Marjorie Tate Kelson

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“Happy Birthday Mom!You left us without celebrating your 92 birthday. Love and miss you. Party hard.Carrie ”
1 of 7 | Posted by: Carrie Brooks - Salt Lake City, UT

“Marge was one of our dearest regular customers at East coast subs we will truly miss seeing her every week. Condolences to her family and all of her...Read More »
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“Our dear Sister Marge, we will miss you terribly especially when it comes time for Elaine and I to do our Visiting Teaching. You were always so...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Don & Mary Phillips - Murray, UT

“Dear Family of the beautiful and elegant Marjorie. I loved your mother. When she married Russell, I was her flower girl at the wedding. Ever since...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Tate Ogden - Logan, UT

“Grandma- I wish I could have spent more time with you. You will always be an inspiration to me. I love you. Rest in peace.Sarai ”
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“Dear Mom,I know this is what you have been waiting for and I know you are very happy with your parents, sisters and brothers. God Bless and much...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Carrie BROOKS - Salt Lake City, UT

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time. I hope that the promise in 1 Thessalonians 4:14 can bring comfort. Knowing...Read More »
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Marjorie was born on March 3, 1925 and passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017. She was a resident of Murray, Utah at the time of passing.

When Marjorie Tate (McDonald) Kelson was born on March 3, 1925, in Richfield, Utah, her father, Edwin, was 38, and her mother, Florence, was 37. She married Russell Thomas McDonald and they had seven children together. She then married James Ralph Kelson on November 27, 1985, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She died on February 10, 2017, in Murray, Utah, at the age of 91.
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MARJORIE TATE (McDONALD) KELSON Obituary

[Original version published in the Deseret News & Salt Lake Tribune, Feb. 12-15, 2017: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/deseretnews/obituary.aspx?pid=184108795 & http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/saltlaketribune/obituary.aspx?pid=184108796]:

Marjorie Tate (McDonald) Kelson, 1925-2017

Our dear mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend passed away on February 10, 2017.

She was born on March 3, 1925, to Edwin Franklin and Florence Morrison Horne Tate, in Richfield, Utah. She graduated from South High School (Salt Lake City) and attended the University of Utah (Salt Lake City). Marge served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission where she babysat the future U.S. Senator from Utah, Orrin Hatch, at her "home away from home" with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- something she was always very proud of. She found the perfect job to fulfill her love of music at "The Music Center" (Salt Lake City). She sang in a women's choral group, "The Symphony Singers".

Marge married Russ McDonald and they had seven children: Brent, Norman, Carrie, Stuart, Arla, Monte and Gae; later divorced. She later married [James] Ralph Kelson.

She is survived by six of her seven children: Norman (Sydette) McDonald, Carrie (Tom) Brooks, Stuart McDonald, Arla (Roland) Eysser, Monte (Lisa) McDonald, & Gae Sellers-McDonald; many grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her eldest child & son, Brent (Linda) McDonald, on July 17, 2010; her six brothers and two sisters; and her two husbands: Russell Thomas McDonald and [James] Ralph Kelson.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12 noon at the Murray 25th Ward, 160 E. 4600 South, Murray, Utah. A viewing will be held from 11:00-11:45 am prior to services. Interment will be held in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

Condolences may be shared with the family at www.jenkins-soffe.com [http://www.jenkins-soffe.com/obituary/Marjorie-Tate-McDonald-Kelson/Murray-UT/1700816].