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Marilyn Hoopes Hepworth

December 4, 1935 — December 4, 2023

Marilyn Hoopes Hepworth celebrated her best birthday ever on December 4, 2023, reunited with her honey in heaven.

 

She was a wonderful wife, mother, and friend, whose contagious singing brought joy to those around her. Marilyn was devoted to the Lord and delighted in serving others. She was very involved in both church and community. She served as Relief Society and Primary Presidents, Stake Primary Presidency, Special Needs Mutual, Ward Music Chair, Election Judge, Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, and substitute teacher at South Weber Elementary. Everyone she worked with enjoyed her warmth and friendship. She was always cheerful, loved gardening, sewing, cooking, and canning, but most of all, spending time with her family.

 

Marilyn was born in a log home December 4, 1935, in Fairview Wyoming to Izora Hale and Vernon Hoopes. She loved growing up on their dairy farm in beautiful Star Valley, where she learned to work hard and have fun alongside her two sisters and four brothers.

 

She graduated from Star Valley High as valedictorian and earned a full scholarship to the University of Wyoming. When her mother suffered a severe stroke, Marilyn put schooling aside in order to care for her.

 

Marilyn received a letter from a soldier during the Korean war who had served a mission with her brother Gerald and had seen a picture of her. That soldier turned out to be Lael Hepworth. When he returned, he sought her out, and that was the beginning of their courtship.

 

The two sweethearts were married on May 27, 1955, in the Idaho Falls Temple.

 

They later settled in the wonderful community of South Weber, Utah. Marilyn was an exemplary homemaker, and raised their seven children in love, faith, and music; teaching kindness, manners, and integrity.

 

Marilyn’s legacy includes her seven grateful children: Melanie (Roark Neville), Jeanni (Brian Gould), Shane (Rebecca Bentley), Curtis (Bev), Sharon (Eric Halter), Paul (Becky Jo Brown), Matt (Jenni); twenty grandchildren; and thirty-four great-grandchildren. She is survived by her big sister Gwen (Wayne Roos) and sister-in-law Shirlene Hoopes.

 

She loved well, and was well loved.

 

Funeral services will be Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at the South Weber, Utah, Ward Chapel, 1401 East South Weber Drive. Friends and family are invited to gather Friday, December 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Boulevard, and Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch Park, 1718 Combe Road, Uintah, Utah.

 

Marilyn’s family is grateful to loving friends and neighbors in South Weber, Canyon Meadows Branch, the caring staff and administration of Petersen Farms, and Dignity Hospice.

 

Services will be live-streamed and available the day of the services and afterwards by scrolling to the bottom of Marilyn's obituary page at: www.lindquistmortuary.com, where condolences may also be shared.

 

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Visitation

Friday, December 15, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary

3408 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401

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Visitation

Saturday, December 16, 2023

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 16, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Interment

Saturday, December 16, 2023

12:30 - 1:30 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch

1718 Combe Rd, Ogden, UT 84403

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