She was born March 30, 1919 in Alta, Wyoming to Hyrum Edzell and Marion Morgan Egbert. She had a happy childhood with her three brothers and two sisters in Clawson and Tetonia. She graduated from Teton High School and attended Ricks College. She was a school teacher and believed she made her own contribution to the world by sharing knowledge with young students who lived in the area of the small farming community of Tetonia. Marjorie married the man of her dreams, Byron Winfred O'Brien, June 3, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Marjorie was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served as the Ward Organist in the Tetonia Ward most of her life, as well as in the Primary and Young Women organizations. The highlight of her life was working with her beloved companion Bob, in the Idaho Falls Temple. Her children and grandchildren fondly remember her homemade rolls, cookies, candy, and huckleberry jam. Marjorie taught piano lessons, made many beautiful quilts and enjoyed sewing clothing for her children and grandchildren. Our mother did not tell us how to live...she showed us!
Marjorie is survived by six children: Thayne (Corrine) of Moose, Wyoming, Dale (Susan) of Meridian, Idaho, Dee (Chris) of Driggs, Marian (Kevin) Cheney of Earlysville, Virginia, Lorraine (Alan) Warby of Santa Clara, Utah, Maureen (Dave) Green of Alta, Wyoming. Also survived by 25 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Alan Egbert of Rexburg, Connie Hammond of Providence, Utah, Jim (Mary Lee) Egbert of Driggs, and Irwin (Darlene) Egbert of Idaho Falls. Preceded in death by her husband, Byron and sister, Clara Egbert Ward.
Funeral services under the direction of the Valley Mortuary, will be held Monday, December 28, 2009, at 11:00 at the Tetonia Ward LDS chapel with Bishop Brent Robson conducting. Family will greet visitors Sunday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 at the Valley Mortuary in Driggs, Idaho and Monday morning from 10:00 to 10:45 before the funeral services at the chapel. Burial will be at the Cache-Clawson Cemetery. The family would like to extend special appreciation and thanks for the tender loving care given our Mother by the staff of the Rexburg Care and Rehabilitation Center. Condolences can be sent to valleymortuarydriggs.com.