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Obituary for Margaret Schwitzer

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Margaret Schwitzer

October 30, 1947 - March 22, 2014

Margaret A. Schwitzer returned home to her Heavenly Father on Saturday; March 22, 2014.  She was born October 30, 1947 to Hyrum and June Watkins Doxey, and later adopted by Arthur and Eva Watkins Kunz.  Margaret graduated from Ben Lomond High School.  On June 10, 1966 she married Floyd Leon Schwitzer.

Margaret touched everyone’s life that she came in contact with.  She loved children and was always teaching people to swim, which was her lives passion.  Her most prized treasures were her children, and grandchildren.  She loved attending all their sports activities, dance recitals and band, choir or orchestra concerts. Margaret was always there to cheer each child on to success. She loved to travel, go camping and ride her bike.  She was a member of the Pioneer Trails Ward where she was a primary teacher.  Her class and all of the primary children will miss her greatly.

Margaret is survived by her husband Leon Schwitzer of Hooper, three children; Brenda (Michael) Briggs of West Haven, Zachary (Amanda  & Angela) Schwitzer of Roy, Jeremy (Farrah & Cristal) Schwitzer of Roy and 10 grandchildren – Tyler, Morgan & Autumn Smilowitz; Ryan, Rylee & Jayden Schwitzer; Sierra Morgan; Keira, McKenna & Rigley Schwitzer. One brother, Gary Kunz of Roy. Two sisters, Deborah (Randy) Cheney of Salmon, Idaho, and Diane Reynolds of Ogden.

She is preceded in death by her parents Hyrum & June Doxey, Art & Eva Kunz, a son-in-law Isaac Smilowitz and a niece Ambree Philpott.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful doctors and nurses at Ogden Regional Hospital that helped take care of her.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to either the American Cancer Society or the Lymphoma/Leukemia Society.

Friends and family can call at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 – 36th Street Ogden, Utah on Thursday; March 27, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm and Friday; March 28th 10:00 – 10:45 am for family only. Services will be held on Friday; March 28, 2014 at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow at Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, UT


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Service Information

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Time: 12:00 am -

Ogden City Cemetery


, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: October 30, 1947
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Condolences for Margaret Schwitzer

Cari Fitzwater posted on 3/27/14

I cant think of any words to express the loss that we all have in our lives right now. Leon we are always there for you if needed. I loved Margaret and she will be greatly missed. My Love Cari Fitzwater


Russell Johnson posted on 3/27/14

I have many great memories of Margaret from our earliest days of childhood. We always had fun playing and attending grade school and the Lomond View Ward togrther. Margaret was a friend to everyone and was liked by all. May Heavenly Father bless her, as she returns to her loved ones as well as those who are left behind. Russell Johnson


Chrisy Orrell posted on 3/27/14

Leon, I was very shocked to read about Margret. I will always miss her. I will always have our childhood memories. I love you also! I cannot be there for you due to physical.


Jack and Mary Ann Allen posted on 3/25/14

We were so surprised and saddened to here of Margaret's passing. We have known her and the whole family for so many years. I am certain she wants her loving spirit with each of you for the rest of your days. She was always so pleasant and happy to be around. My heart is sad for your family, she was a pillar for each of you to lean on when you needed it. May peace find it's way to your heart and stay by your side in her memory.


Marsha Jenson posted on 3/25/14

I loved Margaret's smile. She was always so thoughtful, kind, and friendly to me. A soft- spoken angel to grace this earth. May the Lord bless your family with comfort and peace, and envelop you with warmth and love from those who knew her best.


Conni Stevens posted on 3/25/14

I am saddened to hear of Margaret's passing. When I moved to Ogden in 1962, she was one of the first people I met. We became fast friends & remained so throughout high school. I moved away in 1965 after graduation. Even though we didn't have much contact in our later years, I thought of her often along w/other high school friends. Margaret was such a great friend, so kind to everyone, & always faithful to our Heavenly Father. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. Rest in peace dear friend.


Cindy Brignone and family posted on 3/25/14

My heart breaks for Leon and family. Though I am so grateful to have been friends with Margaret. She is by far such a thoughtful, caring, giving and loving grandma, friend, wife, mother, teacher and all the many other hats she wore. It was such a joy to see her face in Primary and the joy she brought in her service to others. Love, love her spirit...glad we have fun memories that we will forever glad she shared her testimony to all of us!!! So glad she is our angel above and taking care of business in the eternities. My condolences to all the family. She is truly missed.... Love, Cindy, Joe, Makala & Joey Brignone


Adrienne & Dale Hartog posted on 3/25/14

Margaret always greeted you with a warm and happy smile. We will miss seeing her, but have lots of happy memories of her. Our sympathy is with her family. Adrienne and Dale Hartog.


Adrienne & Dale Hartog posted on 3/25/14

Margaret was such a fun and loving friend. She always greeted you with a smile and her warm and happy spirit always shown thru. We will miss her. Our sympathy is with all of her family and friends. Adrienne and Dale Hartog.


Richard Guarienti posted on 3/25/14

Margaret truly lived a life of giving to family and friends. She will truly be missed. I am so happy that we were able to have a long visit and lunch with her and cousin Leon during our visit to Utah last May. She never lost her beautiful smile with that twinkle in her eye. RIP. Richard and Faye Guarienti and family.


Melanie Bunderson Cisowski posted on 3/25/14

Margaret, our sweet Margaret..... She graced the halls of Ben Lomond High School and graduated in 1965. She attended our class reunions with that endearing smile and was always one of the first ones to get there. I've known Margaret for years and I've never seen her without that warm, beautiful smile!! Everyone loved Margaret! If you didn't know her, you knew of her and she was ALWAYS described as, "Sweet!"... Margaret is one of the few that "got it right!"... She was beautiful and gracious and embodied one of the most warm and loving spirits I have ever known. How wonderful to have had her for a mother, a grandmother, a wife~ I always simply adored her and so did all of our classmates. We will miss her terribly.... "We all loved you Margaret!" Sending Love and Light to the Family~ Melanie Bunderson Cisowski


Correne Riley posted on 3/25/14

I'm so sorry Brenda. I've been praying for you and your family. May God be with you.


Margie (Kunz) Wassmer posted on 3/25/14

So sorry to hear of your loss. I had no idea she was sick. Margaret was always so kind. Every time I saw her, she would give me a big hug. She was a great Mom and was always concerned about her family.


Margaret Durham Nelson posted on 3/25/14

Margaret (the only other Margaret I ever went to school with) was the sweetest, kindest, gentlest soul. Her eyes always sparkled when she smiled and her smile lit up the room and made you feel comfortable. We always had a kinship because of our names and that was fun. God bless your family at this difficult time. I will remember Margaret with such fondness and love. She will be greatly missed!