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Obituaries: Margaret Ellen Linford McAllister



Margaret Ellen Linford McAllister, 71, of Lehi, Utah, died September 7, 2016 due to complications from pneumonia. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Karl W. McAllister, six children: Karl David, Benjamin L., Charles Mark, Adam James, Paul Samuel, Heather, 25 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Born November 25, 1944 in Salt Lake City to Duane H. Linford and Mary Ellen McDonald, Margaret was the oldest of 5 living children. A graduate of Granite High, she excelled in the arts, and music, and became a “Sterling Honor” of Home Economics. After earning her bachelor’s and master’s degrees, she taught special education for 30 years and was beloved by her students.

Love of family and motherhood were her most cherished and honored achievements. She excelled in every cooking and sewing skill, but especially enjoyed creating many unique heirlooms, quilts and artful embroideries. Funeral services were held Monday, September 12, 2016. Online guest book at