- About Us
Maggie was born October 18, 1944 to Donald and Lorraine (Bishop) Weber in Omaha, Nebraska. She had fond memories growing up in Bensen, Nebraska. Just outside of Omaha, during the “Happy Days” of the 1950’s. In 1959 the family moved to Huntington Beach, California. Maggie married Frank Walker in 1961 and had three sons, Franke, Chad, and Bowen. The family resided in Chino, California where she had several horses, dogs, and various other critters. In the late afternoon and evening, Maggie would be out riding in the surrounding fields on her welsh mare “Brandy”. In 1975 they moved to Canon City where they soon divorced. For the next seven years Maggie worked as a waitress in the Boulder area, raising her three boys alone.
In 1982 Maggie married David Engle of Indiana, where they lived for five years before returning to Canon City in 1987.
After receiving an annulment from her first marriage, Maggie was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church on October 6, 2007; two weeks later, she and David were remarried at St. Michaels Catholic Church in Canon City.
Maggie was an accomplished artist in multiple mediums, oil, acrylics, pastel chalk, and sculpting in stone ware clay and paper mache’.
During the 90’s , she did art shows along the front range under her art name “M.L.SMOKE”. Putting smiles on the faces of passersby with her “ black and white” whimsical animals and figures, each with their own personality. She later switched to sculpting in paper mache’ using much more vibrant colors.
With the dawn of the internet, Maggie again switched gears and started sculpting miniature (4”) one of a kind fairies using oven baked clay and selling her creations on eBay, also under the name “M.L.SMOKE” There she enjoyed a small but loyal following of buyers for her work. After several years of successful selling the fairies, Maggie searched eBay again and found another category to create in. Ultra-miniature (1 ½”) doll house animals, each realistically made down to the eyeballs and fur. After a few years Maggie’s health was beginning to decline and her hands were no longer “Rock steady” to continue sculpting.
Always the homemaker, Maggie made all of our homes warm, cozy and inviting. Usually with little material to work with, and her eye for color and design, she could make a room visually pleasing and relaxing to be in.
Maggie died peacefully at home with her husband of 36 years at her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, younger sister, Susan Keanaaina. And her first born son Franke.
Maggie is survived be her husband David, sons; Chad Walker of Lafayette, CO, and Bowen Walker of Denver CO., grandson, Josh Walker, granddaughters; Jensen Walker and Taylor Fonseca, her sister Judith Houston and Brother Scott (Susie) Weber of California.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 P.M. Thursday, December 6, 2018, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Canon City, CO, Monsignor Jame King as Celebrant. Arrangements entrusted to Harwood Cremation & Funeral Service. Online condolences at Harwoodfunerals.com.