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Oak City 1st & 2nd Ward Chapel
Wednesday March 1st, 2017
12:00pm - 1:30pm

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Funeral Service

Kanosh Ward Chapel
Wednesday March 1st, 2017
2:00pm

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Traditional Sing

Kanosh Ward Chapel
Wednesday March 1st, 2017
6:00pm

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Graveside Service

Kanosh Band Building
Thursday March 2nd, 2017
6:30am

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Marguerite Pikyavit Teller

Marguerite Pikyavit Teller, 62, passed away February 25, 2017 in Cedar City, Utah.  She was born December 1, 1954 in Fillmore, Utah to McKay and Mildred Pikyavit.  She married Terry Lane and they had two daughters, Christen and Mackenzie Lane.  They later divorced. she later remarried Alex Teller, also divorced. 

Marguerite was raised in Meadow, Utah.  She attended and graduated Millard High School.  She also attended Dixie College and Southern Utah University, where she obtained her teaching degree.  She was a teacher for the SUU Headstart program for many years.

She was the first tribal chairwoman for the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah after being federally recognized in 1980.  Marguerite followed in her father’s footsteps and dedicated her life to serving the Paiute people in various positions until December 2016. 

She enjoyed sewing, scrapbooking, gardening, going to powwows, spending time with her family, shopping, & she loved finding bargains.  Her greatest joy was being with her two grandsons.

Marguerite is survived by her mother Mildred Pikyavit; her daughters:  Christen and Mackenzie Lane; grandsons Jacek Halona and Xavier Lane; sisters:  Marlene Pikyavit, Gari Lafferty and Yolanda Rogers; brothers:  Benedict and Benjamin Pikyavit and Melvin Jackson; also many nieces and newphews.

She is preceded in death by her father McKay Pikyavit, her brothers and sisters:  Dwayne, Davina, McKay Ladd, Geri, Maylon, & Constance; Her grandparents Joseph and Emily Pikyavit and Nober & Viola Zuniga; also many aunts and uncles.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at the Kanosh Ward Chapel at 2:00 pm.   A Viewing will be held prior to the funeral from 12:00 to 1:30 pm at the Chapel.  Paiute Services will start with a dinner at 5:00 pm on the Kanosh Indian Reservation followed by an all-night sing and graveside service at sunrise on Thursday.  Interment will be at the Kanosh Indian Cemetery under the care of Olpin Stevens Funeral Home.  Online condolences can be offered at www.olpinstevensfuneralhome.com. 


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A candle was lit in memory of Marguerite Teller

Suzy Haveron Mar 28 2017 12:00 AM

Loved Marguerite and the entire Pikyavit family. I have very fond memories of playing with the kids in the family. Loved Mildred and McKay. They made me feel that I was always a part of their family. My deepest condolences to the family.

Wilma Edwards Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

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A DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was ordered on February 28, 2017

Expression of Sympathy Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I always liked and respected Marguerite and I know she will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of knowing her.

Gayle Rollo Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

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A GARDEN PATH was sent on February 28, 2017

Rest in Peace Margarette. You will be missed by all. With love from your Reno/Hungry Valley Family in Nevada. Your Aunties & Uncle's: Patti ,Vicki,Dave, Nolan, Tiny, Verna, Jenny , Gina, Velma and many cousins.

Expression of Sympathy Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marguerite Teller

Star Ann Cummings Feb 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marguerite Teller

Carol Pikyavit- Franklin Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss.
She was a sweetheart and will be missed.
Sending hugs and prayers.
Terri

Terri Frampton Hoover Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marguerite Teller

Terri Frampton Hoover Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marguerite Teller

Annette Taylor Feb 27 2017 12:00 AM

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