Our rare and precious mother, grandmother, sister and friend left this mortal existence surrounded by her family on April 14, 2011. She showed her courage and strength after sustaining a severe head injury after a fall.
Marjorie was born Oct. 14, 1928 to John (Jack) and Elizabeth Phillips in Hiawatha. She grew up and lived in Carbon County for 32 years, and loved to go back and visit for any reason she could think of.
She married Clark Russell Lee on May 28, 1947. They had five children. What a great 53 years they had together. He preceded her death in 2000. Her daughter Barbara preceded her in 1992.
Marjorie loved family get togethers, hot chocolate in the morning while reading her scriptures, family, genealogy, Jazz and football games, and family.
Mom was an ordinance worker ta the Bountiful LDS Temple for many years. She was very active in the Church. She was called to do Church History extraction, for over 20 years. She did enough people to fill the conference center over five times.
Mom lovingly made all the grandkids afghans when they turned 16. She crocheted beautiful doilies that we will cherish, and they were a big money maker at the family reunion auctions.
We will dearly miss the birthday cards; she always remembered to send to every member of her family. Let us celebrate her unceasing kindness to others, and her generosity to everyone. Her gentle manner endeared her to everyone she met. We will miss her influence in our lives, and her constant family support. She was always very proud of her family, a quiet little force behind us.
Marjorie is survived by her children, Connie (Ben) Pierce, Wellington; Bonnie Dalton, West Jordan; Ron (Jamie) Lee, Huntington; Phil (Margo) Lee, Dublin, Ohio; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 18, 2011 at the Bountiful 37th Ward Chapel, 400 E. 1500 N. Interment - Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
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