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Death: Margaret W. Hales

Margaret Jane Weir Hales, 79, passed away on Friday, October 3, 1997 in Salt Lake City, of heart failure and attendant complications.

Born July 19, 1918 in Byron, Wyoming, to Thomas and Lottie Belle Williams Weir. She spent her first 14 years in Shell, WY where her father was a forest ranger. She graduated from Greybull High School and attended BYU briefly before serving in the Spanish American Mission from 1941-43. Margaret later graduated from the University of Utah.She married Bernell W. Hales on June 6, 1944 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, and lived the rest of her life in Salt Lake City, being active in the LDS Church in various calling including, YWMIA, Relief Society, and later, Cub Scout work. She devoted her entire life to her husband and family, and insisted on always "being there", lending active, intelligent support to every worthwhile endeavor. Her deep belief in God was the source of her strong, quiet example and her Christ-like love and life of family service.

She is survived by husband; son, Lynn B. (Mary) of Salt Lake City; daughter, Janell Ruth Morris (Rich) of Overland Park, Kansas; five grandchildren, Mike, Kristin, Megan, Shaun, and Scott; a brother, Thomas T. Weir (Betty) of Bozeman, MT; sisters, Ellen W. Layton and Leona Belle W. Tolman, both of Salt Lake City; 18 nieces and nephews and numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews, all of whom loved her as deeply as she loved them.

Deep gratitude is expressed to the doctors and nurses of the LDS Hospital IC Unit for their expert professional and loving care.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 8, 1997, 12 noon, Monument Park 4th Ward, 2215 E. Roosevelt Ave. (1460 South). Friends may call at Larkin Sunset Lawn Mortuary, 2350 E. 1300 South, Tuesday 7-9 p.m. and at the church Wednesday one hour prior to the service. Interment: Elysian Burial Gardens.

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