Margaret Josephine (Kendrick) Atchison

Born: Mon., Jun. 2, 1930
Died: Sun., Apr. 9, 2017

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Apr. 13, 2017
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Margaret “Peg” Kendrick Clancy Atchison 86 of Silver City, New Mexico passed away Sunday, April 9, 2017 at her residence. A Funeral Service will be held Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church  at 2:00pm.  Interment will follow at Memory Lane Cemetery.  Margaret was born June 2, 1930 in Ashtabula, Ohio.  Her parents were Joseph Hugh and Ima Mildred Carr Kendrick.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, C.T. Clancy Jr. and H. T. (Hal) Atchison and sister Joanne Ramirez.  She is survived by her son Dr. Sean P. Clancy of Los Alamos and daughter Debra Clancy Ackerman of Las Cruces, NM, granddaughters Ashley Ackerman of Mesquite, NM and Dr. Chloe L. Ackerman of Beaverton, Oregon, brother Hugh M. Kendrick and his wife Jodelle of Mooreland, Indiana and beloved nieces and nephews.  Margaret attended Mooreland High School in Mooreland, Indiana, Elkhart Business University, Elkhart, Indiana, and Western New Mexico University.  Margaret and her husband Hal, moved from Downey, California to Silver City in 1973 where Hal owned and operated The Bicycle Shop on Hwy 180.  She was employed by Southwestern NM Services to Handicapped, SWSH, now known as Life Quest, for 25 years, as Administrator, Sec. and as Coordinator of Early Childhood Program.  In 2000 she and Hal relocated to Luna, NM where they built a log home, a long time dream.  In 2007 Hal passed away and she sold the log home and returned to Silver City.  She enjoyed outdoor activities with Hal, two backpack trips to bottom of Grand Canyon, a raft trip on San Juan River and ten day back trip in Gila Wilderness.  She was a quilter and enjoyed watercolor and oil painting.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Presbyterian Church in Alpine, Arizona where she served as Deacon and Elder.  Bright Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, “Traditional Services and Care for your family and friends”, 210 W. College Ave., Silver City, NM 88061, 575-388-1911.  Online remembrances can be made at

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Susan Elkins Ley
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Susan Ley.

We will miss our dear friend. She will always be an inspiration to us all. With deepest sympathy to her family, The Lunatic Stitchers

Rod and Dixie Chandler
   Posted Tue April 11, 2017
Rod worked with Peg at SWSH (Life Quest) for many years. We lost touch with her for a while after she and Hal moved to Luna, but, recently, we reconnected when we started seeing her at the cancer center on a regular basis. We enjoyed remembering all the SWSH "adventuress" of the past. Peg was a strong woman - a good friend who will be missed very much. Our love and prayers go out to her family.

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