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Margaret Cannon

October 26, 1920 — January 21, 2014

Margaret S. Cannon

Margaret Ann Staker Cannon, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on January 21, 2014 surrounded by her adoring family after a remarkable ninety-three years.
Margaret was born on October 26, 1920 in Butlerville (now Cottonwood Heights), Utah.  Raised at the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon, she was the third child of William Henry Staker and Mabel Hilton Staker, and at the time of her death, she was Butlerville's oldest living original resident.
She graduated from Jordan High School and the University of Utah, where she earned a degree in Physical Education. For a time, Margaret taught school in the Jordan and Granite School Districts, but she cherished most her years as a mother and a grandmother. Throughout her life she cultivated her artistic hobbies, becoming a painter and pianist - often picking up a tune by ear alone.
On September 6, 1942, she married Dr. W. Lester Cannon and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.  Together they raised three sons and loved spending time with them and their grandchildren. She was a life-long member of the LDS church and faithfully fulfilled many callings.
Playfully known as Grandma “Mookie” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, her positive attitude, easy going nature, and attentiveness to others’ needs made everyone comfortable in her presence. One of her most endearing traits was her hospitality – all she had to say was, “peaches and cream” and we all knew that we were welcome to anything and everything she had. Margaret lived life to the fullest and loved unconditionally.
Margaret is survived by her sons, Lester W. (Susan), Don S. (Jackie), W. Clark (Kari), 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by husband, Les; brother, Don Hilton Staker; sister, Maxine Bunnell Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Brighton 2nd Ward Chapel, 2925 E. Bengal Blvd. (7800 S.)  A visitation will be held Friday, January 24, 2014 at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 E. Bengal Blvd. (7600 S.) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday morning at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.  Interment Murray City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made in the name of Margaret Cannon to LDS Philanphropies (LDS Church Education Fund), 1450 N. University Avenue, Provo, UT  84604.


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