Marjorie Gilmore passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home in Evanston, surrounded by her family. Marjorie was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Randolph, Utah, to Isabell Jones Jackson and Elmo Jackson.
Marjorie was raised on a farm where she developed a love for animals. She loved riding horses, especially her horses “Airship and Nancy.” She also played the clarinet in high school. In 1948, she was crowned first attendant for Rich County Fair, which emphasized her lifelong love of rodeo.
She married Lloyd Allen Gilmore Sept. 14, 1952, and became the proud mother to Allen, Sherry, Betsy and Brenda. Marjorie and Lloyd also had two other children together, which have preceded them both in death.
Marjorie shared a love of cooking, sewing, crocheting and ceramics. Marjorie was a devoted member of the LDS church, where she was the ward librarian for 40 years.
Marjorie retired from the Wyoming State Hospital after 22 years. That was not her only job; she also worked as a telephone operator, would type papers for different teachers, was head housekeeper at Memorial Hospital and cleaned houses.
Marjorie never judged people, she truly believed that there is good in all. She was a true, kind and generous spirit that will be deeply missed.
Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Gilmore; her parents, Elmo and Isabell Jackson; two children, Lloyd Gilmore and Linda Gilmore; her twin brother, Marvin Jackson; sister, Ada Jackson; brothers-in-law, Fred, Junior, Gary and Bud Gilmore; sisters-in-law Ellen Lester; granddaughter, Darlene Fry; grandson, William Gilmore; and great-granddaughter Kennadee Bateman.
She is survived by her children, Allen (Betty) Gilmore of Milford, Utah, Sherry (Dwain) Streeter of Evanston, Betsy L. Elkins of Evanston, and Brenda Greer of Evanston. She is also survived by siblings, Karma Gilmore, Elmo (Judy) Jackson, Myrtle (Loren) Martin, Morgan Jackson and Belva (DeLoy) Richman; 13 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 8, at the Evanston Sage Street LDS Ward Chapel. A viewing will be held Wednesday evening at Crandall Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m., as well as one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Evanston Cemetery following the services.
Online condolences may be left at www.crandallfhevanston.com.