Margery Wiscombe Miner...
Many times in life, it isn’t until we lose someone that we realize how beautiful, lovely and important they were to us. This was not the case with Margery Miner. We cherished her, loved her and she knew it! There will be no regrets or feelings of “I wish I would have..."; we loved her and she loved us and we knew it!
Although she was a small framed gal with beautiful silver hair, always perfectly done on a Friday afternoon, she fought that demon cancer head on. She even had it beat and we thought it was behind us. However, as cancer often does, it did not play by the rules; it came back late in life and, this time, it could not be defeated. Although she wished to stay, she had other things calling her attention and she left this world on Friday, May 3, 2019.
Margery lived every day on this earth to its fullest. This journey began when she was born to Joe and Helen Wiscombe on August 22, 1937. Her early life was a beautiful one where she was raised on a farm and ranch with two siblings. It was here that her foundation of hard work, service, and true love of life was created. It was also where she developed her own language, and, to her last day, the creek was a CRIK and the ranch was the WRENCH. She was teased about this often and her sense of humor and the tone of her laugh will never be forgotten.
As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, it was Margery’s desire to marry in the temple. This was fulfilled when she met and fell in love with David Lee Miner. They were married and sealed eternally on July 29, 1955. From this union, years of miracles ensued. The most impactful miracle was being blessed with a house full of children. In a short time, they were found participating in many sports and activities. Margery’s passion was always her family They are truly a united family. At the ballpark, FFA convention, Cheerleading competition, or working on the family ranch. Margery constantly instilled in her family the value of playing your best, service to others, and hard work.
Margery’s life of service was shown in many ways; one of which was volunteering as a “Pink Lady” for 20+ years, at Payson hospital. This was very convenient due to the fact that her grandchildren were regular customers. It was comforting when the doctor would recognize one of Marge’s kids, and we believe it came with extra special treatment.
Margery loved her time (over 35 years) at Brookside Elementary School. She was extremely dependable and her loving hugs helped many students gain the strength to stick it out. We’re pretty sure there are a number of doctors and lawyers in this world who would not have survived elementary school without those hugs!!
Margery’s time in the stands as a fan continued as her grandchildren came along. She never missed a game, rodeo, dance competition, gymnastics meet, or church talk. Everyone knew they could count on Gramma Bug, and that no matter how they performed, Grandma would still think they were the best that day! Game days were usually followed with tacos or pizza. Everyone was so proud to show off "Grandma Marge" as she was introduced to friends, parents, and the occasional coach. She is a Miner so we had to keep her at a distance from some of the coaching staff...
There are many places of sacred refuge. Marge's place was the Ranch in Wanrhodes. She loved every minute there, fixing meals, and telling grandkids to SLOW DOWN on the ATV's! The food always tasted better in the cabin when Marge was there. There was always a ranch story to hear about her "Daddy" and Uncle Elmer. Our family will forever cherish those recollections and honor Marge's memory by passing them on and continuing the traditions that meant so much to her.
Margery was preceded in death by many close friends and family. None more precious than her own sweet daughters, Kerrie and Kathy, who left this world as small children. As all of us mourn this loss for our own selfish reasons, we wish she was still here. The thought of a long awaited reunion between our mother and her dear children is a comfort that cannot be expressed.
Margery is survived by many who now have the obligation of carrying the mantle of service, love, and family. Survivors include husband, David Lee Miner, daughters Pam Elmer and Stacy (Casey) Pratt, sons Michael (Rachelle) Miner, Gary (Sandi) Miner, and Greg (Rebecca) Miner. She is also survived by a herd of 23 amazing grandchildren and 16 3/4 great grandchildren.
The family is requesting, in lieu of flowers, go and do what Marge would do. Forget yourself and go and serve someone else. Take someone a cobbler. Go to a ballgame and cheer on a little kid. Give someone a hug. And even though you think they know, and you have already told them a million times, tell someone you love them.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday May 8, 2019 at 11:00 am at the LDS Chapel located at 862 East 200 North, Springville. A viewing for family and friends will be held Tuesday evening, May 7, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at the church and one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Interment will be at the Mapleton, City Cemetery, Mapleton Utah. To leave condolences, please visit www.wheelermortuaries.com.
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