Margery Estelle Munson Tate, a dynamic and gracious woman passed away on July 29, 2014. She was born 03 June 1923 to Clarence S. Munson and Lydia “A” Petersen Munson in Preston, Nevada. She grew up in White Pine County (Nevada) where she would spend her youth and many years of her marriage to the love of her life, Donald Blaine Tate. They were married in Ely on 19 August 1940, and the marriage was solemnized in the Manti Temple (Utah) in 1949.
As a youth, Margery spent time both with her parents on a ranch where she rode her beloved horses and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her brothers (Glen, Jack and Nevin). She thought her dad was the best dad a person could ever have! Her mother worked on the ranch all of her life. During her school years, she was able to attend both the Ely Grade School and graduate from White Pine High School in 1940. She loved living in the mountains of White Pine County where her life as a homemaker allowed her to rear her two twin sons, Donald Munson and Ronald Blaine, (born 1942) in McGill. She watched her husband leave their home to fight in the Pacific during World War II and return to spend his career working for Kennecott Copper Corporation.
As an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she served as the Stake Relief Society President in the Ely, Nevada Stake for fourteen years. In addition, she served in the McGill 1st Ward as Primary President and actively supported her community by working with the Red Cross and assisting with blood drives for many years. Together Margery and her husband faithfully served in the Jordan River Temple for eight years.
In 1977, she and her husband moved to West Valley (Utah) where they would spend his retirement years until his death in 1991. She then continued to live with her granddaughter and family until the end of her life.
Her family meant more to her than anything in the world and she was dedicated to them from the time of her marriage until the very last day of life. She passed away due to a stroke and was a true fighter until the very end. The ability to make her opinion known and share her wisdom was a hallmark of her lengthy life. Her teachings will remain with her family and friends for many years to come.
She is survived by her sons, Donald Munson and Ronald Blaine Munson (their spouses), and 11 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. In addition, Margery is survived by one living brother, Glen Munson, and numerous other relatives and friends who have loved her greatly.
Graveside services were held in West Valley City, Utah on August 1, 2014.