Margaret Johnson Russell Ephraim, UTMargaret Johnson Russell was the mother of 10, grandmother of 49, and great-grandmother of 56. She passed away surrounded by family Dec. 30, 2011. She was born in Escalante, Utah on Nov. 26, 1922 to Harriet Nona Parry and Orville Seth Johnson. She was married to Austin Gibbons Russell on her birthday Nov. 26, 1941 in the Salt Lake Temple. She loved to cook and held many church callings like playing the organ in the Manti Temple. She and Austin served a Family History Mission for the LDS Church. She was an avid reader and author. She is survived by her ten children and their spouses Michael (Shirley Howell), Pamela (Raymond Jensen), Stephanie (James Kvamme), Bryan (Charisse Howard), Kathryn (George Wouden), Melinda (Brant Layton), Julane (William Sullivan), Mark (Erin Peterson), Andrew (Kimberli Christensen), and Jonathan (Amy Green). She was preceded in death by her four sisters Plet, Orvilla, Carol, and Ruth, her grandson KamRay Jensen, and her beloved husband Austin. Funeral services will be held Tues. Jan. 3, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. in the Ephraim 1st and 6th Ward Bldg, located at 450 N. 200 W. Ephraim, UT. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 A.M. preceding the funeral. Interment will be in the Ephraim Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.comThe family would like to thank the staff of the Golden Skyline Assisted Living Center in Ephraim for the kind and loving care provided to Margaret over the last four years.
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