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Marilyn Geslison, age 89, passed away at home on January 19, 2023.
Marilyn was born on November 5, 1933 in Lehi, UT to William and Dorothy Ball. Marilyn married Melvin M. Snow in 1954. Marilyn and Mel welcomed two sons, M. Craig Snow and Chris M. Snow. They later divorced. Marilyn was a caring and fiercely protective single mom. In 1966, Marilyn met and married Larry E. Geslison. Marilyn and Larry later welcomed a daughter, Stacey V. Geslison (Beals).
Marilyn, Larry and the children lived in Spanish Fork, Utah until 1975 when they purchased their home in Taylorsville, Utah. It was there that Marilyn spent the rest of her life. Over the years, Marilyn hosted many family meals. Marilyn was known for her ability to make a delicious meal out of almost anything and sometimes out of next to nothing at all. Marilyn worked as a social worker aid at the Bennion Care Center many years ago. She was proud of the work she did and she loved the residents she worked with. In these last few weeks, the word we have heard most to describe her is "feisty" and she was. To her family, she will also be remembered as kind, funny, inquisitive, beautiful and just plain amazing. She welcomed everyone with a hug, a sparkle in her eye and a mischievous grin. She loved animals, especially cats and birds. She did not have a favorite color, saying she loved all the colors.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her older brother, Lee Ball, and by her beloved son, Chris, in 2012. Marilyn is survived and missed by her husband Larry, son Craig (Jenny), daughter Stacey (Rich), her sister, RaeNae (Chip) Hutchinson and by Chris' wife Terri and his former wife, Sharon. Marilyn will be missed by her grandchildren: Jamie, Kim (Tory), Aubree (Austin), J.P., Craig (Shantelle), Jared, Sarah, Alyssa, Paul, Cody, Jordan, Kaylee, Michelle and Heather. She is survived by 13 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Marilyn chose to be cremated and did not wish to have a formal service or funeral. Suggested ways to remember Marilyn would be to share a meal with a loved one, adopt a cat, or just watch the birds outside your window. She suffered with Asthma and COPD, which ultimately contributed to her passing. Donations to the American Lung Association or the Humane Society in her name would surely make her smile.
The family wishes to thank First Choice Home Health and Hospice for helping to care for Marilyn during the last weeks of her life.
Rest well sweet Marilyn.
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