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Obituary: CURTIS, MARJORIE

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 24 2014 6:37 p.m. MST

Marjorie White Curtis9/8/1930 ~ 12/30/2011Marjorie White Curtis passed away at her home on December 30, 2011. She was born in Salt Lake City on September 8, 1930, daughter of John Marlow White and Beatrice Mitchell White.Marjorie was a kind and caring person who was deeply loved by her family and friends. She was quiet, unassuming and always had others' interests at heart. Many people will miss the love, hope and happiness she brought into their lives.Marjorie married the love of her life, Kenneth Rex Curtis in the Salt Lake Temple on June 5, 1952. Rex passed away June 14, 2002. Together, they raised six children in their home in East Millcreek, adjacent to her parents and surrounded by extended family. She loved and worked hard to maintain her home, vegetable garden and orchard.Marjorie served all of her life in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including service as a missionary with Rex to Swaziland and Botswana, as Stake and Ward Relief Society President, and as a temple worker. She combined her love of writing and church service by serving for over 17 years as a member of the LDS Church Curriculum Committee. She labored countless hours writing and rewriting many projects including the Scripture Stories book, Family Home Evening Resource Manual, many Primary manuals and articles for The Friend magazine.Marjorie was often found sitting on the floor playing games and reading to her grandchildren and great grandchildren. In these special times she instilled a love of reading, imagination and fun in her family. She leaves a great legacy of love and service for her family to follow.Marjorie is survived by her children Norman (Billie), David (Deanne), Bruce (Susan), Carolyn Reynolds (Aaron), Ralph (Cheryl), and Richard (Stefanie); 18 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and her sister Eleanor Robinson. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brother Glenn.Funeral services will be held at the Wilford Stake Center, 1765 East 3080 South, Salt Lake City at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2012. Friends and family may visit at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and at the Stake Center Thursday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the funeral. Burial will be at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Messages and tributes to the family can be posted at: www.holbrookmortuary.com