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Darrell Thompson

Feb 10, 1935 - Oct 08, 2023

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Murray, UT

"Darrell Otis Thompson, 88 years old, of Murray, Utah, died at home from a heart attack on October 8th 2023. He was spending time in the garden, drinking his "whisky" (Pepsi), and talking about the Jazz preseason game set to play that evening. His loving heart gave out, quickly, and pain free, just the way he was hoping. To love someone so greatly, makes losing them just as hard. But with each great love comes a lifetime of memories and here are some of those. He was born in Windsor, Wisconsin i...Read More

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Mom

Feb 14, 1937 - Feb 17, 2024

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Murray, UT

Mom was born to Neil Grant and Dora Davis in Moroni Utah - a Valentine's Day Baby, and lived on her parents dairy farm in Chester, Utah until she was 10 years old. Her parents sold the farm and retired to Ephraim where mom grew up. She met dad, who was a Manti boy in High School and they began dating. Mom and dad married and moved to Salt Lake City and eventually settled in Murray, Utah. They moved into a new subdivision along with other young couples who became lifelong friends. They all worked together to build their church house and their deep lifetime friendships, Mom was a wonderful cook., She made delicious Sunday pot roast and homemade rolls with absolutely the best gravy. Her fudge and divinity were to die for. Mom loved Christmas and spoiled us with gifts. Honest beyond measure she made sure each of us had the exact dollar amount spent on us and would leave change in our stockings to even out the dollar. Mom loved serving in her compassionate service calling, and had an organized system to call the women in the ward to prepare food for families in their time of need. Though she made and delivered many meals to others she was reluctant to accept the same in return. She was a giver, not a taker. She made countless hours of phone calls over the years checking on people to ask about their needs or lend a listening ear. She did this up to the last 2 weeks prior to her passing. She cared about family, friends and neighbors and worried about the sadness in the world at this time. Since dad's passing she became very lonely and wanted to join him and family on the other side. She loved the Savior and stated how wonderful it must be where He is. We know she was welcomed by her husband, infant son, and multitudes of excited family members awaiting her arrival. She is finally free from her physical and free from the emotional pain of losing her infant which affected her for the rest of her life. Hospice provided a Harpist to play for and comfort mom in her final hours. Beautiful. Mom was preceded in death by her parents, siblings Craig, Dorothy, and Alan. Her husband, infant son Darin and grandson Caden. She is survived by her children Kaylene, Cory (Kristen), Lance (Julie), Jennifer, 16 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren who will miss her. We would like to thank Ovation Hospice and our Hospice Nurse Courtney for their quick efficient and compassionate care for mom. Thank you to her wonderful aides Annie and Hector. They made mom's last days and hours so much easier for her. Thank you Mandy for connecting us with Ovation Hospice. We are grateful for the love and support from family, friends and coworkers. It is so appreciated. We love you mom and know that both you and dad will watch over us until we see you again. A viewing will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary. 4760 South State Street. Murray. Utah. Burial to follow at Manti City Cemetery at 2:30 pm.

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Florence (Fonny) LaRue Semones Christensen

May 10, 1922 - Feb 16, 2024

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Murray, UT

In Loving Memory of Florence (Fonny) LaRue Semones Christensen Florence Christensen (Fonny) returned home to her Heavenly Father and loving parents and siblings on February 16, 2024. Fonny was born on May 10, 1922, in Wheelersburg, Ohio to James Oscar Semones and Nellie Mae Willis Semones. She was the ninth of twelve children. Throughout her life she went by her nickname Fonny, which was given to her by her mother. Growing up in the depression years in rural Ohio, her father worked as a train Engineer when work was available and did many other odd jobs to care for the family. In Fonny’s early years, she and her family often moved from house to house as circumstances required. Fonny would often reflect on these years of meager substance only with memories of wonderful parents and brothers and sisters who loved each other. Her greatest wish in life was for her posterity to have this same love in each of their homes. Fonny graduated from Wheelersburg High School in 1939 at the age of seventeen. In high school, Fonny played the French Horn in the school marching band. She also developed excellent secretarial skills in typing and shorthand. Upon graduation, Fonny’s first job was with Central Life of Illinois where she was thrilled to make $12.50 per week! In 1933, Fonny, her mother and two sisters were baptized as members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Her mother dearly loved the gospel, and as time passed, Fonny’s younger siblings and father were also baptized. For many years, her mother did what she could for the young missionaries sharing family meals and doing their laundry. It was during these later years that Fonny met her future husband, Elder Gerald Norman Christensen, who was at the time serving in the Northern Sates Mission. In 1943, Fonny made the decision to move to Utah. She soon began a courtship with Gerald which resulted in a January 14, 1944 marriage in the Salt Lake temple. Through her years in Utah, Fonny lived in the Salt Lake Avenues, Sugarhouse, Holliday and since 1984 in Murray, Utah. Fonny’s first employment in Utah was with the Federal Reserve Bank followed by other jobs including the Veterans Hospital and The Rainbow Rendezvous. In 1949, Fonny was introduced by her father-in-law to Mr. Fulmer Latter, head of the local #222 Chapter of the Teamsters Union. Fonny was fortunate to work as Mr. Latter’s personal assistant and eventually as the office manager until her first retirement in 1984. Following this first retirement, Fonny agreed to temporarily work at her son-in-law’s, Dr. Gerald Summerhays, Periodontal Practice and continued working for another twelve years! Fonny and Gerald’s four living children include Cherie (husband – Jerry Summerhays), Mark (wife – Kaye), Gerry (wife – Karen) and Cindy (husband – David G. Swan). Fonny and Gerald’s first son, Keith Albert, died shortly after birth. Fonny has been an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints her entire life. She has served in many callings including teaching, auxiliary secretarial positions, assistant to financial clerk, and as Relief Society president. Fonny also served an eighteen-month mission in the Salt Lake City Family History Library. Fonny is survived by her four children named above, sixteen grandchildren, forty-nine great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her father and mother, husband, eleven siblings and her baby son. Funeral Services – Saturday, February 24, 2024 - Viewing from 9:30 to 10:45 am with services to begin at 11:00 am. Chapel – 5605 South Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107 Internment - Murray City Cemetery following funeral services. 5490 South Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107

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Sue Elaine Wadsworth Noorda

Apr 27, 1959 - Feb 06, 2024

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Murray, UT

"Sue Elaine Wadsworth Noorda passed away peacefully at the Intermountain Medical Center on 6 February 2024, at age 64. She was born in Bountiful, Utah on 27 April 1959. She was the youngest daughter of Grant Aveson and Reva Elaine Marx Wadsworth, to include Leslie (Michael) Wadsworth Hoxsie, Grant Mark Wadsworth, Jeffrey Nephi Wadsworth, Janet Wadsworth Handy Wilkinson, Denise Wadsworth Willey, Stephanie Wadsworth Bell, Carol Patrice Wadsworth Nelson and Joseph Robert Wadsworth. Additionally, Hyrum (Louise) Wadsworth, Torrie (Robert) Wadsworth Norris, Teresa Wadsworth Reinacher, Heber Wadsworth, Jason (Amy) Wadsworth, Wendy Wadsworth, Raquel Wadsworth Keenom, Roxanne Wadsworth Gledhill, Tiffany (Charles) Copsey, Timothy Wadsworth, James Wadsworth, Franklin Wadsworth, Christian Wadsworth and countless cousins, nieces and nephews. She graduated from Viewmont High School in 1977. She attended the University of Utah until she served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Japan Kobe Mission from 1981-82. She earned a degree from the University of Utah in Sociology in 1984, and a Masters in Teaching and Education from Western Governors University in 2008. \u2028\u2028She met her loving sweetheart, Jeffrey Blair Noorda on a blind date, the day she received her mission call and were later married in the Salt Lake Temple on June 3, 1983. They were blessed through marriage with eight children, Jeffrey Scott; Melissa Sue Cook, (Aaron Jeffrey, deceased); Kent Wadsworth, (Emma Cristy Dadivas); Mary Catherine; Natalie Blaire Rice (Michael Benson Rice); Chase Joseph, (Adelle Ashby); Sarah Sue Slagowski (Remington Slagowski), and Jacob Spencer. \u2028\u2028 She was a loving mother and homemaker supporting her husband as he worked as a Civil Engineer in various locations to include Hill AFB, for more than 35 years. As a family, they moved all over the world: Kadena AFB in Okinawa, Japan 1992-‘96 and 2001-’04; Ramstein AFB, Germany 2004-’06; Okinawa for a 3rd time, 2008-‘10; Lakenheath AFB, England, U.K. 2010-‘13; and a 4th time to Okinawa 2016-18. She loved the experiences overseas, but enjoyed the seasons in Utah, thus enjoyed the opportunities to come back home. They met countless friends and she loved having fellow church members everywhere she moved. \u2028She was a full-time homemaker raising eight children. Taught seminary for many years. She was a a hard worker and loved to be busy. She was an avid seamstress, quilter, food canner, gardner, food storage enthusiast, and sour dough bread maker. She pursued her goal to teach school, teaching English to a Special Needs class at South Davis Junior High School once her children were grown up. She loved the challenge and always wanted to do more for her students. She loved being surrounded by family during family dinners, vacations to Bear Lake, the beach and children’s sporting trips across Europe. \u2028She was an active member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in the Young Women’s, Relief Society, and a Seminary teacher for many years. She loved studying the scriptures and enjoyed sharing what she learned or inspired her. \u2028\u2028Sue is preceded in death by her husband, Jeffrey Blair Noorda, father, Grant Aveson Wadsworth, mother, Reva Elaine Marx Wadsworth, brother, Mark Wadsworth, and sister, Janet Wadsworth Handy Wilkinson. He is survived by all eight children, and ten grandchildren; Naomi Blaire Noorda, Aurora Blake Noorda, Dexter Sage Noorda, Cohen Jacob Cook, Conrad Jeffrey Cook, Nolan Scott Noorda, Dane Jeffrey Noorda, Cooper Ray Noorda, Ellie Brooke Rice, and Rex Jeffrey Rice. \u2028\u2028Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 (noon) on Saturday, 10 February 2024, with a viewing from 10:00-11:30 A.M. at the Bountiful Tabernacle, 55 South Main Street, Bountiful, Utah. Following the funeral services, there will be a graveside service at the Bountiful Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, UT."

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Martha Horman Barton

Feb 22, 1923 - Feb 02, 2024

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Murray, UT

"Forever in Our Hearts Our beautiful, loving Mother, Grandmother, Aunt \u0026amp; Friend passed on to her Savior and her eternal family on February 2, 2024, just 20 days shy of her 101st birthday. Martha was born in Greenville, Utah on February 22, 1923 to Phillip Jackson and Martha Horman Barton. She grew up during the Great Depression but the love and hard work she learned from her parents taught her to serve others and made her childhood a wonderful time in her life. She graduated from Beaver High School where she served as Secretary and Treasurer of her Senior class. She sang in a trio throughout high school with her sister, Virginia, and their friend, Maxine, and they were even on the radio. Martha loved dancing and especially to the Big Band music during the 40’s. The 2nd World War has never left her memories, especially the death of her dear brother, Jack, who was a test pilot in the Army Air Corp. She remembered Pearl Harbor and cried when she talked about the war. She married John Horman in the early 40’s and they were blessed with 2 wonderful children, John Scott and Martha Kaye. Her happiest days were raising her family. Her family was sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Martha worked for Dr. Richard Baird as his Dental Business Manager for 25 years. She loved his family, especially his daughter, Cheryl. Martha so enjoyed organizing the many Horman family reunions. She was a great cook and made pies to die for. Her banana cream pie is still legendary! She made dinner every night and Sunday night her table was covered with everything, including her famous relish tray and homemade bread. She often made Thanksgiving dinner for her own family and then made it for her sister’s, Virginia’s, family as well. Martha was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints as a teacher in Primary, Sunday School and Mutual for 16 years. She was a teacher in Relief Society and a Visiting Teacher for 27 years. After so many years, she still had contact with some of her laurel class. She was also an ordinance worker at the Jordan River Temple. Her husband, John, passed away from cancer in 1977 after 32 years with his family. Martha married Eldon Ashby in 1979. They loved their time with each other serving in their Church and their many trips traveling with their trailer. After 25 happy years together, Eldon passed away from cancer in 2002. She married Glen Pugmire in 2012 and they spent 2 wonderful years together until he passed away with cancer in 2014. She is survived by her daughter, Kaye (Phillip) Babcock, Grandchildren Travis Babcock, Daniel Babcock (Wendy), Allison Babcock Burns (Michael), Spencer Babcock, Tyler Babcock (Emma), Chad Horman (Marnie), Derrik Horman (Kristie), Erika Horman Steed (Adam), 21 Great-Grandchildren, 1 Great-Granddaughter, loving nieces and nephews and many wonderful friends. Martha smiled her way through life and loved people, especially her family! Thank you to Spring Gardens for their love and kindness for the last almost 5 years and Tendercare Hospice in the last days. Funeral Services will be held on February 17, 2024 at 12:00 noon at the Little Cottonwood 9th Ward, 1160 East Vine Street, Murray, Utah, where friends may call 11:00 a.m. until 11:45 a.m. Interment, Murray City Cemetery. Directors, Premier Funeral Services."

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Bert Laney

Oct 24, 1933 - Feb 02, 2024

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Murray, UT

Our husband and father, Bert passed away on February 2, 2024 at this home in Murray, Utah at the age of 90. Bert was born on October 24, 1933 to Mark Alden Laney and Olive Bernice Hastings. He grew up in Murray with his six siblings and graduated from Murray High School in 1951. He served in the United States Army 11th airborne division with paraglider designation from 1952-1955. Bert married Carmela Ann Brunetti on October 25, 1955. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. They have five children, Laura, Francesco, Janet, Susan and John. Bert graduated from the University of Utah and taught 6th grade in the Murray School District for 30 years. He loved teaching, thinking of it more a calling rather than a profession. He loved his students and they loved him. He also loved the outdoors from the rocks on the ground to the cloud formations, hiking, shooting, rock hunting, camping out and panning for gold were all the things he enjoyed. He participated in many sports including baseball, tennis, golf, swimming and diving. A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served faithfully in many callings but his favorites were the Young Men and serving in the Jordan River Temple. Bert’s family includes his wife Carmela, children Laura (Ken) Potter, Janet Clark (Jay, deceased), Susan (Mike) Hubley, John Laney. 6 grandchildren Emily (Chris) Merkley, Rachel (Dustin) Davis, Leslie (Cade) Smith, Sam (Cierra) Potter, Serra Willis, Jacob (Kaylee) Willis. 12 great-grandchildren Brielle Merkley, Gracie, Gehrig, Nolan, Murphy and Griffey Davis, Brigham, Brinley Smith, Easton Willis, Kase, Cole, Clay Potter, brothers Alden, Dion and Dean. Preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters Marie Silcox, Klea Nebeker, Rhea Loveland and great-grandson Bridger Smith. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:a.m. in the Park Ward LDS Chapel, 435 East 5600 South with a viewing prior to services from 10:00-10:45 am. Interment to follow at Elysian Burial Gardens.

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Deborah Darleen Galvan-Zapata

Oct 22, 1969 - Jan 30, 2024

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Murray, UT

Deborah Darleen Galvan-Zapata Deborah was born on October 22, 1969 in Newark, New Jersey. She passed away peacefully with her husband and daughter by her side on January 30, 2024. She married the love of her life Javier Galvan in the year of 1999. She had lots of godchildren that she loved very much and her chihuahua Coco and Canela. Deborah is preceded in death by her parents, Federico Ramirez Zapata and Betty Fraser Zapata. A viewing will be held on February 9, 2024 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray. She will be taken to her home Island of Puerto Rico in the late summer.

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Margaret Mae Steggell

Dec 21, 1933 - Jan 26, 2024

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Murray, UT

Margaret Mae Steggell, peacefully passed away on January 26, 2024. She was born in American Fork, Utah on December 21, 1933. She was the daughter of Lewis Johnathan Steggell and Isabelle Jeannette Proctor Steggell and the youngest of five siblings (Clifford, Gene, George, and Virginia). All deceased. She was raised in rural American Fork, Utah and graduated from American Fork High School. At the age of 18 she moved alone to the big city of Salt Lake City, where she lived on her own on South Temple Street and then of Desoto Street up behind the state capitol building as she liked to say. She never drove a car and walked to work, shopping, and entertainment her entire life. Margaret worked in accounting and book keeping for banks briefly and then she worked in several departments for the State of Utah. The last being the office of Anti-Discrimination. She was very proud of that service. She retired at the age of precisely 64 ½. These last four years she lived with her nephew Randy (Carol) Howell in South Jordan, Utah. Margaret was such a pleasure to be around she was so kind, polite, and knowledgeable. She was known as the family historian. She could tell you where the roots of the Steggall family tree started and branched off all the way to today’s family limbs. She would tell you the place, date, and the persons names. Their wife’s maiden family names their children’s names and their children’s children’s names. She remembered every birthday. She was also very sharp and had a memory that was admired by all. She enjoyed noting and keeping statistics for sporting events, the daily weather and even wins and losses for her favorite game shows. She could tell you the score and who won or lost which sporting event whether it was baseball, football, golf, or hockey. She watched them all. She really enjoyed watching football. She knew the average high, low and average for each day, month, and year going back decades. You could ask her any question about pretty much any family history or statistics and she would know the answer. She had a remarkable head for numbers and statistics.She is survived by 8 nieces and nephews who adored her. Dan Steggell, Randy Howell, Ralph Steggell, Joan Steggell, Gerry Steggell, John Steggell, David Steggell and Cliff Steggell. She is preceded in death by her parents, her siblings and nephew Brad Steggell and niece Sandra Steggell Andrews. Her family would like to thank the caring staff at IHC hospital in Murray both in the Emergency Room and ICU who never left our sides while diligently diagnosing her sudden severe illness. Especially Nurse Margot who was there with us for 12-14 hours her last day. Margaret was a very private person but was very loved by all who got to know her. Funeral services will be held Monday February 5, 2024 at 11:00 am in the Anderson & Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, Am. Fork. A viewing will be held from 9:45 to 10:45 am prior to the services. Burial in the American Fork Cemetery.

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Patricia Griffiths

Jun 08, 1937 - Jan 23, 2024

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Murray, UT

PATRICIA “PAT” GRIFFITHS MURRAY, Utah – Born Mildred Patricia Wilcock, our beloved Mother, Grammy, Gigi, and friend, age 86, died on January 23, 2024, 30 years and one day following the death of our dear father, Judge LeRoy “Lee” H Griffiths, and of the same disease that took him, chronic obstructive pulmonary fibrosis. Pat was born June 8, 1937, the daughter of John Elmer Wilcock and Mildred Geneva Green Wilcock, in North Creek, Beaver County, Utah, in the home of her maternal grandmother. Pat learned a strong work ethic from her parents and found playing the piano for the local ballet studio gave her some financial independence. Days after graduating from Milford High School as the valedictorian of the Class of 1955, Pat married her high school sweetheart “Roy” Griffiths, on her 18th birthday, June 8, 1955, in the St. George Temple. They enjoyed a beautiful and loving marriage and partnership until Lee died on January 22, 1994. Pat is survived by three of her four children, Cheryl Ann (David) Hunter, Abe Douglas (Sue) Griffiths, and Debra Gayle Griffiths Handley; six grandchildren, Emilee Hunter (Danny) Follett, Spencer (Amy) Hunter, Abe Slater (Andre Washington) Griffiths, Benjamin Griffiths, Clare Handley, and Colin Handley; and four great grandsons, Andrew Follett, Peter Follett, William Hunter and Henry Hunter. Pat devoted her life to the service of others, her family, church, and community. She supported Lee as he pursued and received accounting and law degrees from the University of Utah. She also received the much-deserved PHT (L.S.), Magna Cum Labore (“Put Hubby Through (Law School)”), from the U of U College of Law’s Board of Trustees in 1959. Pat and Lee settled in Murray to raise their family and conduct Lee’s law practice where Pat was Lee’s first (and only) legal secretary, a role she fulfilled until he was appointed to the bench in 1970. Pat worked for and retired as an executive administrative assistant for the Utah Education Association where she made lifelong friends. Following Lee’s death, and her subsequent retirement from UEA, Pat courageously picked up where he left off by serving the community they loved on the Murray City Board of Adjustments, Planning & Zoning Commission, and culminating in eight successful years as a member of the Murray City Council where she ran unopposed in her second term. She joined many of Lee’s friends when she became a member of the Murray Rotary Club and contributed to numerous worthy causes. Her philanthropic acts and work as a statesperson led to her being awarded the Paul Harris Fellow Award, Rotary International’s highest recognition. She also served on the Deseret Foundation’s AMICUS Board of Directors, whose aim was to promote quality healthcare by raising funds and awareness for Intermountain Healthcare’s Research and Medical Foundation. After many years of service to AMICUS, she was awarded its top honor, the Golden Caduceus Award, in 2010. In 2021, after living in Murray for over 60 years, Pat moved to the Legacy Village in Sugarhouse where she quickly made friends and ultimately called “the Village” home. Pat’s family would like to give special thanks to the management and staff at Legacy Village for their kind and respectful care of Pat during her last days. Pat was fun, witty, keen, fiercely loyal, loving and generous, encouraging her children and grandchildren to aim high. She had a green thumb and was an amazing cook. She played the piano beautifully throughout her life and, even during her last years of life, she was often called on to play for choirs and soloists because of her unique abilities as a skilled accompanist. Despite the serious health issues that undermined her physically, she endured the last decade of her life with grace, courage and dignity. Pat was a valiant and faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings, including Stake Primary President and Stake Relief Society President. She was humble, faithful, and always acknowledged God’s hand in her life. Pat will be missed immensely by all that knew her, but her family rejoices in her sweet reunion with her sweetheart Lee, her daughter Gerri, her dogs Brandie and Alta and many other loved ones. Pat is preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Gerri Lee Griffiths Martin, her parents and siblings John Wilcock and Judith Wilcock Workman. Friends and family may gather for a viewing on Sunday, January 28, 2024, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State Street, Murray, Utah. There will also be a brief viewing on Monday, January 29, 2024, from 10:00-10:45 a.m., before her funeral service at the Murray First Ward, 755 E. Three Fountains Circle, Murray, Utah. The funeral will be held at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Milford City Cemetery, Milford, Utah, at approximately 4:00 p.m.

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Marianne Hunt

Jul 20, 1948 - Jan 19, 2024

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Murray, UT

Marianne Hunt, age 75, passed away peacefully on January 19, 2024 in Murray, Utah while surrounded by family after suffering a stroke the day before. She was born in St. George, Utah on July 20, 1948 to Kenneth Ralph and Audrey (Paxman) Tobler. She graduated from Rancho High School in North Las Vegas in 1966. She met her eternal companion, Bruce LaMont Hunt, while attending Brigham Young University and they were sealed for time and eternity in the St. George Temple in 1971. She graduated from BYU in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Child Development and Family Relations. Marianne was the embodiment of Christlike love and charity and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Marianne was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, and friend to everyone she came in contact with. She immediately loved you and loved everything about you even before she knew anything about you. Everyone claimed to be her favorite because she made everyone feel like they were indeed her favorite.Marianne was the perfect example of motherhood. She devoted her life to raising her three sons and two daughters using the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ in which she fervently believed. She excelled at her chosen profession as a mom and never looked back on this choice. When each of her children married she refused to refer to their spouses as in-laws and instead accepted them as her own children.Marianne's beloved mother, Audrey, passed away before Marianne gave birth to the first of her five children. This inspired her to double her efforts when she was called to be a grandma, and she dedicated her life to her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She spent her time attending their life events, creating handmade gifts for them, and shopping for things to make their lives more enjoyable. Her lesson was that your favorite things are meant to be shared because perhaps they will enrich others’ lives as much as they enrich yours. Marianne was a stalwart servant of Jesus Christ throughout her life. She served with passion and fervor in various callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her husband were called to preside over the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission between 2004 to 2007. Marianne was hesitant to leave her precious grandchildren, but faithfully accepted the call. She loved serving the people of Wisconsin, especially the four hundred-plus missionaries she adopted as her own. Aside from her family, her favorite place to be was in the temple. She served diligently for years at the Jordan River and Draper Utah Temples as an ordinance worker. Marianne was always ready to share with anyone the enriching experiences and peace she felt while serving in the temple. She always felt close to her family and her Savior while working there. Marianne is survived by her husband, Bruce, her brother Scott Tobler (Carla), sons Matthew (Stephanee), Rhett (Stephanie), Jeffrey (Diane), and daughters Laura Dawes (Michael), and Emily Kuntz (Adam), as well as 24 grandchildren (with two on the way), and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 27th at the Old Mission chapel at 1433 Old Mission Road in Sandy, Utah. The viewing will be at the same chapel on Friday, January 26th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, January 27th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Interment will be at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery, 3115 E Bengal Boulevard. Services are under the control of Memorial Mortuaries & Cemeteries.

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Deanna Mae Hanson Chandler

Apr 12, 1938 - Jan 21, 2024

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Murray, UT

Deanna Mae Hanson Chandler, 85 of Murray, UT passed away quietly surrounded by loving family on January 21, 2024 at the much loved Abbington Assisted Living facility in Murray, Utah, where she resided since 2022. She was born on April 12, 1938 in Eau Claire, WI to Jalmer Hanson and Norma Ethel (Olson) Hanson and was much loved and adored by her family. The family moved to Utah when she was 10 years old. She was married January 5, 1956 to Leslie M. Atkinson and had six children. They later divorced in 1976. She married Allen S. Chandler on January 20, 1993 and lived a wonderful life with him until he passed away in 2010. Deanna sang with a barbershop quartet, called the Honey Notes in the sixties. She went back to school in 1977 to become a court reporter and worked in that profession in Utah and Idaho until she retired in 2002. She sang with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir from 1986 until 1998, during which she joined them on several musical tours around the world. She also sang in the J Welch Chorale as well as the Sterling Singers. She loved all music and played the piano since the age of five, played the organ for her ward for thirty five years, and then played the piano for her branch at the assisted living where she was loved and admired by all her new friends. In her seventies, she learned to play the cello and guitar and participated in the Murray Symphony Orchestra. Deanna loved oil painting. She painted many beautiful pictures over twenty plus years, sharing them with her family and friends. She was truly a very talented woman, loved by so many who will miss her greatly. She is survived by her brother, Marvin Hanson, five of her six children, Connie Atkinson Holmes, (Kaylan), Robert Atkinson (Melanie), Kerry Atkinson (Robyn), Jeanie Bahr (Michael) and Jared Atkinson (Liezette) as well as five stepchildren, Ray Chandler, Jerry Chandler, Christine Chandler, Cari Perkins and Jeff Chandler. She is also survived by her 37 grandchildren and 60 great grandchildren. Deanna was preceded in death by Norma and Jalmer Hanson, parents, Allen Chandler, husband, Lois Huffstetler, sister, Steve Hanson and Terry Hanson, brothers, Tim Atkinson, son, Lance Atkinson, grandson, and Kinley Viebell, great granddaughter. A viewing will be held at Thursday, January 25 from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 S. State Street, Murray UT 84107. Funeral services will be provided by Jenkins-Soffe of Murray and will be held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Hillcrest Ward building located at 495 E 5600 S. Murray, UT 84107 on Friday, January 26, at 11:00am. Viewing a visitation will take place prior to the service from 9:330 am until 10:30 am. Interment will be at Lindquist Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch at 1718 Combe Road, Odgen, Utah.

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