, at Rose
Funeral Parlour in Montrose. Her ashes were interred at the feet
of her husband George Wollbrinck, and his first wife, her dear
friend Annie, at the Olathe Cemetery in Delta, CO.
Charitable donations may be made to: Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel: 1-888-333-9649 Web: http://www.aa-westerncolorado.org
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 7B Obituary - December 28, 2016
Margaret Mae
"Rusty" Wollbrinck
Knob
May 17, 1934 - December 10, 2016
Margaret Mae “Rusty”
Wollbrinck Knob, 82, died
December 10, 2016, after a
long struggle with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease. She was born May
17, 1934, in Riverside, CA. “Little Margie,” as she was called
then, was the youngest of five children, and the only girl born to
William Hulbert Thompson and Hazel Mae Jennette DéGhent
Thompson.
She developed rheumatic fever when she was eight, and would
be plagued by heart problems her entire life, but it rarely slowed
her down. At the age of 17, Margie began working on the sales
floor for Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson, Southern California’s
largest motorcycle dealership, and spent her spare time racing
and stunt riding, earning a 1952 Cactus Kate trophy. About this
time, she outgrew the little girl’s name, Margie.
Marge had three failed marriages that left her with six children
to raise on her own: Joy Koury Sullivan, MicheLLe Koury
(Dan) Coats, Michael (Rebecca) Koury, Mark Koury, Mathew
(Lori) McGaha, and Martin Goldman (deceased).
Being both mother and father to six children wasn’t easy, and
Marge made mistakes along the way, but she pushed to succeed.
She put herself through nursing school, becoming a Licensed
Vocational Nurse. She focused on geriatric nursing, giving as
much love as she could to the elderly in her care. She excelled at
nursing and over the years, she was the Director of Nursing at
two different nursing homes. It was during this time that her
shock of red hair gave way to the name that stayed with her to
the end: Rusty.
Rusty attended UCLA to become a Counselor on Alcoholism
and Related Disorders, finding a way to turn personal adversity
into a strength, and a way to help others. She was a counselor
and sponsor, an Alano Club member, and a successfully
recovered alcoholic the day she died. She was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Delta Ward, and a
member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her six children blessed her with 11 grandchildren: Sean
Sullivan (deceased), Marge Regan, Ben Coats, Jake Coats,
Michael L. Koury, Melissa A. Koury, Marcus Alan Koury,
Elisia Koury, Selena Koury (deceased), Destiny Koury, and
Kylie McGaha. In turn, those grandchildren gave her seven
great- grandchildren: Dylan Statham, Meagan Fox, Madison
Fox, Milana Pacotti, Ryan Clayton, Hunter Koury, Kylie
McGaha, (and one due in July).
Preceding Rusty in death were her parents, her husband
George Wollbrinck, her four brothers, Albert “Ned” Alcorn,
Donald Thompson, Robert Thompson, and William Thompson.
Her funeral service was held December 19, 2016, at Rose
Funeral Parlour in Montrose. Her ashes were interred at the feet
of her husband George Wollbrinck, and his first wife, her dear
friend Annie, at the Olathe Cemetery in Delta, CO.
Charitable donations may be made to: Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel: 1-888-333-9649 Web: http://www.aa-westerncolorado.org
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 5A Obituary - December 29, 2016
Margaret Mae
"Rusty" Wollbrinck
Knob
May 17, 1934 - December 10, 2016
Margaret Mae “Rusty”
Wollbrinck Knob, 82, died
December 10, 2016, after a
long struggle with Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary
Disease.
She was born May 17, 1934, in Riverside, CA. “Little
Margie,” as she was called then, was the youngest of five
children, and the only girl born to William Hulbert Thompson
and Hazel Mae Jennette DéGhent Thompson.
She developed rheumatic fever when she was eight, and would
be plagued by heart problems her entire life, but it rarely slowed
her down. At the age of 17, Margie began working on the sales
floor for Skip Fordyce Harley-Davidson, Southern California’s
largest motorcycle dealership, and spent her spare time racing
and stunt riding, earning a 1952 Cactus Kate trophy. About this
time, she outgrew the little girl’s name, Margie.
Marge had three failed marriages that left her with six children
to raise on her own: Joy Koury Sullivan, MicheLLe Koury
(Dan) Coats, Michael (Rebecca) Koury, Mark Koury, Mathew
(Lori) McGaha, and Martin Goldman (deceased).
Being both mother and father to six children wasn’t easy, and
Marge made mistakes along the way, but she pushed to succeed.
She put herself through nursing school, becoming a Licensed
Vocational Nurse. She focused on geriatric nursing, giving as
much love as she could to the elderly in her care. She excelled at
nursing and over the years, she was the Director of Nursing at
two different nursing homes. It was during this time that her
shock of red hair gave way to the name that stayed with her to
the end: Rusty.
Rusty attended UCLA to become a Counselor on Alcoholism
and Related Disorders, finding a way to turn personal adversity
into a strength, and a way to help others. She was a counselor
and sponsor, an Alano Club member, and a successfully
recovered alcoholic the day she died. She was a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Delta Ward, and a
member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
Her six children blessed her with 11 grandchildren: Sean
Sullivan (deceased), Marge Regan, Ben Coats, Jake Coats,
Michael L. Koury, Melissa A. Koury, Marcus Alan Koury,
Elisia Koury, Selena Koury (deceased), Destiny Koury, and
Kylie McGaha. In turn, those grandchildren gave her seven
great- grandchildren: Dylan Statham, Meagan Fox, Madison
Fox, Milana Pacotti, Ryan Clayton, Hunter Koury, Kylie
McGaha, (and one due in July).
Preceding Rusty in death were her parents, her husband
George Wollbrinck, her four brothers, Albert “Ned” Alcorn,
Donald Thompson, Robert Thompson, and William Thompson.
Her funeral service was held December 19, 2016, at Rose
Funeral Parlour in Montrose. Her ashes were interred at the feet
of her husband George Wollbrinck, and his first wife, her dear
friend Annie, at the Olathe Cemetery in Delta, CO.
Charitable donations may be made to: Alcoholics Anonymous
Web: http://www.aa-westerncolorado.org

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