Margaret Irene Stone

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St. George, Utah – Margaret Irene Loutensock Stone, age 88, passed away on June 2, 2011, at home after a long valiant battle with cancer. She was born October 12, 1922, in Los Angeles, California, to Myrtle Mott and Hyrum William Loutensock, Sr. She lived her childhood years in Payson, Utah and graduated from High School there. She met Ira Corbett Stone, Jr. (Pete) while they were living in Southern California. They were married on August 31, 1942 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They would have been married 69 years in August. After living in Illinois during WWII, Mom and Dad moved to North Hollywood, Ca., then to Canoga Park and later to Campbell, California. Mom and Dad had a great love for camping which grew to include a love for boating which resulted in two weeks every summer being spent camping with friends and relatives at Hunnington Lake, later on, Navajo Lake and Lake Powell. Mom learned to fish early on and took great delight in “out fishing” everyone! When Mom was 41, our family moved from Campbell, California to Orem, Utah. Dad finished his education at BYU and then accepted a position at Dixie College and they moved to Saint George. They lived in Hurricane for a few years while taking care of Margaret’s mother, then returned back to St. George This area has been home for 45 years. They built a cabin on Cedar Mountain and spent many fun years there working during the summer and playing with children and grandchildren. Later on they spent their summers hosting campgrounds in Wyoming on the Snake River, Flaming Gorge, and Mt. Baker in Washington. Mom loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Holidays were always centered around family get-togethers whether in the mountains, at a lake, or at home. Many special memories were made for all of us to enjoy. Margaret was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings which included Relief Society President, Ward and Stake Young Women’s President, and Stake Camp Director. She loved working with the Young Women. After moving to Hurricane, she got very involved in the Genealogy Extraction Program which spawned a love for Genealogical work which didn’t cease until a month ago when her body would no longer allow her to get to the computer to work. She has spent countless hours researching and working on family lines. Mom is survived by her husband, Ira Corbett Stone, Jr., daughter Denise and son-in-law Jim McArthur, and son-in-law Richard Horsley, 18 grand-children (plus 18 spouses), and 53 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia Gai Horsley, and daughter Sandra Jeanne Otterstrom Price, sons-in-law Tom Otterstrom and Albert Price, grandson Robert Otterstrom; her brother Hyrum W. Loutensock, Jr. and brother Jack (John) Loutensock, and her parents. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 6, 2011 at 11:00 am in the St. George LDS Second Ward Chapel, 166 South Main. A visitation will be held Sunday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Monday, prior to the services, from 9:30 am to 10:30 amat the Chapel. Interment will be at the St. George City Cemetery. We love you Mom and will miss you greatly!