Maryann Pedersen Clark|
October 3, 1949 ~ September 23, 2012
Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, Maryann Pedersen Clark passed away peacefully in her own home, surrounded by her family on September 23, 2012 in West Jordan, Utah after a valiant fight with cancer - 4th stage melanoma. She was born October 3, 1949 to Kristen Lawrence and Mary Withers Pedersen in Salt Lake City, Utah. She married her high school sweetheart Gregory Marvin Clark in the Salt Lake Temple on March 22, 1968 and together they shared 44 happy years. They were blessed with 4 wonderful children, 11 grandchildren. She graduated from Kearns High School and was Historian for the pep club where she would talk of fond memories and friends. Maryann was a "stay at home Mom" until her children were older and were in school. She has worked for Senator Jake Garn, Manpower, Granite School District and the LDS church.
Maryann has worked in the church and the community. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had a strong testimony of the Savior. She led in various capacities, from PTA president to leadership positions at the stake and ward level in primary and young women organizations. She dearly loved the children and youth and delighted in teaching young girls skills that they would be able to use throughout their lives. But to her family, the greatest gift was her ability to make those around her feel loved and accepted. She used all her gifts to serve her husband and children, her church family and her community. She had an eye for beauty and always had a flower garden of many bright colors, purple being her favorite that she would maintain every year starting early in the spring. She had a gift of quilting and a goal to make each grandchild a quilt last year. This she worked on very diligently and accomplished last year for Christmas in their favorite color or pattern. Her home was always clean and organized with everything in its place; it was always welcoming and a peaceful place to visit. Her homemade bread and cinnamon rolls were legendary especially at the fire station- everyone wanted her "buns". Now we are proud of you and so impressed with the positive attitude you have always had, never complaining to the very end. We will always have you in our hearts and love you dearly (even if you were a NASCAR junkie #88 to the end).
Maryann is survived by her husband Greg; children, Suzanne Atencio (Mark), West Jordan, UT Kristalyn Thornock (David), Huntersville, NC. John Clark (Janice), Kearns, UT Brittany Tischner (Andrew) Kearns, UT, her parents, sister Kris (Robert) Lemon, brother Kelly (Pam) Pedersen. She was preceded in death by her older sister Karen Withers.
Viewing: Thursday, September 27 from 6-8 pm at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley 1007 W. South Jordan Pkwy. (10600 S)
Funeral: Friday, September 28 at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held from 9:30-10:30 at the West Jordan Heritage Stake Center 7336 S. 3200 W.
Interment: Valley View Cemetery
Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com
Published in Deseret News from Sept. 25 to Sept. 27, 2012