Margie Ann Penrod Hurst was born March 9, 1948 to Cloward Stubbs Penrod and Dorothy LaVerne Clinger Penrod. She passed away and returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father on July 27, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with multiple health issues.
She was the second of nine children and grew up on dairy farms in Provo and Genola, UT, feeding calves, milking cows, baling and hauling hay.
She attended Page Elementary in Provo and Goshen Elementary in Goshen, and graduated from Payson High. She attended Weber State College, then graduated from Southern Utah State College with a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Endorsement in 1971.
Her teaching career began in Montezuma Creek that fall. Living in Blanding, she commuted daily for three years before getting a job teaching at Blanding Elementary.
She met and was courted by William Melvin Hurst and married him in the Provo Temple on April 26, 1975. To them were born three children: Lynn Penrod, Melissa Ann and Marjean.
Her passion was her children, grandchildren and all children. She was always actively involved in LDS Church callings, including Relief Society, Young Women’s, Primary and Temple Worker, which she held for ten years before having to quit because of failing health.
She is preceded in death by her father, sister Lynnae (Brent) Hill, brother John Dee Penrod and grandson Jared Tyler Palmer.
She is survived by her husband William, children: Lynn Hurst (Jaclyn), Melissa Palmer (Jared), and Marjean Stringer (Aaron), mother, brothers Brent Clinger Penrod (Sandy), William Cloward Penrod (Kim), Wayne Clinger Penrod (Diane), Ronald Clinger Penrod (Jeaneen); sisters DeLee Winegar (Brian), Collen Rasmussen (Dean), and 11 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.