Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Margaret Eleanor Myers

Margaret Eleanor Myers, 91, formerly of Twin Falls, Idaho, passed away on Aug. 19, 2009, in Kuna, Idaho.

Margaret was born Feb. 15, 1918, in Hailey, Idaho. She was the daughter of Arthur and Margaret Cloughton and the second of six children. Margaret was raised and attended school in the Wood River Valley where some of her fondest memories were made. After graduation from high school, she traveled to Spokane, Wash., to attend beauty school. Margaret went on to become a beautician in Twin Falls. While in Twin Falls, she met her future husband, with whom she eloped on May 20, 1941. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Southern California where their three children were born. While the family lived in California, Margaret spent her time nurturing her young family.

In December 1953, the Myers family moved from Southern California to the family homestead near Bellevue, Idaho. From Bellevue, the family moved to Boise before returning to Twin Falls. In Twin Falls, Margaret owned and operated her own beauty salon where she "bent hair" until she was 80 years old. She was also an officer for the Twin Falls "Welcome Wagon," bowled on a city league, was an avid bridge club member and attended the First United Methodist Church.

Margaret's loving family includes her sister Katie Johnson of Bellevue; her children, Marilyn (Jim) Pettingill of Meridian, Idaho, Ron Myers of Inkom, Idaho, and Linda (Ted) Wheeler of Meridian; her seven grandchildren, Misty Rhodes, Christine Pettingill, Wendy (Troy) Peltzer, James (Marci) Pettingill, Sara (Mario) Morfin, Tim (Karen) Wheeler and Anna (Nick) Wilson; she also had 15 great-grandchildren.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne; two sisters, two brothers and a great-grandson, Luke.

Margaret will be remembered for her ability to create beauty, not only in her rose garden but also in the lives she touched. We have all been greatly blessed to have had her in our lives. We love you and will miss you.

A family memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at Cloverdale Funeral Home in Boise, Idaho.

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