Margie is an amazing person, more giving, more forgiving, and more reaching out than anyone in the world.
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She was born in California. When she was 3, her parents, Alvin Hansen and Lucille Manson, were killed in a car accident. Margie was thrown free and was not injured. Margie was adopted by Mearle and Lorna Jones in Provo and was raised in the most loving atmosphere.
After high school she attended BYU and graduated in 1956 in the first class of the BYU School of Nursing. Mom Jones was truly a mother to the entire class who often appeared over four years - one or all at the same time - for comfort, love, fun and food. Lorna Jones was a remarkable mother to the whole bunch.
The hospital training for this class was at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. The first Sunday they went to the UofU institute (to meet boys), they sat in front of a few medical students who were there for a similar reason (to meet girls). One of them being Harry Gibbons. The story of the next few years is amazing. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple. Harry has so often said it was the best thing that ever happened to him - and EVERYONE who knows Margie agrees.
They have raised a combination of adopted and homemade children. Margie has looked forward to being together again with Bonnie who passed away in Texas at 18 months of age.
Margie is survived by Harry and their children Scott, Mark, Meri (Mark), Jon (Dana) and Larry (Kamie); and the most amazing 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Margie was a far-ranging Relief Society president in Norman, Okla., a phenomenal stake Relief Society president in Draper, and was really outstanding in many other services for the LDS Church and also in the community as an election judge.
Marge and Harry served a mission, living in Germany and responding to medical problems in more than 40 missions from Portugal to Siberia. For approximately four years they served in the Friendship Mission, driving a van between the airport and Temple Square for visitors with a layover.
Margie deeply loves the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the scriptures, the temples, Primary, Harry and her family.
Her life was taken by liver cancer, but she did not conduct the valiant fight often described by others, but turned the matter over to her Father in Heaven. She survived many months beyond expectations.
Margie loves flowers, but anytime Harry would bring her any, she would immediately think of someone who needed them more and give them away. She requests that any donations go to Humanitarian Services of the LDS Church serving nations throughout the world.
Margie's graduation will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, in the Cottonwood Stake Center, 1830 E. 6400 South in Salt Lake City. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. in Salt Lake City, and 10 to 10:45 a.m. at the stake center. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.cannonmortuary.com.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Nov. 21 to Nov. 23, 2012