Obituary: GREENWOOD, MARGARET

Published: Thursday, July 24 2014 7:26 a.m. MDT

Margaret Jean Sanderson Greenwood 1925 ~ 2011

On April 10th 2011 Jean left the loving arms of her family to join her parents in the hereafter with her loving Father in Heaven. Jean was born to G. Reed Sanderson and Ethel Bradley Sanderson on February 18th 1925 in San Pete County, Utah. Her parents were school teachers and loved teaching their children the good things in life. As Jean grew into adulthood, she was an exceptional student and excelled in many subjects, including English, typing, short hand, and music. She also held many school offices in her senior year including President of the Jordan High School Charlonian Club where they sold War bonds to aid the war effort in those years. She was the school scribe. When she graduated from high school in 1943, she accepted employment with the Salt Lake City office of the FBI as a secretary. She held that job until the end of World War II and was given a letter of commendation from Director J. Edgar Hoover for her service. Her long-time sweetheart, Charles H. Greenwood, had just returned from Europe serving in the US Air Force, and they were married in the Salt Lake Temple shortly thereafter. She often said she fell in love with Charles in the 3rd grade! The newlyweds built their home in Sandy, Utah and raised three children. Jean worked for the University of Utah for 20 years as a secretary for the various heads of the Department of Psychiatry. Jean was a faithful member of the LDS Church, serving in many callings and positions including the Relief Society, Primary, and was a Cub Scout Mother. She was always happy to be in the service of her Father in Heaven. In Jean's senior years, she spent many hours working in research, and writing lessons for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Much of her work was published and used to teach the various groups of Mormon women about the Pioneers. She was a loving, kind woman to all that knew her. Jean is survived by her husband Charles H. Greenwood, and their children, Dr. Charles Reed Greenwood (Judith J. Carta), Dr. Lee Hilton Greenwood (Lyn Mays), Gayle Greenwood (Sidney Ray Moss). They have six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She also is survived by her brother, James R. Sanderson (Doris), and sister, Maxine Sanderson Elg (Bert). The viewing will be held from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, 16 April 2011, at the Colonial Hills First Ward (1500 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah), followed by the funeral service in the chapel from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Interment will be at the Murray City Cemetery. www.goffmortuary.com