Margot “Nurmi” Chandler, 78, passed away Nov. 20, 2015 in Ogden, Utah. She was born April 20, 1937 in Emden, Germany to Diedrich and Talea Janssen Noortmann.Raised and educated in northeastern Germany, she attended business finishing school and in 1963 immigrated to the United States at the age of 26 after converting to the LDS faith. She settled in Salt Lake City, married, had two sons and raised them there.Over the years, Nurmi worked for both ZCMI and Sears as a display decorator. She later worked for the Larry Miller Group at their Murray Toyota Dealership. But her true calling and love in life was gardening and decorating the home she owned and shared with her cats and dogs in Sugarhouse.She became a US Citizen in 2000. Later, and well into her retirement, she was recognized by her church for many years of exemplary participation in the German Name Extraction Program, wherein she translated the birth and death records for many thousands of German, Dutch and Danish people spanning hundreds of years.Margot is survived by her 2 sons: Collin N. and Hanno L. Chandler and 5 grandchildren: Anastasia, Carina, Caitlin, Quinn and Devon. She was preceded in death by her parents.An open-house gathering to celebrate her life will be held at the Ogden home of her son Collin, 1315 24th Street, on Saturday, December 5th from noon to 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served. Flowers are welcome.