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Marcelene Sally Cordon Westover January 6, 1934 - July 16, 2022

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.

 

A visitation will be held on 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.

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    Larraine Wilkins Wilde says

    Megan, Rochelle, Mark, Camille, LeAnn, Pam, and Justin, my name is Larraine Wilkins Wilde. I am one of the Sisters and Sister-in-laws of Jay and Judy Ann Wilkins Ford. Being a care giver for my husband and living in Salt Lake City was not able to attend Marcies Funeral today but would like to say it was a wonderful celebration of her life. You may recall from experiences that you have heard and from both Jay and Judy Ford as to how our families became acquainted with and became friends you your parents Harold and Marcie. When we would come up to the ranch above your parents farm.
    1st fond memory:
    that came to mind when we were coming up and driving the road from Preston or from the North part of Idaho, fond Memories that I hadwould always come to mind of your Mom and Dad. The 1st one would be of your Mom and Dad’s infectious smiles, as the Bishop remarked today about Marcie her smile was a Beam, I may add so was Harold’s. As we turned off of the road from the main highway it was interesting to me, for some reason, that there were 2 roads that led to your house. The road entrance/exist if you were headed north went directly in front of your house, and the road entrance/exit if you were driving from the North. The 1st house belonged to a Family whose name started with an M, then with a slight turn would lead us to your house.
    2nd fond memory.
    Was your mother’s biscuits and sausage gravy. WOW! Nobody could make biscuits and sausage gravy like your mother. 3rd fond memory was how many children there were and how well you knew what your responsibilities were in the garden and in the barn. I’m sure, as I have learned today that there were many other responsibilities that you had. I didn’t know you kids very well, but my sis Judy has always been a wonderful source of keeping us informed about many things going on with the Westovers. She is that way and so good with sooo many other things and people.
    4th memory:
    is the time when my father John Wilkins volunteered along with me and Judy, being the 2 oldest of us 4 girls that lived on the ranch, the oldest sister going to college and working, and I might add that Jay was invited to come from Logan to help load the hay slip, or flat bed trailer to heft bailed hay from the ground up on to the trailer and my dad would help stack the hay and then it would get unloaded. Being a city girl and not really being exposed to that kind of life, it was hard work but it was made easier with having my father who was a kidder, your father who was a kidder. Marcie would make her delicious biscuits and sausage gravy and eggs, I think she through some bacon in with it and some good ole cows milk.

    5th fond memory:
    Your mother made us, I think a cake. My grandparents were visiting 1 day, we were outside eating lunch on the picnic table, when we noticed that someone in a truck was driving on the only road that accessed the ranch and led up to and passed the house. On the one bench that face towards the road was my grand mother, Judy, and myself sitting on the end. Judy realized it was you dad, I think your mom was with him, the cake pan was empty and washed up ready to be taken back to your mom. When Judy realized who it was she immediately told me to move as she was getting off the bench to hurry into the house to get the pan to flag down your father to give it to him. I didn’t move fast enough to get out of the way so she bumped me off of the bench and down I went on to the ground so she could get the pan. I all kind if happened so fast that I wasn’t sure why I was on the ground. Wasn’t to funny then but we kind of joked about it, and it became humorous later on.

    6th fond memory:
    My mother found out that Marcie was in the Hospital to have Justin I think, I know that she was beyond the average age of child bearing, it may have been Justin that she had given birth to. My mother and I drove to the medical center or hospital where she was, it was a very small place, to visit. She was so personable and friendly and had that vivacious smile on her face. Your parents were people that were like magnets, and made such a BIG impression on me. Have always thought often about them, she was the 1st person i looked for at Harold’s funeral. I ha e to say that it meant so very much to us girls that Rochelle.drove all the way from where she lives to Malad, Idaho to attend our mothers funeral in 2020 especially at the beginning of the pandemic, it was so wonderful to see her. I know that my father enjoyed his time being with different Westover Family members. I have a picture of maybe Do or one of Harold’s brothers that was taken maybe at a reunion or something.

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