Marge Auger, 83 years old passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in Preston, Idaho due to congestive heart failure. Our precious wife and mother was born on December 8, 1937, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to Andrew and Mary Louise Umbel. She had two older sisters Mary Elizabeth and Delores and a younger brother Andrew, She was excited to help take care of her youngest twin siblings, her brother Richard Umbel (Preston, Idaho) and sister Barbara Umbel of Uniontown, PA. She attended grade school, middle school in Uniontown, PA. She graduated from Georges Township High School in 1955. Soon thereafter, she met the love of her life David Sharp Auger They were married on November 15, 1955. She has said on numerous occasions that was one of the two best decisions of her life. They soon moved across the country to Preston, Idaho in the summer of 1956 and they have resided here in Preston for the past 65 years.
Her second best decision she made was to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in which she was an active member, She was the most faithful visiting teacher ever. A job in which she was honored to serve. She held many other positions in the church in which she gave all she had and then some. She loved people! She loved children and had a unique way with them in which she made them feel like they were the most important person ever. Children were drawn to her and she lived for that. Making others happy through her wonderful sense of humor proved to be a blessing to all who knew her, especially her friends and family. She was blessed with her quick wit and loved to joke around with others. She was the best zucchini brownies, bread, and candy maker in the world. She had a talent for making these and all were generously given to others quite often
It was with a very heavy heart that she left her dear family, especially her husband David. She is survived by her husband of 65 years David Auger, daughters Darlene (Daryl) Johnson and Karen (Clyde Williams) 11grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren with two more on the way. She was preceded in death by her daughter Rhonda Kay Pomeroy, her great-grandson Hudson David Johnson, siblings Mary Hunt, Delores Gaster, Andrew Umbel, and Richard Umbel. Per her request, there will not be a public funeral. A viewing will be held at the Franklin County Funeral Home, 56 S State Street, Preston, on Thursday, May 20, 2021, from 10:00 - 11:30 am. A private graveside service for immediate family members will then be held at the Glendale Cemetery. Get ready Glendale Cemetery things are about to get lively.
We will forever be grateful to Dr. Stuart Knapp and his nurse Jessica. They held their own with mom's wit! As sick as she often was when she was with them she was always able to make them earn their keep! Thank you again Dr. Knapp & Jessica and whatever you do, don't lie on Fridays! To the Franklin County Funeral Home your kindness, compassion, and availability are unmatched. We could not have done it without you, Todd and the staff!
"I moved to Preston when I was 4 years old and there weren\'t many kids living on our street and none my age. I went looking for friends and I found Marge. She always called me Giggles and I called her Funny Face. I would show up to her house and be greeted by a joke and given a treat. She would sit with me and listen to my silly stories and she made me feel important. She was such a kind and wonderful lady who made a huge impact on who I am today. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss and I thank you for sharing her with me. "
"Iam so sorry for your loss. I know she will be missed so much. May it help to know that others pray for your peace and comfort at this time. "
"Marge was a great lady. She was my visiting teacher when I first moved to Preston. She was very clever and quick witted. She use to always have a little saying that you had to think about for awhile before you could figure out she was \"pulling your leg\". We had many little giggles relishing her sense of humor. I enjoyed her sitting in the foyer at the Church and she would always greet us when we walked by on the way to the chapel. Maybe she will be there to greet us when it\'s our turn. She will be missed. Prayers and happy thoughts to the family. Thanks for being \"just you\" MissMarge."