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Margie Twitchell

May 3, 1923 — December 5, 2021

Margie Twitchell

Margie Koyle Twitchell, 98, passed away peacefully on December 5, 2021, in Holladay, Utah from natural causes incident to age.

Margie was born May 3, 1923, in her grandparents' home in Springville, Utah to John Hyrum Koyle and Mabel Beardall. Margie enjoyed growing up on the family farm in Salem, Utah. Being raised during the Great Depression, she learned how to work and to use her resources wisely. She graduated from Spanish Fork High School, and attended LDS Business College in Salt Lake City. After World War II, she married Lafayette J Twitchell on June 25, 1946. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Utah Temple on June 23, 1964. She lived in Utah, Idaho, and New Mexico. Margie enjoyed sewing, gardening, making desserts, camping, fishing, and genealogy. She loved to laugh and had an adventurous spirit.

Her husband, Jay, died on February 10, 1983. She remained very close with his siblings and family. Margie loved serving her family, and taking the time to build relationships with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her in-laws and extended family were very important to her. She made many close friends throughout her life. She was one of the "Nifty-Nine," who were nine girl-friends, beginning in first grade in Salem Elementary. They remained dear friends, still getting together until each one passed. Margie was the last one living. It was a blessing for her to have the same home in Midvale, Utah, since 1965. She lived in the Midvale East 6th Ward, where she was able to serve and be served by her wonderful friends and neighbors.

Margie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served faithfully in many callings and attended the temple often, well into her nineties. As a sixty-six year old widow, she served a full-time mission as a senior sister missionary in the Texas Corpus Christi Mission. She loved sharing the restored gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the rest of her life. She was involved with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and other volunteer opportunities.

She is survived by her children, Patricia (LaVoy) Teuscher and Claron (Jolene) Twitchell; 8 grandchildren, Chris (DeeDee) and Bart (Lisa) Teuscher, Becky (David) Stephens, Janet (Joe) Atencio, Andrea Jacobsen, Jon (Charlotte), Spencer (Sarah), and Eric (Jocileia) Twitchell; 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

Margie was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brother, Vee John (Wilma) Koyle; infant daughter, Mabel Margie Twitchell; and infant son, Loren McKay Twitchell.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021, 11:00 a.m. at the Midvale East 6th Ward church, 7250 South 300 East, Midvale, Utah. There will be a viewing from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to the service. The service will be live streamed and will be available to watch at the following link:

Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery about 2:30 p.m.

The family expresses their deepest gratitude to her friends and the staff of Solstice Hospice and Beehive Senior Care for their love and tender care of their sweet mother.


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