Marjorie Cummins Hurd, a remarkable and beautiful lady, peacefully passed away on Nov. 10, 2023, at 3:10 p.m., surrounded by the loving care of her daughter Lee Ann and the presence of her brother Don Cummins at Dixie Regional Hospital. Born on Aug. 16, 1922, Marjorie celebrated her 101st birthday, sharing joy with other Utah centenarians in the company of Gov. Spencer Cox and the Utah’s First Lady.
Marjorie, an extraordinary and caring soul, is now reunited with her husband Gerald Hurd, who departed in 1995. Together, they leave behind a legacy cherished by their four children: Jerry Milton Hurd of Layton, Utah; Lee Ann Kirkwood of Saint George, Utah, Duane Hurd of Texas, and Karen Hill of California.
She was born as the second eldest of 15 children of Philip Shaw and Verla Lizzie (Boren) Cummins. Marjorie’s roots trace back to Oakley, Idaho. Growing up during the challenging times of the ’20s and ’30s, she, alongside her family, faced adversity with resilience, hard work and love. In the 1950s, they created a warm home in South Ogden. Gerald, an Army diesel mechanic at Hill Air Force Base, and Marjorie working at Smith’s and Albertsons Food markets before transitioning to banking for Walker Bank and Wells Fargo provided for their four children.
Marjorie and Gerald crafted a life filled with love and outdoor adventures in the beautiful landscapes of Utah. Family camping, fishing, water skiing and the arrival of 13 grandchildren, 27 great -and three great-great-grandchildren enriched their lives. Marjorie’s vivid opaque blue eyes, silver hair and loving personality radiated happiness to all who knew her.
In the past six years, Marjorie enjoyed a healthy and fulfilling life, residing with her daughter Lee Ann and son-in-law Richard Kirkwood in the scenic Saint George. Her laughter and times in St George with her siblings, Donald and Anita Cummins, Glenda Lloyd and Barbara Harris fulfilled her life. Her departure leaves a void, but her legacy, reflected in her beautiful blue eyes, continues through the memories and love she shared. Marjorie’s reunion with Gerald marks the completion of a life lived to its fullest, bringing warmth and joy to all fortunate enough to be touched by her presence.