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Marjorie "Marge" Gentillon

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Marjorie "Marge" Gentillon Obituary
Beloved mother, grandmother, and wife Marjorie "Marge" Gentillon, 94, of Pingree, Idaho, was reunited with her husband of 75 years just 51 days after his passing. Marge passed away Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at her daughter's home in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
She was born June 28, 1920, in Basalt, Idaho, the daughter of Charles Fredrick Daw and Clara Smith Daw. Marge attended Basalt Elementary and Firth High School.
On September 1, 1939, she married Cyprien "Cyp" Gentillon in St. Anthony, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on August 1, 1978. 
She was a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in the Stake Relief Society Presidency for eight years, and she volunteered to organize the cub scout program in the original Pingree Ward so her youngest son could participate. She served in all other auxiliaries of the church.  Marjorie and Cyp served a mission to Nauvoo in 1988.
Marge loved being busy and socializing. She was a member of The Birthday Club and the Bluebird Needlecraft Club and cherished the friendships there. She also loved creating beauty in her home and sharing it with others. Her children and grandchildren all cherish the oil paintings she painted for them.
Music also brought her joy and she played harmonica with the Senior Harmoneers and loved taking organ lessons with her friend Beulah Duncan well into eighties. In her late seventies, she took piano lessons. She loved hearing her many talented nieces, nephews and neighbors sing.
Marjorie also enjoyed bowling, square dancing, her garden and flowers, traveling, and especially being with her family. 
She worked alongside her husband on the family farm and was a terrific homemaker who believed food should "look good, taste good, and be good for you." She taught her daughters to sew and taught 4-H.
As a grandmother she went above and beyond. She frequently hosted cousin sleep-overs, taffy-pulls, and spent many hours on hard bleachers watching 4-H and dance shows.
She is survived by her children, Carolyn (Jeff) Lynn of Idaho Falls, Ron (Vickie) 
Gentillon of Pingree, Joel (Marie) Gentillon of West Valley City, UT;  twenty- three 
grandchildren, forty- seven great grandchildren and fifteen great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, "Cyp", son, David Lynn Gentillon, daughter Linda Rae, daughter, Vicki Mauger, five brothers, Arthur, Arvil, DeLoy, Albert "Bud", Donald, and four sisters, Elizabeth, Veva, Aletha, and Verna.
A funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, January 12, 2015, at the Pingree LDS Chapel with Bishop Jim Williams conducting.
The family will meet with friends on Sunday evening, January 11, 2015, from 6-8:00 p.m. at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 S. Shilling Ave., Blackfoot, Idaho and from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church on Monday.
Interment will be in the Riverside-Thomas Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Morning News on Jan. 9, 2015
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