Margaretha (Margie) Aletta Smithey passed away on October 18, 2021 in Magna, Utah at the age of 67. She was born on March 23, 1954 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Adriaan Groos and Elsje Booms Groos.

Margie loved to go to Wendover with her kids and spend time venturing to yard sales and thrift stores on weekends. She couldn't pass up a good "Hobbit" or "Harry Potter" movie marathon. Christmas Eve parties with her kids were always something to look forward to, especially in her little "countryside" home as she liked to refer to her most prized accomplishment. Her dog, Cutie, was her partner in crime. Cutie stayed by her side and even enjoyed morning breakfast. She now can see her Baby Girl again and they can be together always.

She is survived by her sons John and Ed, her daughter Michelle, 6 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, one brother and two sisters. She was very close to both her sons John and Ed.

Margie is preceded in death by her parents, Adriaan and Elsje.

A Memorial Service will be held at Memorial Redwood Mortuary (6500 South Redwood Road West Jordan, UT 84123) on October 26, 2021 at 3:00 PM.


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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Oct 22, 2021

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NEXT Carolyn June Boothe Lawrence Carolyn June Boothe Lawrence


Mom, it's hard to write this. It seems like it was just a couple days ago we were making coffee and some breakfast, while watch the home decorating shows. We had so many plans for the house. The quartz countertops the backsplash in the kitchen, finish carpeting the bedrooms. I know we had so many plans for the Christmas Eve party. I have tears running down my cheeks, my eyes so blurry I can't see to rewrite this. This was not in the plans you weren't supposed to go yet. I love you so much and I'm so sorry mom. I will finish the house for you mom. Please check in on me from time to time. I love you I miss you. Your with Omar and opa and baby girl.

John O'Neill Oct 25, 2021

Mom, I miss you more than anything. I feel like your time wasn't nearly enough. But at least there's many memories to fill the time lost.

I will miss hearing you laugh and the talks that we had. All the fun we had when all of us were together and having fun. But I'm glad that you are my mom. You taught me so much in life. And it wasn't until I lost you that I realized how much I've taken through life that you've taught me. That's something that will be with me forever. And I'm proud that you're my mom.

I wish for more time, more laughter, more talks. But I know that you'll be looking over all of us now and will do this things with us still ❤.

I love you and miss you mom.

Michelle D'Ambrosio , Sandy, UT, US Oct 23, 2021

Mom, words can't describe how broken my heart is losing you. It's only been days and it already feels like a lifetime. Sitting in the living room and not having you there is the most empty feeling ever and I know I should've sat with you more because I can't get that time with you back. They same time heals all wounds, but there isn't enough time in the world to make my heart hurt less.

I Love you dearly and you will always be with me in heart mind and spirit. I'm so sorry I wasn't there for you when you needed me most, that's something I can never forgive myself for.

Ed O'Neill , Magna, UT, US Oct 23, 2021

Forever remembered and loved

Devina Hamilton , Vernal , UT, US Oct 22, 2021

Dear Ed and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I pray for comfort and healing hearts for you all.

Michelle Ketchum , Bellingham , WA, US Oct 22, 2021


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    I Love you Mom

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    You loved yard sale day

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    Merry Christmas