Margie M. Moedl Kinghorn-Fereday was born in Rigby, Idaho, on April 9, 1935, to August and Margaret Moedl. She died peacefully surrounded by her family at the age of 75 from pulmonary fibrosis on May 29, 2010.
Margie was raised on the family farm near Lewisville, Idaho. She attended area schools and graduated from Rigby High School in 1953. Margie married her high school sweetheart, Dale B. Kinghorn in 1954.
In her early married years, Margie and her family lived in many places including New Jersey, Alaska, Washington and California before settling in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It was in Idaho Falls where Margie and Dale owned Kinghorn Veterinary Clinic for many years. Their practice was very successful and well known throughout the western United States.
After her divorce from Dale, she started a new career as a travel agent. Margie worked for various agencies for the next 15 years and was able to fulfill her love for discovering new places.
It was during this time Margie met Harlan Fereday, and they were married in 1998. They spent 11 wonderful years together. Margie and Harlan were kindred spirits as they both appreciated fine things and loved to travel. Some of their favorite times were annual trips to Mazatlan and to the Sun Valley Jazz Festival.
Family was always Margie's focus. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and a doting grandmother. Her smile was never bigger than when holding one of her grandchildren. Margie was at her best when hosting a huge family gathering. She also made friends easily and developed many true life long friendships.
Margie had a zest for life and loved all things beautiful. She had a deep appreciation for art, history, music and the natural beauty of the outdoors. Margie was a talented artist herself, creating many beautiful oil paintings. Her passion was jewelry making. She designed many pieces from her vast collection of exotic beads and fine gems.
Margie is survived by her husband, Harlan Fereday; son, Kirby M. Kinghorn; daughters, Kolae M. Kinghorn, Kareen M. (Jim) Freeman, Kami Kinghorn (Shawn) French and Krystal M. Kinghorn; brother, Rod (Gus) Moedl; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Steve H. (Geertz) Fereday and Penny L. Fereday; four step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Robert (Bob) Moedl; and first husband, Dale B. Kinghorn.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today, June 5, at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave. in Idaho Falls. The family will visit with friends at 10 a.m. prior to the service and from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, June 4. Interment will be in Grant Central Cemetery following the services. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Sandpiper Restaurant immediately after the burial. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.com.