Our sweet mother/Nana, grandmother and friend, Marian Quast Rudman (90), passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 6, 2023 in Sandy, Utah surrounded by family.
She was born May 21st 1933, in Burley, ID to Walter Fred and Grace Cleone Quast. She married the love of her life, Joseph Phillip Rudman on November 27,1953 in Burley, ID. They are the parents of two children: William (Rosemary), and Jan Brewer (Edward); and six grandchildren: Jessica, LeeAnn, William (William and Louise), Morgan, Bailey and Madison (Jan and Edward). Marian also has seven great grandchildren.
Marian and Joe owned and operated the Whittier Market also known locally as the Penny Candy store. Marian was a talented florist and she loved decorating for the holidays. Marian and Joe owned and operated Kaysville Flowers for a number of years. Marian later became a regional executive in the floral department of Skaggs/Alpha Beta. She loved her job but gave it up to move to St. George to start a baby clothing business with her husband Joe. Marian and Joe loved to watch Utah Jazz games together and discuss the games with her brother and sister in-law Harold and Sharon Quast. Marian loved to bake. She was known for her oatmeal raisin and cherry filled cookies. She loved sharing them with family, friends, neighbors and her doctors.
Marian and Joe did everything together, working, golfing, building and selling homes but their favorite activity was selling their home and exploring the United States in their RV for seven years. They travelled back and forth from Mississippi to Idaho with frequent stays in Arizona, Texas and Utah.
Marian was preceded in death by four brothers, three sisters and a daughter-in-law all of whom she dearly loved. Howard Mitchell (Reva), Keith Mitchell, Walter F. “Junior” Quast (Juneal), Gary Quast and Harold Quast (Sharon); three sisters, Beth Jenkins (Johnny), JoAnn Wilkins (Theron), and Verlan Hronek (Carl) and daughter-in-law Louise Cecil Rudman. Marian is survived by her husband, children grandchildren and great grandchildren and one sister, Maxine Connely (Raymond).
The family expresses their sincere appreciation to all of their doctors, Rocky Mountain Hospice and care givers at Cresent Heights Senior Living. You were all true professionals and full of compassion.
The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 29th, at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, Utah. To view the service, click the "Watch Services" button below or use this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81756496838