Funeral for George Phillip Margetts, 61, former LDS stake and mission president and businessman, who died April 28, 1989, in a Salt Lake hospital after a short illness, will be May 2.
Services will be held at noon in the East Mill Creek Stake Center, 3103 E. 36th South.Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Mackay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 Highland Drive, and Tuesday two hours before the services at the church. Burial will be in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
Mr. Margetts was born Jan. 1, 1928, in Salt Lake City. He graduated from South High School and attended the University of Utah; served as missionary in South Africa from 1947 to 1949; and was an assistant chaplain in the U.S. Army, where he served from 1950-52. He was a counselor in the East Mill Creek 6th Ward bishopric, a member of the Stake High Council, second counselor in the East Mill Creek Stake presidency and stake president from 1971 to 1979.
He was president of the South Africa Johannesburg Mission from 1982 to 1984 and the first president of the South Africa Capetown Mission from 1984 to 1985. He was a member of the General Missionary Advisory Committee, a temple worker and a gospel doctrine teacher in East Mill Creek 7th Ward, Salt Lake-East Mill Creek North Stake.
Mr. Margetts was president and owner of Dynapac Rotating Co., where he was an inventor, designer and patent holder. He traveled abroad for business in several countries and was a leader in the American Diabetes Association.
The family suggests contributions to the LDS General Missionary Fund.