Marcia Maddox Ohlwiler
Compassion and Devotion Personified
Kaysville, UT – Marcia K. Ohlwiler was born to Hal and Ruth Maddox on August 15, 1937 in Salt Lake City and passed away on May 18, 2022 in her Kaysville home. She was unable to beat the pancreatic cancer that had struck 17 months prior. In the countdown to her passing she found joy in her family, writing family history, playing her piano, and memorizing scriptures. Her favorite scripture during her final chapter was: “Take no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself . . .” (Matt 6:34)
Marcia married Robert Ohlwiler on June 11, 1958. They lived in Washington, Ohio, California, New Mexico and Maryland before settling in Kaysville in 1981.
Marcia grew up in south Salt Lake and attended Granite High School where she was the 1955 yearbook editor. She attended the University of Utah and majored in journalism. She was an Air Force sponsor, a “Spur” and a “Cwean.” During two years Marcia was the campus correspondent for the Deseret News. (She later graduated from the University of Washington.)
She was a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including Relief Society president, Primary president, ward and stake drama director, and compassionate service coordinator. She was blessed to be a tour guide at the 1974 Washington DC temple pre-dedication open house. But her favorite calling was as a missionary - with her husband in the Virginia Richmond Mission where they served Army trainees at Fort Lee Army Post.
Marcia’s life was a stream of goodness and kindness. She was always seeking to serve and uplift others. And her loving outreach was so very genuine. She loved to love others! She had many, many friends acquired throughout her life. She reveled in those cherished friendships. And there were hundreds of meals, notes, hugs, prayers and many anonymous gifts for those she found in need.
She loved her family. In recent years Marcia compiled family history which culminated in a book, “Remembering in Gratitude,” which is treasured by her family and friends.
Marcia is survived by her husband and children: Lorie (Steve), Mt. Green; Scott (Marlean), Dayton Ohio; Jeffrey (Kristi), Price; Timothy, Culpeper Virginia and grandchildren: Jeremy, Jake, Cassidy, Susannah, Sarah, Caden, and Mercette and great grandchildren: Sebastian, Zach, Ledger, Gemma and Lydia.
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant twins, Dwight and David.
Per her desire, there will not be a formal viewing or a traditional funeral service for Marcia. It will be conducted by the Kaysville 18th Ward.
Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 2, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Kaysville City Cemetery, 500 E. Crestwood Road, Kaysville, Utah.
Services entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.
Memories and Condolences may be shared at www.lindquistmortuary.com