Margaret Jewel Marks Beene, age 66, passed away March 14, 1998 in Taylorsville after a valiant battle with cancer.

Margaret was born in Harrold, Texas on February 28, 1932, the daughter of William Marks and Virgie Taylor. She married Bill Beene on August 6, 1953 in Fort Worth, Texas. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 7, 1973.Margaret was an active member of the LDS Church and served diligently in various callings in the Relief Society and Primary. She was always willing to serve in any capacity. Margaret was a talented wife, mother, and homemaker. She took pride in her children and grandchildren and taught them by her example. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, knitting, and reading. As a contract knitter she made beautiful sweaters that were sold throughout the country.

Survived by her husband, Bill, Taylorsville; sister, Lois Belote, San Marcos, CA; daughters, Linda (David) Curnow and Janice (Randy) Nichols; six grandchildren, Lindsay, Ashley, Bradley, Amanda, Jeffrey, Nathan.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 12 noon, at Bennion Heights First Ward, 6030 South Prairie View Drive (3510 West). Friends may call Tuesday, 5-8 p.m., at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, and Wednesday at the church, 11-11:45 a.m. Interment: Utah Veterans Memorial Park.

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