Marilyn Christiansen Throckmorton June 5, 1938 - December 16, 2022
Marilyn Throckmorton was born on June 5, 1938, to Elvin and Ione Christiansen in Downey, Idaho. She had a happy childhood in Downey in her large family of ten children. She learned to play the flute and was the Homecoming Queen at her high school.
She met Lynn Throckmorton while attending LDS Business College in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were later married in the Salt Lake Temple and raised five children.
Marilyn raised her family in Granger (West Valley City) and served her community, church, and family. Most recently she lived in West Jordan, Utah. One of her amazing qualities was that she easily made friends and she cherished those friendships and kept in contact with her friends for her entire life.
She learned the value of hard work and enjoyed serving others unselfishly. Most recently she could be found making baby blankets for those in her neighborhood. Marilyn had a tender heart and a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. She served in many capacities in the church working with Cub Scouts, Young Women, Compassionate Service Leader, Ward Relief Society President, Stake Relief Society Presidency and more. She also served for several years at the Family History Center in downtown SLC and as a service missionary at both the Jordan River and Oquirrh Mountain Temples.
Marilyn enjoyed her job later in life with Bonneville Communications where she oversaw the distribution of the weekly Tabernacle Choir Broadcast to radio stations across the country.
She was blessed to travel all over the world with her husband, her children, grandchildren, siblings, and friends. She enjoyed visiting the different temples around Utah with close friends.
Marilyn was a wonderful cook, great hostess and lovingly made cherished quilts for family. She enjoyed spending time with her family. Putting together puzzles and playing games were a favorite activity for her. She was a prolific reader and loved doing crossword puzzles. She gave openly without asking anything in return. She was the Editor of a quarterly family newsletter that was aimed at keeping the relationships of her family close. One of her passions was watching the game show Jeopardy and was thrilled to actually meet Ken Jennings.
She will be greatly missed by her children Sheryl (Keith) Marchant, Gary (Donna) Throckmorton, Sandra Moulton, Linda (Jason) Johnson, Brad (Ann) Throckmorton, her 23 grandchildren and her 39 great-grandchildren.
Viewing: Dec 30, 6-8 pm McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, UT.
Funeral: Dec 31 at 11 am, Copper Hills 8th Ward 5349 W 9000 S, West Jordan, UT.