Margaret Ann Stewart Hewlett Epperson1924 - 2012Margaret Ann, as a young child at the knees of her beloved Grandfather, Charles B. Stewart, memorized many "Gem Thoughts" that guided her life. Her favorite was: "What I Live For"I live for those who love me, For those who know me true.For the Heavens that smile above me, And await my Spirit, too.For the cause that lacks assistance, For the wrongs that need resistance,For the future in the distance, And the good that I can do.Margaret Ann Stewart Hewlett Epperson passed away on May 9, 2012 surrounded by family. Margaret Ann was born September 29, 1924 in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Lester F. Hewlett, Sr. and Margaret Ann Romney Stewart. She was raised in Salt Lake City and graduated from East High School at the age of 16. She attended the University of Utah and graduated with honors at the age of 20, with degrees in Elementary Education and Music. While attending the U. of U. she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. She also graduated from the Institute of Religion and composed a "Waltz" and "The Wedding Song" for Lambda Delta Sigma, of which she was a member. Margaret Ann was on the Music Council at the U. of U. and a member of Beta Delta Mu a fraternal organization for musicians. She was also a member of Richard P. Condie's mixed double quartet and served as sophomore sponsor for ROTC.Margaret Ann met the love of her life, Vaughn E. Epperson upon his return from 3 years of overseas military service. They were married March 4, 1946 in the Salt Lake Temple and celebrated 60 years before Vaughn's death in 2007. Margaret Ann's greatest joy was her family. Her favorite place was the Stewart Ranch, east of Woodland, where she spent every summer of her life with her family. In her words: "How lucky we are to have such a beautiful home tucked away in the midst of beautiful quaking aspen and pine trees . . .the lovely wild flowers that grow all summer long . . . the lovely clouds and blue sky . . . the sound of the water rushing over the rocks in the Provo River." Margaret Ann was an active member of the LDS Church, serving in the Primary, Relief Society, and as an Extraction Missionary. She had a passion for preserving family history, gathering data throughout her life, and organizing it for her large extended family. She will always be remembered by family and friends for her kind letters that she sent throughout her life. Margaret Ann is survived by her children, David H. (Diane) Epperson; Katherine E. (Franz) Amussen; Lawrence S. Epperson; daughter-in-law, Cathy Murdock; 14 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; sister Marlene (Budge) Christensen. Preceded in death by husband, Vaughn; daughter, Margaret Ann Epperson; and son, Vaughn H. Epperson.The family would like to extend their thanks to all the staff at Arlington Hills, particularly Daniel, Debra, Susan, Dai, Nick, Robin and Christi.Funeral services will be Friday, May 11th at 11 a.m. at the Bonneville Ward, 1535 E. Bonneview Dr. with a visitation Thursday evening at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple from 6 8 p.m, and at the ward Friday morning from 10:00 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment, Woodland Cemetery. Online condolences are welcome at www.larkincares.com