Marjorie Jones Shingleton
Feb. 10, 1945 – Aug. 11, 2014
Marjorie Jones Shingleton died August 11, 2014 at the age of 69. She was born February 10, 1945, the fourth child of Paul and Mildred Barnes Jones. She had a wonderful childhood with her brothers Bruce, Steve and David and her sisters Nancy (Imeson), Betty (Demars) and Sandra (Morgan). A back yard swimming pool was a big part of their fun.
She graduated from Highland High in 1963. She spent a year at Utah State then continued at the “U” in pursuit of her MRS degree. Le Grand Shingleton was lucky enough to be wearing a fraternity blazer with a Lambda Delta Sigma shield on the pocket when he met Marjorie. That was her initial attraction to him. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple eleven months later on August 20, 1965.
They have five children: Lisa (Paul) Adams, Holly (Cory) Price, Susan (Dale) Byers, Parry (Cecilia) Shingleton and Paul (Amy) Shingleton. They have 25 grandchildren, two of whom are serving missions. They are very happy and proud of all of them especially that all of their children were married in the temple and they are raising their children in the Church.
She had close, lasting friendships with the girls she grew up with. She enjoyed close friendships with women everywhere she lived. She was happy to be a stay-at-home wife, mother and grandmother. She was wonderful in those rolls. She put her family first. She helped her children as they were growing up with whatever they were involved with. She has been very attentive to her grandchildren when they would visit or away from home. She had a playground built in her back yard that the grandchildren and others still enjoy. She was very clever and creative. She fixed most things that were broken rather than throw them away.
She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She served in many callings including Relief Society President. She taught wonderful family home evening lessons as her children were growing up. She served with Le Grand as a Church Service Missionary at the Murray Cannery. She enjoyed family trips provided by her parents as well as trips with her own family. She enjoyed being with family at the cabin in Brighton.
She suffered from cancer and Multiple Systems Atrophy (Parkinson's plus). Over time she lost the ability to do things she had been so good at all her married life. Her family, including Le Grand, took over and helped her get around. Eventually First Choice Home Health and Hospice was needed. Then Homewatch Care Givers added a wonderful service. All of the professionals provided the exceptional care she needed, especially Ana, Salote, Sepherah and Julie. It made it possible for her to finish her life at home. She is grateful for the many visits and support from family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014, 11:00 a.m. at the Brighton Stake Center, 2895 E. Creek Road (8000 S.). A visitation will be held at the Brighton Stake Center, Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:00 and the day of the service from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment Salt Lake City Cemetery.