Gary John Margetts

January 24, 1944 - December 1, 2022

Gary was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 24, 1944 to Jack and Naoma Holtby. They were later divorced and Gary was adopted by Fred Margetts.

Gary passsed away on December 1, 2022 at Legacy Village Memory Care. He gave Alzheimer’s a valiant fight but in the end it won.

Gary is survived by his wife Vicki, Daughter Jill (Wes) Lovell, son Kelly, Step-son Bret (Darcy) Brockmeier. Brother Dennis (Barbara) Holtby, sister Jill Moshier, sister Paula (Larry) Kramer, sister Jackie (Randy) Luper. Granddaughters Sophia Lovell grandsons Rhet & Oakley Brockmeier and his dog/best friend Bandit. He is also survived by very special cousins and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews that loved him dearly.

He was preceded in death by his mother, father, step-father, granddaughter Olivia and half brother Lynn.

Gary spent most of his childhood in Tooele, Utah where he still has many close friends.

Gary graduated from Tooele High School in 1962 and went on to the University of Utah where he found his true talent as a gifted home designer. He spent the rest of his career doing what he loved. He had a very successful Home Design Firm KM Design. He was an avid skier, tennis player and golfer. He also loved motorcycles, sports cars and was very proud of his Private Pilot’s license.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff of Legacy Village Memory Care and the caregivers from Active Hospice who allowed him dignity in his last days.

A celebration in Gary’s honor will be on Thursday, December 8, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City. A graveside service will be on Friday, December 9, 2022 at 11:00 am at Elysian Gardens, 1075 East 4580 South, Salt Lake City.