Margaret's Story

PAYSON, UT - Margaret Edna Witham Ingerson, age 89, passed away Wednesday, October 14, 2015, in Payson, Utah. She was born April 21, 1926, in Dover-Foxcroft, Maine. She was the first child of Alfred Winfield Witham and Mildred Letitia Lyford. She married David Truman Ingerson on April 26, 1947. They lived in Maine, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire prior to moving to Utah in 1994 to be closer to family.

In 1945, Margaret graduated from Milo High School in Milo, Maine. Margaret joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1957, in Bangor, Maine. She was very active in the church and held numerous positions, including Relief Society president. In the words of her late husband, Dave, "she was a good mother, a good wife, and a good church-goer." Margaret was a small business owner, an optometrist's assistant, and most of all a homemaker. She loved reading, crocheting, and baking (she made the most delicious bread!). Margaret was in her mid-forties when she got her driver's license. She got her first computer late in life as well and mastered it. She especially liked playing computer games, corresponding with family and friends through email, and surfing the web. Margaret enjoyed watching sports on TV and cheering for her favorite teams. She loved making and sending cards to family and friends. In 1985, Margaret had her first of many heart surgeries and surprised everyone, including herself, by surviving for another thirty years.

Margaret is survived by her children: Bonita LeBlanc, Daphne Ingerson, Julie (Ronald) Rideout, Ernest (Sindy) Ingerson, and Logan (Ellen) Ingerson; grandchildren: Matthew LeBlanc; Judith (Jeff) Arsenault; Tobey and Heather Smith; Stacie (David) Conrad; Brandon and Ronald (Andrea) Rideout; Daniel, Jacob, and Joshua Ingerson; Derek (Jennifer), Skyler, and Trey Wolthoff; David, Afton, and Spencer Ingerson; great-grandchildren: Deanna and Kasey LeBlanc; Abby, Travis, and Kyle Arsenault; Ali Dobson; Zane, Dakota, Memphis, and Evadee Smith; Trevan, Janessa, and Hayden Conrad; Cooper and Jackson Rideout; Krey and Avah Wolthoff; two brothers: Lawrence (Brenda) Witham, Carroll (Kathy) Witham; one sister: Marilyn (Richard) Wyman; and numerous nieces and nephews. Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, David; her parents, Alfred and Mildred; two brothers, Maurice and Chester; and one grandchild, Byron Sumner.

Services will be held Monday, October 19th at 11:00 am at the Springville, Utah 3rd LDS Ward, 355 East Center. A viewing will be held at the church on Sunday from 6 to 8 pm and Monday from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to services. Interment, Springville Evergreen Cemetery under the direction of Brown Family Mortuary, Santaquin. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Margaret's name to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund at give.lds.org/pef. Share condolences with the family at www.brownfamilymortuary.com.
Published in Bangor Daily News
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