Margene Brown Imlay passed away peacefully at the age of 88 at home on October 26, 2017, due to natural causes. Margene was born on February 13, 1929, in Grantsville, Utah, the youngest child of Roy T. and Alice Clark Brown. Margene married LeRoy Clark Imlay on April 29, 1948, in the Salt Lake Temple. She was a wonderful homemaker who was an excellent cook and seamstress. She loved her family and loved having her children and grandchildren around her. Margene strived to make everyone feel welcome and was concerned with everyone’s well-being.
She was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions, including Relief Society president, regional dance director, organist, and as an ordinance worker in the Salt Lake Temple. She demonstrated her love of Jesus Christ by quietly serving as called, and preferred to serve in the background.
Margene loved music and started playing the piano when she was eight years old. She excelled as a pianist and accompanied many individuals and choirs, both for church and civic functions, throughout her life. She taught piano lessons for most of her life and loved hearing about how her former students were continuing to play the piano.
She loved dancing, and one of her favorite ways to spend an evening was dancing with the love of her life, Clark. Together Margene and Clark choreographed and taught dances for both church and school groups, including the promenade to Grantsville High juniors for many junior proms. Many people were influenced by her talents.
She loved horses and loved to go for rides with Clark whenever she could. She loved BYU sports and loved to travel to away BYU football games. As her health declined and she was unable to attend games, Margene rarely missed watching the games and loved to discuss the happenings of BYU sports. She also loved to watch the Utah Jazz.
Her many personal sacrifices and example have left a long legacy and positive impact in the lives of her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark; parents; brothers, Clark and Ross; and sisters, Cora Burmester and Donna Sandberg. Margene is survived by her children, Lynn (Jo), Karen (Marion) Barnhill, Kevin (Colleen), Denise (Brook) Hales, Jeanine (Frank) Elsholz, Diane (Scott) Lloyd, and Lee (Laura); 32 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the Grantsville 10 th Ward, 81 North Church Street, in Grantsville. A viewing will be held on Friday November 3, 2017 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday November 4, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Grantsville 10th Ward building.