Margaret Jacobson Scriven, 77, of Layton, Utah, passed away Monday, July 17, 2023, after battling many health issues over several decades at the Harrison Pointe Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ogden, Utah. She preferred not to make her illnesses known, so many are surprised. She was born July 8, 1946, in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Harold Jacobson and Margaret Fawn Bergener. She was married to Edward Alan Scriven in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on 20 June 1969. She grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from Granite High School in 1964. She attended the University of Utah and studied at Continental Beauty School in Salt Lake. She worked as a much sought after beautician in Salt Lake City, Utah, and in Pocatello, Idaho. Margaret and Edward moved to Layton, Utah, over Memorial Weekend in 1973. She also worked as a substitute teacher and teacher's aide in Resource in the Davis School District primarily at Whitesides Elementary School.
She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Ward Relief Society President, Primary Presidency Counselor, Gospel Doctrine Teacher, Primary Teacher, and Primary Chorister as her very favorite calling. Her hobbies included traveling, reading, sewing, canning, cooking (even printed her own cook book), and doing for others before herself.
She is survived by her husband, five children: Derrick, Scott, Alyn, Bryan, and Maren, and 12 grandchildren: Corey, Jacob, Mashayla, Cormick, Sonya, Wesley, Leia, Alexander, Jason, Amalia, Camille, and Emma. She is also survived by her only nephew, Jake, and his children and grandchildren. Also survived by her brother Harold Jacobson. Many other relatives are in Minnesota, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Florida. Her favorite place to be was in the family owned Split Rock Cabins on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
She was preceded in death by her parents and only sister, LaFawn Jacobson Estes.
Her funeral will be held at the Chapel Park Ward, 125 Chapel Street, Layton, Utah, Friday, July 21, 2023 at 10 a.m. A visitation for all who wish to meet with the family will be held Thursday, July 20 2023, at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary 1867 North Fairfield, Layton, Utah, from 6 to 8 p.m. The casket will be closed per her request. A visitation will also be from 9am to 9;45am at the chapel the morning of the funeral.
Interment will be by her parents at the Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road in Salt Lake City.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that you make a donation to the charity of your choice or to our favorite charities, the University of Utah or Primary Children's Hospital.