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Mary Margaret Stone

October 6, 1952 — May 30, 2024


Mary Margaret Bullers (Stone) was born October 6, 1952, at Cassia Memorial Hospital in Burley, Idaho, to Cyrus Bradley Bullers and Betty Marie Merrick Bullers. Mary was the second of seven children. During her first five years of life, Mary, her sisters Peggy and Patricia, and her parents lived in Molten Valley, 25 miles south of Oakley, Idaho. While in Molten Valley, they first lived in a small log home near the old schoolhouse then moved to a nicer house about three-quarters of a mile farther down the road. The house burned down a short time later, and their mother, Betty, had to run through the fire to save her three children, Peggy, age four, Patricia, a baby, and Mary, age three, severely burning her right arm. Another house was built on Bullers Ranch land by their dad, John Hansen, and his brother Chick. Mary called this home “house in the meadow”, and carried many fond memories of living there. It was hard to leave the homestead, but their mom wanted to make sure her children were able to go to school. Reluctantly, the family packed all their belongings in an old truck bed built into a trailer by their dad. They headed to Murray, Utah, where their dad started work for a dairy. In less than a year, they packed up again and moved to Murtaugh, Idaho, and Mary started first grade there. In a year the family moved again to Almo, Idaho for nearly two years. By this time there were four kids (with the addition of their brother, Richard). They then moved to a house in Hazelton “Mrs. Calico’s House”, the first house with an indoor toilet. Mary then started school in Eden, Idaho. The family moved again to a place which we called the house with the windmill (which pumped water for the place). It was a big house which all the kids loved. By the time Mary was almost 12, the family moved to Bliss, Idaho on a ranch. Mary and the kids really liked it there. Riding horses, milking cows, and taking care of chickens, geese, and baby calves were their chores. Milking machines were used to milk over 20 cows morning and evening. One of Mary’s chores was to help clean up the barn after the milking was done. The Bliss school was small and had grades 1 through the first year of high school. Mary loved cheerleading for the Bliss Bears. After nearly two years in Bliss, the family moved to Rupert, Idaho, where Mary attended Washington school for a year before moving back to Eden. This time the family lived in a house owned by McDonalds, across the road from the old torn down Russel Lane School. By then, Mary and Peggy were old enough to start weeding beans and thinning beets for money to help pay for school supplies and clothes. After a few months the family again moved but only a couple miles to the Teeter House on Highway 50, later bought by Sonny Lombard. The family lived there for many years (Mary until she got married). Mary went to Valley High School where she was an honor student and became a member of the drill team, performing for the Valley Vikings home sports events. When Mary turned 16, she went on a date with Jay Stone. Marriage followed not long after (the summer of their Junior Year). This year, July 18, would have been 55 years together. They had two children, Vanessa Marie Stone and Charles Jason Stone. Mary became a devout member of the Jehovah's Witnesses in 1973 and remained a faithful member until her passing. She was known in the community for her artistic abilities in making cakes (wedding, graduation, baby shower, etc.), sewing doll and Barbie clothes, and painting ceramics.    

Mary was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents; and her mother.  

She is survived by her siblings, Peggy, Patricia, Richard, Tom, Tim, and Jon; father, Cyrus; husband, Jay; children, Vanessa and Charles; grandchildren, Sharmie and Rikk; and great-grandchildren, Madison Frost, Lynden Frost, Brooklyn Frost, Hayden Frost, Kellyn Frost, and Raeygan Frost. 

A viewing will be held from 5:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Thursday, June 6, 2024, at Farnsworth Mortuary, 1343 S Lincoln Ave, Jerome. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, June 7, 2024, at the Hazelton Cemetery, 1980 E 850 S, Hazelton. A potluck luncheon will follow the graveside service at the Eden City Park, 121 N Edgewood Rd, Eden.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024

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