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Margaret Sidwell

January 11, 1934 ~ September 4, 2020 (age 86)

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On Friday, September 4, 2020, Margaret B. Sidwell, loving mother of 3, passed away peacefully in her home at the age of 86. 

Margaret was born January 11th, 1934 in Provo, Utah to John J. and Mildred (Morgan) Barker. Working hard to provide for her children, she became the first female Deputy Fire Marshall for the state of Utah. 

Known for her endless generosity, humor, and kindness, she brought joy to all who knew her. She loved spending time as an avid music lover and accomplished pianist. After retirement, she moved to Arizona to be closer to her family, and enjoyed spending happy hour with her new friends, who she loved like family. 

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mildred Barker, her siblings, Evelyn, Bonnie and John, and her son, David. She is survived by her children, William and Annette (Randy Braaten), her step children, Dennis and Sindy (Dave Reid), 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. 

The family welcomes friends and loved ones to join in a celebration of her life, to be held at Messinger Mortuaries (8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd. Scottsdale, AZ) on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at 12 o’clock p.m.  

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