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Margaret "Margot" Lindner DiRienzo

September 10, 1938 — June 27, 2024

Margaret Lindner DiRienzo, age 85, affectionately known by family and friends as “Margot” of South Ogden, Utah, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Thursday, June 27, 2024. She was born on September 10, 1938, in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, to the parents of Newell Dwight and Edith Gerrard Wilson Lindner. Margot was preceded in death by her parents, and loving husband, Donald “Don” DiRienzo.

Margot graduated from Islip High School in 1955 and attended Katharine Gibbs School in Manhattan between 1955 to 1957. Margot’s father served in the United States Navy. During that time Margot lived with her family at U.S. Naval Station Bermuda. In Bermuda she decided to embark on a career working for the federal government.

Margot dedicated her life to public service. Her assignments included working for the Judge Advocate General of the United States Navy; a tour of duty in the Office of Army Attache at the U.S. Embassy Stockholm, Sweden; various assignments with the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Washington D.C., including providing high-level support in the office of the Director and Chief of Staff in Defense Intelligence. Margot transferred to the Pentagon within DIA to the Foreign Liaison Office where she became a Foreign Liaison Officer. In this capacity, Margot worked closely with foreign military attaches assigned to embassies throughout the Washington D.C. area. Margot served in this role until her retirement from government service in 1993 and 36 years of distinguished service. Formerly of Centreville, Virginia, Margot, and her husband Donald moved to South Ogden, Utah in 1994. Margot and Don continued to enjoy travelling and spending their retirement years near Don’s Children.

Margot loved chocolates! She was also an avid reader with an extensive book collection and possessed a passion for travelling the world with her loving husband and travelling companion. After each trip, Margot complied and shared extensive trip reports, describing in exquisite detail scenic vistas, historic landmarks, and unique cuisines of the countries visited. Family members often wondered why Margot never authored reports for travel magazines as she possessed a special gift and literary talent for her acute mindfulness, and magical way she could bring trip experiences to life on paper. Margot leaves behind a huge legacy of over 40 years of written records that will be shared with her posterity for years to come. And, if you ever wanted to learn or know anything about the Royal Family, Margot was the point of reference. Margot was loved and will be sorely missed.

Margot is survived by her brother, Paul (Vista) Lindner, four stepdaughters; Elizabeth (Lindey) Misner, Donna (Dee) Manning, Linda (Steve) Westbroek, Sharon (Ken) Watkins, 12 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express our sincere heartfelt gratitude to the Fairfield Assisted Living and Inspiration Hospice staffs for their benevolent and compassionate care of Margot.

 A Graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah. where Margot will be laid to rest beside her traveling companion and beloved husband Donald.

 Arrangements entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park

4500 E Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84403

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