Margie Ruth Shaw Hamblin

September 23, 1924 ~ May 10, 2020

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.


Our deepest condolences go out to the Hamlin family hearing of Marge's passing. May you find some peace and comfort during this difficult time. The Mash Family. Lynda, Bobby and Bryan.

- Bobby Mash
Hamblin Family, we are so sorry to hear about Marge's passing. She was an absolute wonderful woman! I have fond memories from my childhood spending time with Lee, Marge, Melba & Joseph Mash. Marge & Melba were often my 2nd & 3rd “mom” during some of those long summers. We certainly wish we could attend the family service, but due to current restrictions, will refrain from attending. However, please know you are in our prayers.

- Doug & Emilee Barnett
So sorry for your loss at this time. We have enjoyed our relationship over the years and our parents had some great times together. All good things must come to the end though. Our hearts and prayers are with you at this time. Love to all your family. Rick Kemp

- Richard C Kemp
To the Hamblin Family; I saw this on facebook this morning, first my Condolences to all of you. Secondly, It brought back wonderful memories of your family . Margie was very special, kind , an Elect daughter of our Heavenly Father. You are all in my prayers!!!!

Dear Hamblin Family, We are so sorry to hear about your mom's passing. She raised a great family and she will be your new guardian angel along with your dad by her side. May you have peace and comfort at this time. Keep being the great examples you are to the world. She knew how to raise kind, caring kids, especially Dennis and Jeff. May you know that Heavenly Father is glad to have her back with him and he has missed her too. Take care and keep the faith, Bob and Valerie Cole and family

- Valerie Cole
Jeff, sorry to hear of your mother's passing. A valiant lady has gone home. May our Father in Heaven's blessing attend you and your family at this time.

- Paul Gardner