Margaret Ann Stigers, age 74, passed away on June 4, 2020. Margaret was born to Ray Wyman Comfort and Elsie Lee (Watson) Comfort in Bentonville, Arkansas, the eighth of eight siblings. She graduated from Bentonville High School in 1963. She then attended the University of Arkansas where she earned a B.A. in Elementary Education and met Charles A. Stigers. Charles and Margaret married on August 10, 1965. Margaret taught in the Bentonville school system until Charles’ career moved them first to Kansas, and then to Montana, eventually settling in Butte.
While living in Butte, Margaret pursued many interests. She owned and operated The Learning Center, a teacher’s supply store from 1984-1993. She volunteered with many different organizations, including the PTA, her church, singing in various community choirs, the Butte Symphony, and the New Hope Clinic. She will be sorely missed by many friends and colleagues of these organizations.
Margaret passed away peacefully after a long struggle with various medical conditions. Her husband and children, Chris Stigers and Kimberly (Stigers) Lavoie, were at her side. She is survived by her husband and children, her daughter-in-law Valeta (Bell) Stigers, her son-in-law Robert Lavoie, and five grandchildren: Abigail Stigers, Lillian Stigers, Jeanette Lavoie, C.J. Lavoie, and Lisette Lavoie.
A memorial service will be held at her home church, Floral Park Baptist Church, in Butte, Montana at a date to be determined. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the following organizations: The PKD Foundation (PKDcure.org), The New Hope Clinic (newhopebutte.com), or Gideons International (gideons.org).
Arrangements are pending at this time. Please visit below to offer the family a condolence or to share of memory of Margaret. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Margaret and her family.