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Ronald Jay Marx

08/16/1931 - 01/17/2020

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Ronald Jay Marx, 88, died peacefully on January 17, 2020 in Salt Lake City.  He was born August 16, 1931 in Sterling, UT, the son of Ervin Edgar and Edna Anderson Marx.

Ron graduated from Manti High School, class of 1949.  Following graduation, he served with the U.S. Navy in the Korean War.  After the war he married Marva Newman in the Manti LDS Temple.  They celebrated 65 years of marriage in November 2019.

Ronald graduated from Utah State University in 1958.  He taught Industrial Arts (metal shop) and stage crew for 34 years at Granite Park Jr. High School.  He was awarded Teacher of the Year for Granite School District in 1988.  His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and wood carving. He was able to fix or repair anything with an engine or around the house.  He was an avid deer hunter, also drawing out for a once in a lifetime bison tag.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Reva Wadsworth, Dixie Olsen, Sharon Thorup, and Carma Gunnerson.  He is survived by his wife Marva, children Ronald Craig (DeeAnn) Marx, Lori (Clay) Christensen, Douglas Lorin (Jeanette) Marx, and Stephen E. (Ynette) Marx, 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, brothers Robert Marx, Gary Marx, sisters Carol Trousdale and Dolores Yates.

A viewing will be held at the Springview Ward, 3151 So. 900 E. Salt Lake City, UT on Tues. January 21, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Services will be on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 10:30-11:30 am in the chapel at the same building with a viewing from 9:30-10:15 am.  Interment immediately following in the Manti Cemetery, Manti, UT.


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  • We are sure going to miss Ron and kind genuine friendship. Our sincere condolences Marva and family. We hope you have peace and comfort at this time.

    — Jared and Linda Miller
  • Ronald was a great uncle. We will miss his sense of humor, his knowledge and the great man that he was.

    — Camille and Brent Miller

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