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1942 Marjorie 2021

Marjorie Elene Kidman

June 6, 1942 — April 20, 2021

Born June 6, 1942 to Bertha and Boyd Harmon in Pocatello Idaho. Her siblings Dale (Della) Harmon, Nancy (Skip) Carr, Edyth (Bill) Sykenga and Sandy Kidman. She was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah by her mother. Stepfather Yale Larsen.

She graduated South High School and attended Brigham Young University for a short time. She was extremely smart. She typed over 100 words per minute. Her occupations included secretarial, she earned her realtors license, worked in insurance, earned her securities license, and built log homes.  She was an excellent seamstress. In her youth, she made her’s and her children’s clothes, costumes and doll clothes. She could tile, plumb, solder, wire, garden, paint, cook. Hobbies included hiking, played tennis, macrame, and oil painting landscapes and portraits. She made the best fresh ground whole wheat pancakes and freezer raspberry jam. She played Sting on the piano by ear. She was a fearless learner and could and would do anything.

She married Don B. Kidman in the Manti Temple. They had 3 children Teri Jones, Julie (Lonny) Ruybal, and Troy Kidman (Regina). They divorced after 13 years. She later had her precious Mark who had autism. 

She was a protective loving mother. She made sure he progressed. She taught him to read and write and do arithmetic, making sure he graduated High School. They were a team and were together until she succumbed to heart issues and was admitted into Holladay Care Center for Alzheimer/Dementia. In the nursing home, stripped of ego and perceived slights and pain, her indomitable positive spirit of self-showed through. An example of a buoyant lifeforce and positivity. Pictures of her mother, aunts, and childhood given by cousin Pam Nelson helped to remember her youth and those so dear.

Marjorie was a devoted grandmother who delighted in tormenting her grandchildren Darin (Sara) Jones, Ryan (Chandra)Fleck, McKayla Konold (George Kafalava) and Tory Pierson (Curtis Reed) with chores, womper bompers, yard work, and extraneous assignments.  She spoiled them with homemade food, restaurant meals, dollar shows and garage sale treasures. She was so proud to have her progeny extended to include Eva, Kaiden, Heneli Kafalava, Canyon and Cooper Jones, Josephine and Ryland Fleck, and Autumn Tyme, her great-grandchildren.

Marjorie was preceded in death by her mother and father; brother Dale; his wife Della; brother-in-law Skip Carr; and step-father Yale Larson. She enjoyed her nieces and nephews Shara Kay (Brett) Monik, Mike, Jon, Amanda Forsyth, Eron Hamill (Roger Mah), Zoey (Andy) Hitner, and David Carr. She kept their pictures and gave them special gifts in their youths.

Marjorie believed in God. She knew Jesus Christ as her Savior through the power of the Holy Ghost.

She passed away suddenly, peacefully, and without pain April 20, 2021. She was 78. She is laid to rest in peace in the West Jordan City Cemetery, 7800 South 1300 West, May 7, 2021 at 11:00 am. 

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