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Obituary: Margie Ann Gunther Elkington

1932 ~ 2004

Margie Ann Gunther Elkington, 71, our loving mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother and sister passed away September 27, 2004 into the loving arms of her sweetheart and eternal companion, Elwin B. Elkington. Her passing came just one month after the death of her beloved husband.

Margie was born November 24, 1932 in Tooele, Utah to Louis Gunther and Emma James Williams Gunther. She was the youngest of ten children, including seven siblings born during the marriage of Emma James to George Williams.

She had many fond memories of her childhood and greatly loved and admired each of her siblings.

Margie married Elwin B. Elkington on August 15, 1949 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple at the young age of 16. They recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. She was a soft spoken and gentle person who devoted her entire life to serving family, friends and Heavenly Father. A wonderful homemaker, she always placed the comfort, feelings, and welfare of others ahead of her own. She had a gift for seeing the good in others and encouraging them to be their best. She always looked for opportunities to teach her children and grandchildren. She loved and excelled in her roles as a wife, mother, and grandmother. Among Margie's favorite memories were family camping trips, traveling with her brothers and sisters, and time spent in St. George with her husband and friends. Margie also worked for many years in the bakery of Allen's Food Town in Tooele.

Survived by her five children: Robert (Joyce), Larry (Karen), Steve (Tonya), Patti Potter (Dwight), and Linda England (Jeff); 18 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; brothers, Ross Williams, Marvin Gunther; and sister, Emma Lou Harvey.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwin; sisters, Ruby Edwards and Betty Hall; brothers George, Glen, Dan and Floyd Williams; and granddaughter, Kari Potter.

Funeral services were held on September 30, 2004.