Margo Ann Draper passed away Thursday, June 17th in her home in West Jordan, Utah. She was born in Bingham Canyon, February 27, 1940. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She married her eternal companion Lyman Draper on October 17, 1957. She devotedly supported her husband and raised their children as he served in the United States Air Force for 21 years. She cherished their memories of their tours in Germany. After the service, they made their home in West Jordan where they continued to live and raise their family. She worked at Becton Dickinson and retired after 22 years.

Margo was a very loving and dedicated mother to her seven children, 26 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren. She inspired and encouraged them in all of their many pursuits. Her life revolved around supporting her family's endless activities and accomplishments. We could always count on grandma being there. A strong family bond was a top priority for her. She was a brave warrior who had ongoing endless energy and never complained.

She enjoyed her home being the center of frequent family gatherings, Friday night trips to the movies with her kids and keeping everyone in the know with what’s going on.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Alvin and Margaret Cole, her husband Lyman and her sister Barbara Dance.

Margo is survived by her children, Daniel (Diana) Draper of Highland, UT; David (Collett) Draper of Eagle Mountain, UT; Deborah (Bill) Carle of Pahrump, NV; Jeffrey (Trish) Draper of West Point, UT; Michelle Haskell of West Jordan; Steven (Kim) Draper of Lehi, UT; Kevin (Richelle)Draper of West Jordan, UT; her brothers Robert and Gerald Cole; her dog Zeus and cat Tiger.

A memorial will be held at the Rasmussen Mortuary in Mt. Pleasant, UT on Wednesday, June 23rd at 10:00 AM.

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Jun 18, 2021

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Hi Dan and Diana, I read in the Sanpete Messenger about the passing of your dear mother, Dan. Want to send my condolences. From what I read and her cheerful face, I’m sure she was a wonderful mama.

I intended to send a card but can’t find an address so I got back online and hope you receive this message.

Would love to have you drop by again when you’re down in Sanpete. I am doing well and remember with fondness your visit.

Claudia Fossum , Fairview , UT, US Jul 11, 2021

The first thing that comes to my mind when I think of your mother is her beautiful never ending smiling face! We miss seeing her when we go for walks on the canal road, turning on her water. Take care and always share the memories. Jerry & Carol Nelson

Carol and Jerry Nelson , West Jordan, UT, US Jun 24, 2021

Sending many hugs and lots of love and prayers to Aunt Margo’s family. She was a force to be reckoned with but She had a kind loving nature !! And she truly loved her family!! You all are in my daily prayers and thoughts at this time !! This is when I’m sad that I don’t live closer !! Family so important !! ❤️🙏🏻

Joyce Heafey Chunglo. Mother Anna Draper Heafey Jun 22, 2021

Thank you for all of the fun memories and constant support. Give Grandpa a hug and kiss for us. We will love and miss you!

Tanner, Hayley and Easton Draper , West Jordan, UT, US Jun 21, 2021

Rest In Peace “Debbie’s Mom”. I will miss driving by and knowing you are visiting because the Utah van is in the driveway😁 You will be missed😘

Rachel and Mark Owens Jun 21, 2021

We'll miss you ,neighbor!

Ray and Marilyn Johnson , West Jordan, UT, US Jun 19, 2021


  • 1950
  • 1950

    4th grade school picture

  • 1960
  • Jun 1960

    Mom, Dad, Danny and David

  • 1970
  • 1970

    Our beautiful mom

  • 2020
  • Jun 19, 2021

    Beautiful flowers sent from Gold Standard Automotive