Marlene Bair Gibson |
August 23, 1950~June 13, 2014
South Ogden, UT-Marlene Bair Gibson, 63, passed away on June 13, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family. She died of cholangiocarcinoma.
She was born August 23, 1950 in Ontario, OR, daughter of Cecil R. and Thelda Hunter Bair. She grew up in New Meadows, ID, near Payette Lake. She moved to Oregon with her family in 1967 and graduated from Nyssa High School in 1968.
Marlene married the love of her life, Roy Montgomery Gibson, on March 18, 1969, in the Logan LDS Temple. They have three children, Melanie Fairchild of Kaysville, Jaren (Stephanie) Gibson of West Jordan, and Leah (Todd) Clark of Farmington.
Marlene was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many leadership capacities throughout her life. Later in her life, she served two full-time missions with her husband. They first served as Senior Missionary Coordinators for the Welfare Services Department at the Church Office Building (Salt Lake City). And in August 2013, they returned home from the Germany Berlin Mission, having served in the mission office.
In 2007, Marlene completed her 30 year career for the Internal Revenue Service, where she worked primarily in software development. She developed many lasting friendships with her co-workers.
Marlene was always positive-minded and charitable in her words and actions. Many were fond of her thoughtful and kind nature. She enjoyed spending time with her beloved family, golfing and traveling with her husband.
She is survived by her husband, three children, father and five siblings: Wendy (Newell) Cleaver, Lora (Greg) Widman, Leann (Jeff) Allen, Craig (Shawn) Bair, and Nikki (Curtis) Berry, along with 12 grandchildren, Tori, Tess, Hannah, Bennett, Hallie, Maren, Elissa, Bryn, Claira, Bethany, Taylor and Mia. She was preceded in death by her mother.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at the Burch Creek 2nd Ward Chapel, 5161 S. 1300 E., South Ogden, UT. Friends may visit with family at a viewing which will be held at Myers Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT on Wednesday, June 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to services from 9:40 to 10:40 a.m. at the church.
Interment will be at the West Weber Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the many doctors, nurses and GI Medical Oncology team who cared for Marlene at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, along with Dr. Aaron Frodsham and nurses with the Interventional Radiology team.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.myers-mortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune from June 15 to June 22, 2014