Marjorie <I>Robinson Glassford</I> Stewart

Marjorie Robinson Glassford Stewart

Idaho, USA
Death 12 Oct 2010 (aged 95)
Burial Richmond, Cache County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 60050684 · View Source
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Marjorie Robinson Glassford Stewart

BORN: June 12, 1915
DIED: October 12, 2010

Marjorie, 95 years young, quietly slipped away to her Heavenly Father, mom, dad, brothers, and friends early in the morning of October 12, 2010. She spent her last several weeks in comfort at the Beehive Home in Orem, Utah, tenderly cared for by the sweet Beehive staff and skilled hospice nurses, and visited daily by one or more children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Marjorie was born on June 12, 1915 in Virginia, Idaho, to LaVerna Stoddard and Julian LeRoy (Roy) Robinson. Soon thereafter, Roy purchased his father's farm in Richmond, Utah, where Marjorie, her older brother Julian, and her younger brothers Jed and Hal happily and adventurously spent their formative years. All was secure and well—until 1935, when Marjorie experienced the first of several crushing blows that befell her during the first half of her long life. Her beloved dad, an LDS bishop in Richmond, was killed in a hit-and-run automobile accident while returning home from General Conference.

Marjorie met and married Guy Carleton Glassford on October 9, 1938. Their first child, Lynne, was born on July 28, 1940, and their second, Guy Carleton, was born on November 18, 1942. The next crushing blow came in 1955, when, without warning, Marjorie's marriage dissolved.

In 1959 Marjorie married a wonderful man, Major Warren Stewart USMC, who not only devoted himself to Marjorie, but also to Lynne and Carleton. Again, all was well, but again not for long. Eight months later, Warren lost his life while on military duty in the Caribbean. Crushed again, she bravely reset her life, and, backed by a family whose support she strongly deserved, she continued on alone for the next 50 years. However, the crushing experiences during her first 45 years, painful though they were, also had a refining effect. She had been tested and she survived ever stronger and more determined.

Family was everything. She dearly loved her two children, her eight grandchildren, and all those they married. And she dearly loved her 24 great-grandchildren. She served them all enthusiastically, graciously, and generously. Gifts, trips, cards, notes, and compliments in wonderful abandon.

And elegantly. To her last breath Marjorie was an elegant person, in grooming, dress, speech, social graces, and home. Everything beautiful. Everything stylish, in good taste, clean, neat, and in perfect order. She was a superb example in all these things.

It was indeed a great ride here on earth. Marjorie now resides in her heavenly home, beautiful and vibrant, no doubt seeing to it that all is elegant and in its proper place.

Marjorie was a devoted Latter-day Saint, reading her scriptures daily in spite of her failing eyesight, and faithfully attending sacrament meetings in spite of her hearing difficulties. She was uplifted by General Conference; those were special days for her.

Marjorie is survived by her two children: Lynne Glassford Christy (Al) of Provo, UT; and Guy Carleton Glassford (Sherryl) of Highland, UT; and her brother, Hal Robinson of Dallas, TX.

A viewing will be held at 9 a.m., followed by funeral services at 10 a.m., on Saturday, October 16, 2010, at the Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center Street, Provo, Utah. Marjorie will be laid to rest, among many other family members who have gone before, at the Richmond, Utah, Cemetery (north end of 200 East), between 2 and 3 p.m.

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  • Added: 13 Oct 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 60050684
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