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Margaret Shields Henrie, May 13, 1927 – August 30, 2019
Margaret (Margie) Shields Henrie returned to her Heavenly Father on the evening of August 30th at the age of 92 with her daughter Joyce by her side. She lived an impactful and beautiful life, full of family, faith and service. Margaret was born the third child of six to Francis Marion and Agnes Evalyn Shields in Pine Canyon, Utah. She loved growing up on the farm. There was always a pot of fresh corn on the cob on the stove and enough food to feed anyone in need. Growing up the daughter of the bishop, she learned compassion, generosity and a deep love for the Church.
She married her sweetheart Dale Elmer Henrie in the Salt Lake City temple and spent many of her happiest times traveling the world at his side. Together they created a beautiful family and devoted much of themselves to loving, supporting, and caring for their extended family. Many of their nieces and nephews thought of them as second parents. When Dale suddenly passed, Margaret found the strength to carry out their goal of serving not one, but three LDS missions. She served as an ordinance worker in the Washington DC temple and a genealogy assistant at both the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Family History Library.
Some of the luckiest people knew her as Mrs. Henrie, their 1st grade teacher. Her classroom was a place that fostered love, curiosity, and hands on learning. As an example, every year she would walk the fields of Midway, finding enough Monarch caterpillars so that every child in her class could watch their own caterpillar change into a butterfly. There was always a line at the end of the school year as parents would wait to talk to the principal about why their child needed to be in Mrs. Henrie’s class next year. Margaret taught by the principle, “no child left behind,” even before it was a tag line for education. It didn’t stop at the classroom though. All of her grandchildren and many of her great grandchildren will always remember sitting at the dining room table learning to read from Grandma Henrie.
Margaret’s love will live on in her daughter Joyce Ranae Henrie Jones (Ken), son Robert Dale Henrie (Jenice), daughter Darcy LaRee Henrie Douglas (Mynor Tschorn), grandchildren Logan Derrick Jones (Penny), Janet Henrie Dorsey (Brian), Jacob Weslyn Jones, Suzanne Henrie Rentmeister (Brian), Joshua Cory Jones (Stacy), Lacey LaRie Jones Gunter (Jacob), Ronald Dwayne Douglas (Tess), Bradley Allen Douglas (Leigh), Jeffrey Michael Douglas (Anna) and great grandchildren Savanna Jones Allred (Travis), Evan Jones, Carson Jones, Callie Jones, Colton Jones, Constance Jones, Noelle Jones, Samuel Gunter, Jeremiah Gunter, Vivian Gunter, Morgan Dorsey, Robert Dorsey, Shaeler Rentmeister, Willow Douglas, Logan Douglas, Dash Douglas, Ronan Muller-Douglas, Oban Douglas (and one great granddaughter on the way).
Funeral services will be held on Saturday September 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Erda Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Chapel at 323 East Erda Way, Erda, Utah. Preceding the funeral at 9:30 a.m., family are welcome to join us for a family prayer and remembrance. Interment will follow the service at the Valley View Memorial Park at 4335 W 4100 S in West Valley City, Utah. Family are welcome to join us for lunch nearby, following the interment. Arrangements in care of Dalton-Hoopes Funeral Home.