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Obituary: Marie D. Jonsson

"Granny J"

Alice Marie Degelbeck Jonsson, age 86, of Bancroft, Idaho, formerly of Lehi, died March 18, 2003 in the hospital at Soda Springs, Idaho following a short illness.

Born Feb. 24, 1917 in Lehi, Utah, daughter of John Henry and Alice Ann Young Degelbeck. Married Lawrence Thomas Jonsson, Feb. 24, 1939 in Salt Lake City. He died July 16, 1996.

Marie was a homemaker and partner with her husband in their family turkey ranch. She worked as an aid at the Utah State Developmental Center. A devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served in the Primary organization and also in the Relief Society. She was a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and had many social friendships and clubs. She was a faithful journal keeper and enjoyed handiwork including embroidery and crochet.

Survived by two daughters and two sons: Joan Marie (LaVell) Russon, Lehi; Kathy Lee (Hardy) Baum, Highland; Jon L. (Kay) Jonsson, Bancroft, Idaho; Thomas H. (Jan) Jonsson, Lehi; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grand-children; sister, Donna (Walt) White, Kanab; brother-in-law, Stanford Taylor, Draper. She was preceded in death by siblings: Edwin, Harold, Glen, Merlin, and Grant Degelbeck, Orma Vario, and Nelda Taylor.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. in the Wing Mortuary Chapel, 118 E. Main, Lehi, where friends and family may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday one hour prior to services. Interment, Lehi City