Marjorie Ellen Bybee Homer, 99, formerly of Idaho Falls, passed away July 9, 2019, at Family Tree Assisted Living in Morgan, Utah.
On May 20, 1920, God sent one of his kindest daughters to earth. She was born to John J. and Florence W. Bybee in the family home on Ridge Avenue in Idaho Falls. They named her Marjorie Ellen Bybee. On May 20, 2019, Marjorie turned 99. A few weeks later, on July 9th, she quietly left this earth and returned home.
During her high school years, Marjorie played drums in the Idaho Falls High School Marching Band. It was in high school that she met Karl T. Homer. World War II interrupted their courtship as Karl joined the Marines and fought in the Pacific theater of the war. When the war ended, Karl and Marjorie were married five days later in the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Marjorie loved and touched so many people, and they loved her in return. While raising six children, she managed to teach dozens of other young women how to sew and cook through the Bonneville County 4H programs. She was a member of the Idaho Falls Music Club and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She belonged to a dinner club and a sewing club that met every month for many years. Those groups provided lifelong friendships. She organized the first library at Longfellow Elementary School. With Karl, she served a three-year mission in San Jose, California, where she served as the Mission Mother.
Six children were born to Karl and Marjorie, all of them boys, except the last five: John (Carol) Homer, Margaret (George) Hopkin, Ellen (Creed) Rowan, Elizabeth (Wayland) Adams, Karla Ashton, and Barbara (Reed) Jenson, all survive her, as well as her brother, John Bybee; sisters, JoAnne Hopkins and Martha Vlahos; and brother-in-law, Quinton (Kathie) Homer. She is preceded in death by her sweetheart, Karl; her mother and father; her brother, Bill; her sister, Marilyn; son-in-law, Dave Ashton; and all their closest friends from their generation.
Marjorie will be remembered as a kind and gracious woman. She taught children and missionaries love and respect. She taught them manners. Most of all, she taught them faith in Jesus Christ through her example and the experiences of her life.
Memorial services will be held at Noon on Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Rd, in Ammon, Idaho. Family will greet friends from 11-11:45 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery.
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