Originally, John was from Ogden but military service in the U. S. Army took him to Colorado Springs where he met his wife when he joined a choir at Colorado College where Margo was a student. After their marriage, Margo worked at a variety of jobs. "I was a jack-of-all-trades and master-of-none, but I’ve had many wonderful experiences."
When they moved to Lewiston, Utah (near Logan) she was the only non-LDS resident in the tiny town and quickly became a "community project. I didn’t fight it much. The church was a good fit for me. Although none of my family has ever joined - and most of them still think I am crazy - I will be forever grateful for the blessings my membership has given me and our family." Margo enjoys spending time with her four children - 3 who live in northern Utah and one who lives in Colorado - and 18 grandchildren. "There is always a baptism, graduation or some other event going on in our large family and we don’t mind a bit, hoping in the car whenever they want us there!" the doting mother and grandmother notes. Margo also enjoys handicrafts - especially knitting - and John, an avid outdoorsman, particularly loves to fish. Both love to travel, but are pleased to come home to a great new ward in Bloomington!