Monday, March 22, 2010

Marjorie Anderson Birrell Funeral

Another funeral for Larry's side of the family. His aunt fell down on the evening of his Uncle Andy's funeral and passed away days later. It has been real nice to see his cousins after years of not seeing each other and we plan on all getting together to catch up on life.

Marjorie Anderson Birrell
1930 ~ 2010

Marjorie Leone Anderson Birrell passed away peacefully Thursday, March 18 after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.

Marjorie was born April 4, 1930 to Irene Isabelle Archer Anderson and Ira Clifton Anderson. She grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from West High School. She worked for Tri State Lumber for several years until she married.

Marge married William Birrell Jr. on Feb 20, 1951 and they enjoyed a wonderful life together until Bill passed away in July 3, 2006.

Bill and Marge have two children, Jamey Ann (A. Scott) Harvey and David William (Jeannie) Birrell. They have 3 grandchildren that were the loves of their lives; William Christopher (Camie) Harvey, Bradley Reed (Anneke) Harvey and Kyle David Harvey. They have 2 great grandchildren Caitlyn Grace Harvey and Austin David Harvey who Marge loved to watch as they turn into toddlers.

About a year after they were married, Bill and Marge moved to Provo where Bill and his cousins owned Birrell Bottling Co and Marge worked tirelessly in their home and yard. She was the most wonderful mother there ever was and was always there when anyone needed help. She cared for her Mom and her in-laws with great love. Marge loved to work, entertain and cook and was always looking for an excuse to have a party, especially with her brothers and sisters and all her family. Bill and Marge enjoyed many wonderful trips together and especially enjoyed their many trips to Hawaii. Marge loved to exercise and that was a great benefit to her in dealing with Parkinson's in addition to recovering from other surgeries and injuries. She has been a member of Club '47 with her cherished friends for over 50 years.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, brother (Clifton Ira Anderson), sisters; Elaine (Stanley) Nelson, Kathy (Craig) Carter, and her in-laws William and Hazel Birrell. Marge is survived by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her sisters Faye (Calvin) Newsome and Shirley (Barney) Alvey and many nieces and nephews and friends that love her dearly.

Funeral services will be held at Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, Monday March 22 at 495 South State in Orem, Utah at 11 AM. Family and friends may call from 9:45-10:45 prior to the services. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, 3401 So.Highland Dr. in Salt Lake City.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Utah Chapter of the American Parkinson's Disease Association who were very helpful in dealing with this disease at APDA 520 Wakara Salt Lake City, Utah 84108.

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