Our loving mother, grandma, and friend, Margaret Genevieve Donkersgoed, has returned to her heavenly home to be reunited with friends and family members there. She was born Margaret Genevieve Coleman on March 13, 1932 in Knoxville Tennessee to Merlin and Daisy Coleman. She completed high school in Knoxville, and left home soon thereafter to work in the FBI fingerprint office in Washington D.C. for 4-5 years. During her time in Washington, she performed in USO shows, and also joined the LDS Church.\n\nIn 1956 she traveled to the West Coast, settling in the Los Angeles area, where she met her husband, Brent Donkersgoed, whom she married in the Los Angeles LDS Temple on May 13, 1961. A wife and a mother of two, she raised her family in Studio City, California, and eventually took a job with the Nora Sanders Talent Agency as an agent. She has always been proud of the many cherished and lasting friendships she had in Studio City.\n\nIn 1994, she and Brent moved to Carson City, Nevada, where they lived for several years as valued members of their community, and where they served a part-time mission as branch mission leaders in Walker, CA. When Brent retired, the two moved to Cedar Hills, Utah, where they became beloved members of their community and ward, and served two more church missions, the first at the LDS Motion Picture Studio in Provo, and the second at the church's genealogy library in Salt Lake City. Margaret later returned to serve at the Motion Picture Studio as a volunteer reading coach for LDS Church Publications Audio Services for several years.\n\nAlthough Margaret was a passionate genealogist, researcher, and missionary, she found her greatest joy and pride in her family. She was truly a great and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and mentor; a constant support to those in need and an ever-available listening ear.\n\nMargaret is survived by a brother, Clyde; two sisters, Caunita and Lona; her husband, Brent; her two sons, Ken (and Cheri), and Dwayne (and Lori); and six grandchildren: Kenny (and Sarah), Kattie, Chandler, Cason, Campbell, and Chase. She is also survived by many, many friends whose lives she has touched.\n\nWe love you, Mom, and will forever hold you in our hearts.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, February 15, at 12:00 noon, at the LDS chapel located at 4245 Cedar Hills Drive, Cedar Hills, Utah 84062. Her interment will immediately follow the service, and will be at Pleasant Grove City Cemetery, located on 600 North 100 East, Pleasant Grove, Utah. Viewing will start one hour before the service.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.