Margaret Marie <I>Johnsen</I> Clark

Margaret Marie Johnsen Clark

Birth
Logan, Cache County, Utah, USA
Death 22 Oct 2016 (aged 97)
Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Burial Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 171792109 · View Source
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Margaret Marie Johnsen Rogers Clark
September 1, 1919 - October 22, 2016
Our kind, loving, and very gracious mother, Margaret Marie Johnsen Rogers Clark, 97, passed away Oct. 22, 2016, in Lewiston, Utah, at the Sunrise Park assisted living center. Marie was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Logan, Utah, to Erastus Johnsen and Nellie Maria Merrill. She was the fifth of nine children, five of whom died at birth.
Marie was a lifelong learner and received her teaching degree at Utah State University. She started her long teaching career at Lewiston Elementary as a young, single woman. After her children were born, she returned to teaching at Preston Elementary, where she taught for several years.
Marie married Shirley V. Rogers on Oct. 9, 1942, in the Logan LDS Temple. They had six children, Linda (Grant) Chadwick, Stephen Merrill Rogers (deceased), Sid (Marlene) Rogers, Craig and Betsy Rogers (deceased) Richard Rogers and Nephi (Shelly) Rogers. Marie left a posterity of 31 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
Marie lost her husband to heart complications Aug. 2, 1960, leaving her to raise five children. She wrote in her journal, "what a time of sorrow, the thought of raising the children alone, was almost overwhelming." But our mom was always upbeat, and we never saw her sadness. In the winter of 1968 she married Shirley Clark and helped raise his youngest children. His youngest, Jay, was only 6 years old.
Mom and Grandpa Clark enjoyed music. Mom used to get up at five to practice the organ every morning before heading off to teach school. She played the organ and did programs with the Clark family throughout the valley. Mom was a good seamstress and often made dresses and clothes for her children and her grandchildren. She loved flowers and always grew a garden and canned and preserved food to help provide for her family. She crocheted beautiful afghans for her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed getting together with her family and friends to quilt and craft. She was a perfectionist in her work and a gracious hostess. She loved to cook and had boxes of recipes. One could never enter her home without being asked, "Would you like a bite to eat?" Some of our favorite dishes she made were plum pudding, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and her famous orange pudding.
The most significant and resonating legacy of our mother was her love of her Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. She had an unwavering testimony and a faith that brought her joy during many challenging times of her life. She lost her Stephen, a small boy of 7, her parents and first husband in a short time. It was her faith and testimony that carried her through these hard times. She really lost herself in service to others, and she always found joy, even in hard times - truly enduring to the end.
She is survived by her children (mentioned above), her grandchildren, and her stepchildren, the Clarks. She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, two sons, Stephen and Craig Rogers, and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, at noon in the Lewiston 4th Ward chapel, 16 S. Main St., in Lewiston, Utah. A viewing will be held Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home in Preston and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Lewiston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.webbmortuary.com.



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  • Created by: Kelly Howell
  • Added: 25 Oct 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 171792109
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Margaret Marie Johnsen Clark (1 Sep 1919–22 Oct 2016), Find a Grave Memorial no. 171792109, citing Lewiston City Cemetery, Lewiston, Cache County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Kelly Howell (contributor 47798985) .