LAYTON - Margie Murdock Dean, our beautiful mother, sister, and grandmother, passed away on Thursday, August 22, 2013 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Margie was born April 19, 1938 in Heber City, Utah to George Merrol Murdock and Rhea Mae Johnson Murdock. She often said she had an idyllic childhood, living close to extended family in Heber and having adventures with her siblings, cousins, and friends. Margie had a deep and abiding testimony of her savior, Jesus Christ, and was a faithful member of the LDS church, serving diligently in many callings.
Margie graduated from Wasatch High School, graduated from Dixie State College and briefly attended Utah State University before marriage. After her marriage ended, she balanced the demands of mothering six children with completing her Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education at Weber State College. As a substitute teacher, she was a favorite of teachers and students in the Davis County school district for many years. Margie was an avid reader and sports fanatic, and enjoyed crossword puzzles, tennis, Scrabble, and travel. Margie was intelligent, kind, stubborn, and patient, with a well-honed sense of humor and twinkling blue eyes. Her children feel lucky to have had her for a mother. She loved each of her grandchildren the most, and always had a smile and a story to tell them, along with a listening ear.
Margie is survived by her six children, Kelly, Lyn (Lynley), Eric, Dixie (Brent Dix), Dana, and David (Christine); her siblings, Richard (Elaine) Murdock and Merilyn Barrutia; one uncle, Verd Murdock; and the ten smartest and best looking grandchildren ever born, Jessica (Ethan) Bingham, Gentry Dean, Kaitlyn Dix, Maegan Dean, Jacob Dean, Nicole Dix, Amelia Dean, Damon Dean, Reina Dean, and Ryder Dean. She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother-in-law Al Barrutia, her cousin Robert Babb, and many beloved aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 31 at 11:00am in the Heber Fourth Ward Chapel, 715 East 600 South. Friends and family may call on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00pm at the Olpin-Hoopes Funeral Home in Heber City, and on Saturday from 9:30-10:30am at the chapel prior to the services. Interment will be in the Heber City Cemetery. Condolences and Memories may be sent to the family at www.olpin-hoopes.com