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Obituary: Margaret (Peggy) K. Thain Whitney

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Margaret (Peggy) K. Thain Whitney Angel 1935 ~ 2006 On Sunday the 12th of November, our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend was released from her struggle and welcomed Home. She leaves behind many loved ones whose lives are forever changed by her quiet strength and loving, easy-going spirit. She faced many hardships and trials throughout her life with courage and optimism. Margaret Kay Thain was the second of four children born to Theodore Evans and Emma Green Thain on March 5, 1935. She was raised in Salt Lake City, UT where she graduated from East High School. She attended BYU and the U of U and married Don Bruce Whitney with whom she had four children. They were later divorced. She was a lifelong, faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in many callings. Peggy was employed for many years at the law firm of Robert Debry where she enjoyed many close friendships. Her greatest calling and proudest accomplishment was the role of mother. She lovingly devoted her life to the raising and nurturing of her children. Mom loved traveling, reading, holidays, music and spending time with her family. She loved giving gifts and made every celebration special. She is survived by her children, Mark Whitney, Alison (Todd) Henriksen, Melinda (Rick) Miller, and Chris (Lisa) Whitney, her grandchildren Jonathan, Cory, Casey, Caitlin, Ethan, Alec, Landon, Eli and Ayden and by her brothers, Ted (Sharon) Thain and Michael (Sandy) Thain, her brother-in-law Gene Bennett and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She joins her parents and her sister Diane Bennett in Heaven. Our mother always loved angels and we were greatly blessed to have had such an angel mother. Thank you, Mom; you will be deeply missed. We love you. Funeral services will be held at the Winder 8th Ward chapel, 1361 East 4000 South, on Saturday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 p.m. Friends may call on Friday, Nov. 17, from 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday, from 12:30-1:45 p.m. at the church. Interment will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Online condolences at www.larkinmortuary.com.