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Marjorie (Marge) Claire Lammers Jan. 7, 1927 – Oct. 27, 2013

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 30th, 2013

MOUNTAIN VIEW—Marjorie (Marge) Claire Lammers, 86, of Mountain View, died Sunday, Oct. 27, at Pioneer Valley Hospital in West Valley City, Utah with her family by her side.

Marge was born on Jan. 7, 1927, in Pierre, S.D., to Lloyd Henry Doscher and Harriette Amanda Wright Doscher. During Marge's youth, her father was a highway engineer for the state of South Dakota so she grew up moving as each road he designed was built. She graduated from Armour High School, Armour, S.D., in 1944, and worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for a farm equipment company in Aberdeen, S.D. It was in Aberdeen that she met Clarence Lammers. He would say that he met Marge when he was walking down the street and she tripped him and never let him get away. it was a six weeks romance that lasted over 50 years after Clarence married Marge in Aberdeen on Feb. 22, 1947. They made their home for the next couple of years in Aberdeen while Clarence worked towards his teaching degree. At this time their first child, Pat, was born. After graduating from Aberdeen State Teachers College, Clarence moved his small family to Greeley, Colo., to attend the University of Northern Colorado. The twins, Marilyn and Marj, were born during the two years they lived there. When the twins were six weeks old, the family moved for the final time to Mountain View, where Clarence took a position teaching high school business classes and Marge became a homemaker. Their family was completed with the births of Martin, Alison and Mitch.

Marge went to work for Uinta County School District #4, Mountain View, in 1969 as their bookkeeper, payroll and human resources supervisor, retiring in 1986.

Marge was a founding member of the Happy Hour Women’s Club and enjoyed the many years of friendship she developed with the other members. She was also a member of St. Helen's Catholic Church in Fort Bridger.

Marge will be especially remembered for her skills as a seamstress and her varied handwork projects. Her sewing skills didn't stop with making prom and wedding dresses for her daughters, but also making numerable Barbie doll clothes for sale to countless doll lovers in the Bridger Valley and adorable stuffed bears, rabbits and frogs for her grandchildren. Her daughters and granddaughters treasure the Raggedy Ann and Mary Poppin's dolls that she meticulously made for them. Marge was known for her beautiful knitted and crocheted afghans, baby blankets and sweaters. After her retirement Marge began working on her final and most spectacular craft, counted cross stitch. She made beautiful pictures using this intricate craft and all members of her family proudly display the pictures that she made for them.

Clarence died in 1999, and Marge remained in the family home, taken care of by her son, Martin. She was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension in July 2013 and moved to the home of her daughter, Pat, to be cared for until the time of her death.

Survivors include her two sons: Martin, Mountain View, and Mitch (Sally), Rock Springs; four daughters, Pat Watson (her favorite son-in-law, Dan),Marilyn Rudy (favorite son-in-law, Tom), Alison Lyman (favorite son-in-law, Dwaine) all of Mountain View; and Marj Moretti (favorite son-in-law, Larron), Rock Springs; sisters: Donna Henry of Foley, Minn.; and Dorothy Lang of Braham, Minn.; brother, Jim Doscher of Oceanside, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Alice Spilde-Doscher of Sioux Falls, S.D.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clarence Lammers; sister, Mary Butler; and a great-granddaughter, Kadynce Lammers.

A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted by Father Jaime Bueno at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Helen's Catholic Church, Fort Bridger, with a rosary to be recited at 10 a.m., previous to the funeral Mass.

On-line condolences can be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com

For the complete article see the 11-01-2013 issue.

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