Margaret Hutchinson Kartchner passed away peacefully in Logan, Utah on September 18, 2022 at the age of 91.
Margaret was born on April 9, 1931 in Buhl Idaho. She was one of eight children born to William and Edith Hutchinson. She grew up on a dairy farm and had fond memories of playing in the orchard, pasture, or barn with her siblings. Margaret attended a two room schoolhouse for her elementary years, with approximately six students in her grade. She graduated from Buhl High School and went on to graduate from BYU with a degree in Physical Education. Following graduation from BYU, she also attended LDS Business School. Music was always important in her life. She and her siblings took piano lessons, learned other instruments, and sang in choirs.
After attending LDS Business School, Margaret met Eugene Kartchner, and they were married on April 16, 1954 in the Salt Lake Temple. Eugene and Margaret spent the next 67 years together having many adventures. Gene and Margaret lived in Arizona, Colorado, Washington, and Utah while Gene worked and Margaret stayed home to raise their family. In 1965, they settled in Logan, Utah when Gene began his career as a business professor at Utah State University. In 1970, Gene and Margaret purchased a farm in Lewiston, Utah which they owned and operated for 40 years. In addition to living in various places, they also traveled to all 50 states in the US as well as several different countries throughout the world.
Margaret was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings throughout her life. A few of her favorites were homemaking leader, Young Women's secretary and Relief Society president.
Margaret was involved in various clubs and activities throughout her life. She was involved in the PTA organization while her children were in school. She was in the Seagull Camp of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and was a member of Ties that Bind Quilt Guild. Aside from quilting, she loved to sew, knit, and crochet, and she sewed blessing dresses for many of her granddaughters. She was generous with her talents and gifted her handiwork to family, friends, and those in need. Margaret loved to serve others by providing handmade items for the church humanitarian program. She was also an excellent cook and her family has fond memories of delicious meals and especially the homemade bread and rolls she lovingly prepared.
Margaret dearly loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Eugene and Margaret have 5 children: Kathy (Dale) Wyatt; Margene (Lynn) Bowler, Kevin (Sandra); Jayme (Richy) Anderson; and Sean (Dianne). They have been blessed with 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband Eugene and daughter Kathy, as well as her parents and siblings. Funeral services and viewing will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 5th Ward Chapel at 502 East 300 North, Logan. The viewing will be from 10:00-11:30 am. The funeral will start at 12:00 pm. Interment will be at the Logan City Cemetery.
Services will be under the direction of Allen-Hall Mortuary and condolences for the family can be expressed at