Marie Smith Peeples Seegmiller, 86, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. She was born May 8, 1927 in Garland, Utah to James S. Smith and Rebecca King Smith. She married Lewis Jackson Peeples, June 25, 1946 in the Logan LDS Temple. That were later divorced.
On July 1, 1972 Marie married Foy Ardell Seegmiller in the St. George LDS Temple. They had 41 wonderful years together in Henderson, Nevada during which they served two missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first one was in Kenya, Africa and the second was in Rajahmundry, India.
Marie loved her family and her church. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She held positions in Relief Society and Primary but with six sons she was most active in Scouting. After their missions, Marie and Foy served together as Ward Missionaries and in the Family History Center. She enjoyed working in her flower garden, crocheting, and tying quilts. Marie was a faithful journal writer all of her life. She and Foy loved to camp and fish together and with other friends and family.
She is survived by her husband, Foy Ardell Seegmiller currently living in St. George, Utah; by children–Roger (Debbie) Peeples, Daniel (Sandra) Peeples, Riley (Rachel)Peeples, Jenny (Randy) Cote, John (Eileen) Peeples, (Annette) Peeples, (Michelle) Peeples, Susan (James) Ward; and by stepchildren–Carol (Truman) Leishman, Myron (Marie) Seegmiller, Marilyn (Larry) McLay, and Donna (Gary) Neibaur. She is preceded in death by two sons, Nathan and Andrew Peeples, a granddaughter, Marie Ward, and a grandson, Aaron Jackson Peeples.
- Funeral services will be Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the Water Street LDS Stake Center in Henderson, Nevada, 431 South Water Street.
- Friends and family may call Friday, Dec. 27, from 6–7 p.m. at the Spilsbury Mortuary, located at 110 South Bluff in St. George, Utah.
- There will also be a viewing at the Water Street LDS Stake Center from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.
- Interment will take place in the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Monday, December 30, at 1:20 p.m.
We especially want to thank the friendly and helpful staff at Spring Gardens Senior Living for the loving attention they gave Marie for the two months she lived there. We also want to thank Ethan, Bruce, and Brittney from Alliance Home Health and Hospice who cared for her so skillfully during the last week of her life.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, UT, 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Marie’s guest book at www.spilsburymortuary.com.