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Margie Lienemann

Margie was born on November 20, 1935, to Clifford and Elsie Crites in Enid, Oklahoma. She grew up on the family farm outside of Lahoma, Oklahoma, with her parents and older sister Mary. This led to her first love, farm life, as she helped with the daily chores of caring for the cattle and helping with the wheat harvest.

After graduating high school, Margie attended Oklahoma A&M, which became Oklahoma State University, before her graduation. Her love for kids led her into teaching and she continued that love throughout her life.

Margie met Richard "Dick" Pyle while he was stationed at Vance Air Force Base in Enid. Being the wife of an Air Force Officer, Margie moved a few times over the years, before they divorced and Margie moved back to Enid. This allowed Margie to spoil her two nephews (Tim and Alan) who lived in Enid.

After teaching for a number of years, Margie became a principal and continued to mentor teachers. She was well respected by the Enid Board of Education and considered one of their problem solvers.

While she had met Jon Lienemann when he was stationed at Vance AFB years earlier, they reconnected and were married on July 14, 1987. Jon and Margie lived in Montana before moving to the ranch outside of Sundance, Wyoming. Due to her love of the teaching profession, Margie returned to the classroom as a substitute teacher and paraprofessional.

Margie passed on January 6, 2023 in Billings, Montana and is greatly missed. She was cremated and her ashes will be spread on the family farm outside of Lahoma.

Margie was preceded in death by her mother, Elise (1978); father, Clifford (1992) and sister, Mary (2009).

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