American Veteran 09

Magdalena Gamble

June 10, 1956 ~ August 21, 2019 (age 63)


Magdalena "Maggie" Gamble was born on June 10, 1956 in Colon Panama to the union of Ethan H. Cargill and Pearl L. Puegh. A soldier, she was called back to Gods army on Wednesday August 21, 2019 while in the Specialty Select Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 11 days after a long and valiant battle against cancer. 

Magdalena grew up in Panama and graduated from Abel Bravo in Colon. At the age of 18, she enlisted in the United States Army where she served 25 years, was deployed to Desert Storm, received the bronze star and retired Honorably as an E7 Sergeant First Class. Through it all she remained such a good soul with a lot of positive energy. She was an awe inspiring role model and leader both at work and at home. She was driven, motivated and selfless. Her sacrifices for family, friends and freedom will always be remembered and Honored by those left behind to mourn her passing, but left better for having been blessed to be apart of her life's journey. She went by many names... daughter, sister, friend, soldier, tia and grandma. But the name she loved the most was Mom. The way Magdalena lived her life is an example for a life truly appreciated and well lived. She now joins her mother Pearl, her father Ethan and her daughter Candice in heavenly rest. 

Magdalena is survived by her three sons, Nicomedes Barahona Jr. of Hutchinson, KS and his wife Aisha, Jovann T. Gamble of Keller, TX and his fiancé Michelle; Fiancé Tom Dolan and his daughters Carolyn and Stephanie Dolan all of Manhattan, KS. Other family members left behind to cherish her memories are her three sisters Maritza R. Wallace of Middletown, NY, Maria E. Whyte of Randallstown, MD Belgica E. Cargill of Tacoma WA; Two brothers Fernando Cargill of Tacoma, WA and Ricardo Cargill of Middletown, NY; 6 grandchildren, Jahpaul, Zariah, Savanah, Jaira, Pierce and Connor and many relatives and friends.

To send flowers to Magdalena's family, please visit our floral section.


Memorial Service
September 6, 2019

1:00 PM
Kansas Veteran's Cemetery
5181 Wildcat Creek Road
Manhattan, KS 66503

© 2020 Northern Star Mortuary. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS