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Marjorie Merrill, 97, passed away November 7, 2021, in Twin Falls with her daughter by her side.
Marjorie Louise Thompson was born April 3, 1924, in Eden, Idaho to Harold and Mary Cassie Pearce Thompson. She was also welcomed by an older sister, Ruth and her only brother Walter. She loved school and attended school in Eden until January 1935 when the family moved to Rupert where she graduated from Rupert High School in 1942. Margie loved to sing and sang in many singing groups. She also sang duets with her father at church and family events. She also loved to dance and attended many dances at the Y-Dell. She also attended many dances sponsored by her church.
Marjorie met the love of her life on a blind date set up by her cousin. Marjorie was “smitten” from her first sight of Floyd Webb Merrill. They dated through high school. She waited for Floyd while he served his country during World War II. Floyd was discharged from military service in mid-January, 1946 and they were married January 30, 1946 in the Idaho Falls LDS temple. They had been married 70 years when Floyd passed away in 2016. Through Marge’s married life she lived in Logan, Utah, Tooele, Utah, Melba, Idaho, Caldwell, Idaho, and back to Rupert, Idaho. They lived in Rupert for 43 years.
Marjorie was able to be a stay-at-home mom while her children were home. She was a memory maker. She made every holiday and birthday special. It was always fun to be home with her. She made excellent raised doughnuts, caramel popcorn, Parker house rolls, and anything else she chose to make. She supported her husband and children in all of their activities.
Marjorie was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. She loved serving in all of the organizations. She was very service oriented and loved to help others. She was still in contact with some of the young women she worked with in the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Marjorie loved her family, the gospel of Jesus Christ and she loved her Savior Jesus Christ and developed many Christlike characteristics throughout her life. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Marjorie is survived by six of her seven children: Arva (DeVere) Burton, Twin Falls, ID; Paula(Karl) Wright, Providence, UT; Kim (Shela) Merrill, Layton, UT; Sheralee Merrill, Rupert, ID; Kevin (Lilly) Merrill, Rupert, Idaho; Ann(Dayn) Roseborough, Murtaugh, ID, one sister, Glenna Whitaker. Marjorie also has 32 grandchildren (one deceased), 96 great-grandchildren (one deceased), and 13 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her sweetheart, her parents, one son, Mark Merrill, her siblings: Ruth Miller, Walter Thompson, and Geanna Stanger.
The family wishes to thank the caregivers at Minidoka Memorial Hospital Home Health and her caregivers for the last three years at Twin Falls Care Center.
Marjorie’s funeral service will be held Friday, November 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at the Rupert LDS Stake Center, 324 East 18th Street, Rupert, with Bishop Boyd Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at the Paul Cemetery.
Friends may call from 1:00-1:45 p.m. Friday before the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Joel Heward Hansen Mortuary.
The family suggests that donations be made to the Humanitarian Center in Rupert, Idaho in Marjorie's name.
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