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Margaret Kocon

October 20, 1928 — August 25, 2023


Margaret Mary Kocon, "Marge", age 94, kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on August 25, 2023 in Albuquerque, NM. She is preceded in death by Ted Kocon her husband of 73 years, daughter Terry Kocon, daughter Kathy Kocon, daughter Elizabeth Levine and husband Daved, and son Mark Kocon. Grandchildren Jordy Hicks and wife Emily, Ryan Levine and wife Teryn, and Jordan Thorpe and husband Tymm. Great-grandchildren Lydia Michelle Thorpe, Maeve Delaney Myer-Hicks, Lyle Jensen Levine and Elly Glenda Levine. Margaret is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Margaret was born on October 20, 1928, at home in Lansford, Pennsylvania. She met her sweetheart Ted after high school. They were married in 1949 on her 21st birthday. With their four children they spent a wonderful life as an Air Force family traveling the country and camping across Europe. Margaret was a proud and dedicated military wife. She was very involved in the Purple Heart Association. After military retirement, Marge and Ted enjoyed cross-country road trips together, playing golf and sightseeing. She was an avid golfer and member of the Puerto del Sol Ladies Golf Association. While playing with them, she got a hole-in-one which made everyone proud.

Margaret was devoted to her family. She took great care in how her four children behaved and dressed. Her own sense of style carried on until the day she passed. Family meals were her priority. Marge always had her home open, inviting family and friends to many parties and dinners. We will always remember the traditional Czechoslovakian holiday meals and the games and music that followed.

We are forever grateful to Margaret's caregivers at A Love For Life Assisted Living in Albuquerque, as well as her Hospice nurse Diana, who all took loving care of her until her peaceful passing.

Margaret was a devout Catholic her entire life. A private Funeral Mass was held at Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church in Albuquerque on September 22, 2023. Interment followed at Santa Fe National Cemetery where she is now joined with her husband Ted.


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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, September 22, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

811 Guaymas Pl. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108

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Graveside Service

Monday, September 25, 2023

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Santa Fe National Cemetery

501 N Guadalupe St, Santa Fe, NM 87501

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