Margie Ruth, also known as “Grandma Bear,” was born on September 23, 1924 in Murray, Utah to Curtis and Genevine (Vinnie) Shaw. She attended Murray High School with her high school sweetheart Lee Hamblin. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on September 25, 1944. Margie attended BYU and remained a true, blue Cougar her whole life—holding season tickets to football games. She loved her rich ancestry and spent many hours doing family history. Her efforts have blessed many lives. She was a lifelong member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She would often be found gardening, playing the piano as only she could, sewing, quilting, skiing, golfing, camping, boating and traveling the world. She spent her career working in the office of Murray High School. Her favorite place to be was outside in nature, especially in the mountains. She served in many capacities including Den Mother and Relief Society President and enjoyed serving in the Murray Care Center with Lee. More than anything, she loved to have fun with her family and friends.
Margie is survived by her children: Dennis (Sylvia) Hamblin, Julie Hamblin (Kevin) Thomason, Jeff (Janet) Hamblin, and Christine Hamblin (Neal) Francom; 24 cherished grandchildren and 26 much loved great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Margie was known as “Homerun Shaw” in high school. She has made her final homerun. She will truly be missed by all who were privileged to know her.
Due to current restrictions, only a private family service will be held.