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Elizabeth McGargill

July 22, 1955 — June 11, 2021

Elizabeth Marie McGargill was born July 22nd 1955 in Red Oak,Iowa. Daughter of Betty and
Joe, one of 9 wild kids, she grew up in Imogene, Iowa. She attended St. Patrick Academy and
graduated from Farragut Highschool in Iowa before bringing her light, joy, and a little red car to
Colorado. Through the mysterious workings of Providence, she met Michael O'Brien, moved to
the eastern plains, and started a family. Several years were spent on the farm working the
fields, herding cattle, trying to create the largest collection of petrified wood in Eastern Colorado,
and raising 5 awesome kids. Then life took a different turn, as it so often does, and she was
found once more in Imogene to help her mom in her time of need. When that chapter closed,
she made one last move, and spent the remainder of her life in Bayfield, Colorado. She spent
her days doting on her grandchildren, playing card games, mastering puzzles, and taking her
yearly trip to enjoy the changing fall colors. She loved a good laugh and a good margarita, her
faith in God and her love for Jesus carried her through life, truly a loving mother, beloved sister,
grandmother to 8 wonderful kids, a devoted friend, who touched so many lives. Mom, you will
always be in our hearts, but you will be greatly missed until we're all together again in our
heavenly Father's house. Beth is preceded in death by her father, Joseph P. McGargill, her
mother, Betty D. McGargill, and her nephew Sean McComb. She is survived by her brother,
Michael McGargill and wife Linda, her sisters: Mary Ann (McGargill) Allen and husband Larro,
Cathy (McGargill) Eastwood and husband Robert, Janette McGargill, Patricia McGargill, Carolyn
(McGargill) Foster and husband Gregg, Jackie (McGargill) Talty and husband Mike, Nancy
(McGargill) Rulon and husband Mike. Her children Pat O’Brien, Tony O’Brien (Melanie), Nick
O’Brien (Sammey), Carol O’Brien Powers (Taber), Stephen O’Brien, 8 grandchildren and
numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at St. Columba Catholic Church in
Durango, CO on Saturday June 19th. Viewing will be at 12:30 pm, recitation of the rosary will be
at 1:30 pm, followed by mass at 2 pm. A memorial mass will be held at St. Patrick Catholic
Church in Imogene, IA on Wednesday, June 23rd, at 10:30 am. Beth will be buried in Mount
Calvary Cemetery in Imogene, IA.






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Saturday, June 19, 2021

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