Afton Papworth Margetts, beloved matriarch of her family, died of natural causes on Friday, October 22, 2004. She was 100 years old.
She was born December 13, 1903, in Salt Lake City, to Raymond and Bertha Papworth. She married Raymond L. Margetts September 5, 1928, in the Salt Lake Temple.
She and Ray raised their family in Washington D.C., where she participated in musical events with her beautiful soprano voice. She also used her musical talents singing in and directing various church choirs and choruses. A lifetime of church service was culminated in her calling as a Temple Worker in the Washington D.C. Temple.
Her oil painting was renowned in both Washington D.C. and in Utah where she retired following the death of her husband Ray. Over the years she was an active member of many community organizations. She especially enjoyed her membership in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
She was preceded in death by her brother Raymond Jr., and sisters Beatrice (Nechanicky) and Leone (Netten). Afton is survived by her son Michael (Geri), daughter Marilynn (Brook) Robison, 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, October 27, 11:00 a.m., at the LDS Forestview Ward, 1100 East Charlton Ave. (2815 South). Viewings will be held Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple and from 10:00-10:45 a.m., prior to the service at the Forestview Ward.
Interment Salt Lake City Cemetery.