Margie and Lyle Ekstrom
Margie Ekstrom – born – August 12, 1925 – Died – August 14, 2011
Lyle Ekstrom – Born – March 18, 1929 – Died – October 30, 2013
Margie died at her home in Kingman, Ariz. after a brave and courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Mainz, Germany. Lyle died peacefully the morning of Oct. 30, after a short bout of cancer. He was born in North Dakota. Margie and Lyle Ekstrom moved to Hawthorne in 1966 and lived there until June of 1980. Margie worked at the El Capitan as a Keno writer and Lyle worked as a Boiler man at the base. Lyle’s Great Aunt, Lennie Gibbs lived in Hawthorne for many years and died at 103 years old. They are survived by two daughters, Lorie from Oxnard, Calif. and Jackie from Ventura Calif. They have two grandchildren, Jordan and Amanda and two great-grandchildren, Hank and Sadie. They are preceded in death by their first daughter, Nancy who died shortly after birth and their son Lee who passed away from Hodgkin’s disease in 1981. They retired and moved to Arizona and lived in Kingman for over 20 years.
A memorial service will be held in Ventura at a later date.