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Sara Marjorie Russell Mower


1917 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Sara Marjorie Russell Mower

Phoenix - 1917 - 2018

Long-time Phoenix resident Sara Marjorie Russell Mower, age 100, passed away Thursday, August 2, 2018, in Chandler, AZ. Marge was born December 12, 1917, in Lehi, Utah, to John C. and Maude L. Kirkham Russell. She attended schools in Lehi, Provo, and Ogden, Utah, and received college degrees from Weber College in Ogden and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. After teaching school for a time in Salt Lake City, she worked at the Defense Depot in Ogden, Utah, and volunteered with the USO.

She married Ben E. Mower and had six children. The family lived in Centerville, Utah, then Los Angeles, California, then moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where Marge loved living for more than 60 years. Marge returned to teaching school as her children grew, taught special needs children, and took graduate classes at Arizona State University. After retirement, she enjoyed travel and served missions for the in the Mesa, New Zealand and South Africa temples. She is survived by her six children, sixteen grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren and counting.

Marge loved making friends everywhere she went. She provided service to her church and was active up until the last weeks of her life. She genuinely cared about people and often provided quiet encouragement and help. She knew she was a daughter of God and treated everyone as sisters and brothers.

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Published in The Arizona Republic from Aug. 7 to Aug. 9, 2018
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