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Marjorie Morgan Gray Wagstaff
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1914
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: May 29, 2011
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

If youth is a gift and age is a work of art, then Marjorie was a Masterpiece. Marjorie, our ninety-seven-year-old Masterpiece, left us in the early morning hours of May 29, 2011.

She was born April 19, 1914 to Nicholas Groesbeck and Ethel Tate Morgan. She grew up in the area of 15th & 15th in Salt Lake City and attended East High School and graduated from the M & M School of Beauty located at that time on 3rd South and State Street. She worked at the Hale Beauty Shop before opening Marjorie's Beauty Shop on Emerson and 15th East.

Marjorie married her sweetheart, Charles Gray, in 1934 and together they raised a family of three boys and two girls. Their marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple and in 1981 the two of them served an LDS Mission to the Liberty Jail Visitors Center in Missouri; an experience both of them felt was one of the great highlights of their life.

Marjorie served in many Church capacities, including Primary Stake Secretary, a calling she dearly loved. She was also a devoted member of DUP. After the death of her husband, she was fortunate to have another good man come into her life and in January 1986, she and William D. Wagstaff were married in Hawaii. They spent fifteen wonderful years together.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her husbands, mother and father, her sisters, Dorothy Hollberg and Helen Perry, and her brother Nicholas Morgan, Jr. She is survived by her five children: Karen (Leland) Matthews, Jerry Gray, John(Diana) Gray, Nancy (Clifford) Porter, Jim (Judy) Gray, and sixteen grandchildren, fifty-seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She is also survived by her step-children, Lynn Matthes (Rudy), Cathy Wagstaff, Lanny Wagstaff, Lloyd Wagstaff, and Raymond Wagstaff, six step-grandchildren, and one step great-grandchild.

The last three 1/2 years Marjorie lived at Federal Heights Care Center where she was loved by all and was cared for by many wonderful nurses and attendants. She brought life and light into many lives as they did hers.

She was always ready for a game of "Spite & Malice," "Farkel" or anything else fun. She lit up a room with her quick wit and winning personality. We love you Mom you made our lives so good and gave us so much love. You were a strong soldier and showed us how to live.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 12 o'clock noon in the Foothill Seventh Ward Chapel, 2215 East Roosevelt Avenue, Salt Lake City. A viewing will also be held on Thursday evening, June 2, 2011 from 6:00 to 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Salt Lake Mortuary, 255 South 200 East, and prior to the services at the church from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Interment will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Published in the Deseret News from May 31 to June 1, 2011. 
 
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 Parents:
  Nicholas Groesbeck Morgan (1884 - 1971)
  Ethel Sophia Tate Morgan (1884 - 1979)
 
 Spouses:
  Charles Abner Gray (1913 - 1984)
  William Deland Wagstaff (1918 - 2001)
 
 Sibling:
  Marjorie Morgan Gray Wagstaff (1914 - 2011)
  Nicholas Groesbeck Morgan (1916 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Ryan Curtis
Record added: May 30, 2011
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Marjorie <i>Morgan Gray</i> Wagstaff
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 Added: May. 30, 2011
 
 
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