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Marguerite S. Erdle


Maggie left for the next great adventure on Tuesday, May 4, 2010, taking with her only the deep love of her family, friends, and caregivers. She was born in 1932 to Elmer and Otillie Stolz in Buffalo, New York, where she graduated from Fosdick-Matson High School. (Maggie would proudly tell you that she ran faster than any of the other kids at school.) Shortly thereafter, she fell in love with a soft-spoken, pipe-smoking, engineering student, whom she married in 1951. She and

William P. Erdle (Bill) raised their three children (Paula, Willy, and Thom) in Eden, New York, where they all flourished.

Maggie was a wonderful mother -the kind every child wishes to have-teacher, playmate, nurse, cheer

leader, refuge. She was also a natural with figures and finances.

She worked as a bookkeeper in her early years, and then became an accomplished tax preparer after her children were grown and gone.

When Maggie and Bill retired to Florida in 1987, Maggie became a one-woman welcome wagon for her community. When Bill passed on in 1991, Maggie took up in-line skating and took great pleasure in the 6-mile route she skated each morning. She was a lively and generous spirit (who, despite having no gift for it, nonetheless loved to sing!)

Maggie's departure was attended by her surviving children, Paula (Salt Lake City) and Thom (wife Marianne, New Brunswick, Canada). Maggie will also be dearly missed by her granddaughters (Alanna and Heidi, Canada), and her sister and nieces in New York State.

Maggie's children wish to acknowledge with love and gratitude the deep affection and care that Maggie received during the last years from her extended family at Legacy House (Taylorsville) and the quartet of angels at Haven Hospice. Maggie was never far from love, laughter, and a hand to squeeze-and she never will be. Godspeed Maggie!

Funeral/Memorial Service arrangements are pending. Arrangements under the care of Evans and Early Mortuary, Salt Lake City.