Marjorie Lenore Curtis Stucki, 1929-2019

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Marjorie Lenore Curtis Stucki

Marjorie Lenore Curtis Stucki, 90, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, in Orem, Utah. She passed away peacefully in her sleep.

Margie married William Richard Stucki July 30, 1951. After more than 56 years of marriage, she has been reunited with her sweetheart.

Family was always of utmost importance to Margie. She was born at the beginning of the Great Depression on April 27, 1929 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Charles Arnold Curtis and Myrtle Hazel Amott.

Margie courageously faced many hardships throughout her life. The skills she learned proved valuable to her own family as she tackled challenges head-on and successfully overcame them. She built a home, businesses, and a 10-acre homestead and made them more than successful; they were enviable. She was the head instigator and made life fun, initiated outings, managed shops and successfully decorated homes and lives.

Marjorie Lenore Curtis Stucki

Her husband, Richard, preceded Margie in death. She is survived by her son, Brent (Nancy); daughter, Leslie Glover; daughter, Robyn Officer (Guy, deceased); son, Randall (Penny); son, Gregg (Terri); son, Mathew (Linda); son, Jeff; and daughter, Kimberly Robison (Aaron). Margie was also known as Granny to her dozens of adoring descendants, i.e. eight children, 41 grandchildren, and 52 great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Geraldine Grant and Mary Schembri, also survive her.

Never one to seek the spotlight, Margie lingered back and allowed others the attention, consistently making everything even better. Castle Valley was one of the choice experiences of our family because of Mom. A day working in the fields became a sweet memory with a pitcher of fresh lemonade and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Being with Mom was a pleasure. She made our trip to the mountains to cut down a Christmas tree a lifelong memory.

We threw sleds in the back of the truck and took a pot of hot soup and a basket of homemade rolls with us. And now a relatively simple task has become one of the best memories of our lives because of Mom.

Margie and Richard raised their budding family for 23 years in Salt Lake City, where they made lifelong friendships. They worked hard to make things fun, worthwhile and memorable.

Mother gave everything for her family. When it was time for a different life for her children, she and Richard picked up their family and moved 300 miles south. They started a life on the undeveloped lands of southern Utah in a little place called Castle Valley. She lived in a tent and cooked over a fire and did it for her family with a smile on her face and determination in her heart.

Margie and Richard spent many years working in the Monticello temple together and later served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Winnsboro, Louisiana. But this is just a glimpse into the life of this remarkable woman.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in the Payson 1st Ward, 225 South 400 East, Payson.

Family and friends may visit from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in Springville Evergreen Cemetery. Condolences may be offered to the family online at www.walkersanderson.com/obituary/marjorie-stucki.