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Obituary: Madge Ogden

RICHFIELD, Utah--Madge Greenwood Nebeker Ogden, 86, of Richfield, Utah, died June 15, 1999 in Richfield.

She was born May 26, 1913 in Central Valley, Utah to Hartley and Bertha Hawley Greenwood. She married Vernal M. Nebeker, November 26, 1931 in Reno, Nevada. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He preceded her in death September 21, 1979. She married Grant Ogden, July 19, 1978 in Provo, Ut. He preceded her in death March 17, 1999.She was raised in Central, Utah, graduating from South Sevier High School. She was always active and participated in many sports. She excelled in them and was often a winner. She then went to California where she met and married Vernal Nebeker. They lived in Scotia, Hilts and Fortuna, California where, at the request of LDS Church leaders, they were instrumental in building the LDS Community there. As an active member of the Church, she served in many capacities over the years and especially enjoyed teaching the Gospel Doctrine classes. She was a member of and served in many offices of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers as well.

She was well known throughout the community for her beautiful art work and had won many blue ribbons and prizes at County and State Fairs.

She was a loving, caring and fun person, who brought a lot of joy and laughter to those around her. She had many dear friends and was always so appreciative of the love and kind acts that were shown to her by them.

She is survived by step-children: Jeff (Diane) Ogden, Richfield; Julianne (Tony) Cowley, Venice; Renee Hazen, St. George. The love and service they gave to Aunt Madge is so appreciated. Also surviving is a sister-in-law: Bernice Greenwood of Ogden; nine nieces and six nephews. Aunt Madge was a wonderful aunt and was loved dearly by all her nieces and nephews. She will hold a special place in our hearts forever. She is preceded in death her parents; husbands; son, Stephen Nebeker; six sisters and one brother.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 18, 1999 at 1 p.m. in the Richfield 6th LDS Ward Chapel, 400 North 200 West. Friends may call at the Neal S. Magleby and Sons Mortuary, 50 South 100 West, Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at the mortuary on Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery.

A special thanks to everyone at the Beehive Home who served her with love and gentleness. "Magic" loved each of you.