Obituary for Margaret Ruth Daley Merrill

The world lost a true saint, and heaven gained an angel, as Margaret Ruth Daley Merrill, 95, passed away peacefully at her home in Gilbert, Arizona, on Thursday evening, July 7, 2022.

Margaret was born in Thatcher, Arizona, on May 14, 1927. She is preceded in death by her eternal companion, Thomas Seth Merrill; her eight siblings, and her parents, Willis and Laura Daley.

Margaret and Tom are survived by their four children, Tom Merrill (Jeralyn Pixton), Jeanne Meldrum (Bob), Gregg Merrill (DeeDee Reed), and Julie Stapley (Brent). They have 12 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren, who affectionately call her Nan.

Margaret Ruth Daley Merrill

A Viewing will be held Friday, July 15, at Meldrum Mortuary, 52 N. Macdonald, Mesa, Arizona, from 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral services are planned for Saturday, July 16, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 1150 W. Elliott Rd., Gilbert, Arizona, 85233.

There will be a Family Prayer on Saturday, July 16, in the church at 9 a.m. The interment will be Monday, July 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Thatcher Cemetery.

Margaret’s life was all about service. While she fulfilled many callings and assignments in her church and community, her entire life was composed of many unsolicited acts of kindness she freely gave to others. Sincere, selfless, caring, sweetness, and gratitude are the words that describe Margaret Ruth Daley Merrill. She was “pure class” in all she did and a friend to everyone. Margaret’s loving smile would light up a room and invite you into her heart. She will be greatly missed.

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