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2017 Wiley Hay Days Royalty: Robert & Margaret Porterfield

Robert & Margaret Porterfield

Robert & Margaret Porterfield

The Porterfield’s moved to Wiley in 2008 after growing up in Holly and then living in South for over 40 years. Margaret Files and Robert Porterfield were married in the Holly Methodist Church in 1960 and chose to return to southeastern Colorado to be near Margaret’s Holly relatives after retiring from their jobs in Dallas/Fort Worth.

The Porterfield’s have two sons. Donivan is a chemist in New Mexico and is close enough to Wiley to visit his parents on holidays.  Jonathan is in sales in Austin, Texas, and visits when possible.  Both sons are single.

After their young sons were in middle school, Margaret earned a BBA from WTAMU in Canyon, Texas, and worked as an Office Manager. She was active in the Presbyterian Church, and served as a Deacon and a Trustee.  More recently, she has served as Treasurer for the Wiley Methodist Church and Corresponding Secretary for P.E.O. Chapter D, an international organization which raises funds for women’s college scholarships.  Margaret enjoys hobbies of calligraphy, reading and cooking.

Robert attended Otero Junior College and Colorado State University. He then went to work for Braniff International for over 25 years serving as Customer Service Agent and then Manager of Training.  After Braniff, he worked for Southwest Airlines and then moved to the Sabre Computer System which handles reservation systems for airlines around the world.  Since Robert was an airline employee, the couple has traveled extensively.

Robert served four years as Trustee on the Wiley Town Board and currently enjoys volunteering at the Colorado Visitors Center helping travelers who are passing through Lamar. He also loves to garden.

The Porterfield’s wish to thank the Hay Days Committee for naming them as royalty for the 2017 Hay Days festival. It certainly is a wonderful honor.

Robert and Margaret can be seen walking their dog around town or sitting on their front porch in the evenings. They love retirement in Wiley, and they enjoy their quiet neighborhood in this friendly community.

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