Marcelene Sally Cordon was the third child and first daughter born to Clarence Heber Cordon and Velma Lake on January 6, 1934, in Rigby, Idaho. Her mother passed away when she was 18 months old, and she was cared for by her maternal aunt Mille until her father remarried Eva Packer and their blended family settled in Seattle, Washington.
Marcie married Harold Westover in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple on August 19, 1952, and they lived on a cattle ranch in Swan Lake, Idaho, where six of their children were born. They loved country life and taught their children the value of working hard. In 1972, they purchased a farm and moved to Star, Idaho. The family worked the 1,600-acre farm on Highway 16 and made many lasting memories with various cousins who came in the summers to help haul pipe. Money was tight, and Marcie took pride in “pinching a penny so hard it squealed.” She cooked three large meals and a batch of whole-wheat bread each day to keep the hard-working family fed. In 1979 the family moved to Eagle, where their last child Justin was born. Marcie and Harold made many life-long friends in Eagle and Star who influenced their family for good.
Marcie had quite a green thumb, grew a huge garden, and canned her harvests. She was an accomplished seamstress and sewed many of the clothes her daughters wore—even wedding dresses. Marcie drove a school bus for over 20 years, which she enjoyed greatly. She worked as a floral designer and used her artistic talents to design bridal bouquets for many of her daughters and grandchildren. Marcie spent her later years improving her quilting and oil painting skills, creating many treasured gifts for her family.
In 2005, Marcie and Harold sold their Eagle property and moved to Homedale, Idaho, where they found their quiet country dream home with a view. Marcie’s family was always the center of her life, and cherished memories were made during gatherings at Grandma’s house. Neither Marcie nor Harold ever met a person they didn’t like, and many wonderful friends were made during the 12 years they lived in Homedale. They moved back to Eagle in 2017 due to Harold’s declining health and lived with their daughter Camille and son-in-law Doug, who lovingly cared for them. Harold passed away suddenly on April 6, 2018, which left a hole in Marcie’s life that she never managed to fill.
Harold and Marcie suffered many setbacks and trials in life, and they turned to fasting and prayer in their troubles. They were active members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and taught their children to trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and His promises. Marcie served in the church and taught in the Sunday school, Young Women, Primary, and Relief Society over the years. At 88, she was still the ward coordinator for missionary meals.
Marcie was preceded in death by grandson Ashton Mark Westover, son-in-law Ed Byington, and her husband of 65 years, Harold Westover. Marcie is survived by brother Lee (Vicki) Cordon, sister Phyllis (Mike) Whalen, her children Megan (Ron) Anderson, Rochelle (Reed) Findlay, Mark (Jenny) Westover, Camille (Doug) Miley, Leann (Jan) Vaterlaus, Pam (Jeff) Pugmire, Justin (Heather) Westover, 39 grandchildren, and 60 great-grandchildren…and counting.
A visitation will be held on Friday, August 5, 2022 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Bowman Funeral Parlor located at 10254 W. Carlton Bay Dr. Garden City, Idaho 83714. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at 11:00 am, with a visitation held one and half hours prior to the service at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 6375 N. Royal Park Ave Boise, Idaho. A committal service will be held at a later date at the Idaho State Veterans Cemetery.