Marlene Ann Freeman Dent

May 11, 1932 ~ June 1, 2020


June 4, 2020
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 East Dimple Dell Road
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  • Marlene Ann Freeman Dent, age 88, passed-away in the arms of her children on June 1, 2020 due to complications from a pneumonia.
    She had a full, glorious life and her family was always at the center. She is now at peace and free of pain.

    Marlene was born May 11, 1932 in SLC, UT. She married her eternal love, George Gaylord Dent on October 20, 1950 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They were together on Earth for 54 years but with each other always and forever.

    Marlene was a passionate supporter of her children and grandchildren and, as a master-fan, easily spent more than 10,000 hours as a spectator and sponsor of their sports and activities. We know she will carry this on from heaven. At her core she was a kind, compassionate, and generous human being - unless you were an official at one of her kids sporting events.

    She was an award-winning holiday decorator and pleased hundreds with her spectacular Christmas village displays. In addition to raising her kids, she worked most of her life outside the home, including 20 years for HUD where she helped thousands of families find and buy a home as a Realty Specialist. Her mind was sharp as a tack and she wasn’t afraid to speak her mind.

    Marlene is survived by two daughters Pam (Jay) Anderson and Lisa (Rich) Absher and one son Danny (Kim), two daughter’s-in-law Sharon Dent (Gaylord-deceased) and Pam Dietz (Brad-deceased), 16 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, a sister Wanda (Alex) Pahl, a brother Ronald Freeman, a sister-in-law Kathy Freeman (Charles-deceased) and a brother-in-law Homer Williams (Betty-deceased). Preceded in death by husband George, two sons Gaylord and Brad Dent and one grandson Michael Dent.

    Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020, 12:00 Noon at Larkin Sunset Gardens 1950 E 10600 S, Sandy, UT. Visitation will immediately precede graveside services from 11:00 -12:00 p.m. For those attending in person, social distancing and masks are encouraged, especially indoors.


    My dear cousins, I am so sorry! Aunt Marlene was always such a joy to be around. She was funny and between her and Uncle Gay, the laughs kept coming when they were around. I love her so much. I wish I could be there for the funeral but I have some issues right now that won't allow me to drive, much less drive 3 hours to be there. Please sent me a program and copies of any pictures you take. I hate that I can't be there. Love you so much, Shauna

    - Shauna Sargent
    Dannycand family, we are so very sorry about the loss of your mom. Marlene was a great lady, and I always enjoyed seeing her at family gatherings. Our deepest sympathy to your whole family, and may God bless you all !! RIP Marlene... you are reunited with so many other members of your family now..

    - The Hallman family