Marilyn Kay Brunson McCleery

1956 ~ 2022


Celebration of Life

The Chateau at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah
Jun 20, 2022 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Marilyn Kay Brunson McCleery, 65, of Murray, Utah passed away peacefully on June 11, 2022, surrounded by her loved ones.

Marilyn was born in Salt Lake City on November 3, 1956. She attended South High School, married Don McCleery, June 1973 and they were later sealed in the Salt Lake temple in 1977. Don and Marilyn moved to Murray in 1982 and that is where they raised their family. Marilyn worked much of her career at Holladay Bank and Trust where she met her best friends. When Marilyn was younger, she liked to be involved in church sports and loved to help with church roadshows. Marilyn loved the holidays, Halloween and Christmas were her favorites. She loved country music, specifically Garth Brooks and Toby Keith. Marilyn’s most favorite pastime was Bingo and playing card games like, Poker, Twenty-one and Pinochle.

Her memory will be kept alive by her children, Chuck, Chris (Jentri) and Margo (Brandon) Johns. Her sister, Nancy (Tony) Hancock and brother, Stephen (Karen) Brunson. Her pride and joy, her grandchildren, Teagon and Mayvis and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald McCleery, her parents, Leland and Maxine Brunson, her son Nicholas and her brothers, Michael Brunson and William Brunson.

Family and Friends are invited to celebrate Marilyn in Sandy at a Celebration of Life from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Monday June 20, 2022, at The Chateau at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Interment in the South Jordan City Cemetery.


Guestbook/Condolences

Dear Chuck, Chris, and Margo Elease and family,
Our hearts go out to you in your grievous loss of your dear mother. My grandmother Elease Cook adored your father Don, him being the only nephew of her many adorable nieces. She would have loved your mother and all of you. Wishing you healing in the days and months ahead as you grieve her loss. We remember the fun time we had with your parents when they came out to visit my sister‘s home in Redwood City, California. No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for goodbye. Our sympathy and warmest thoughts are with you now.May you find comfort in knowing others care.
Sending our deepest sympathy,
Robin, Robert, Robert III, William, and Elease (Ayala) Peterson
Your California cousins


- Robin Peterson

Marilyn will be sorely missed, she was part of what we called The Sego Girls. I was blessed to be part of this group. Unfortunately, I recently moved to Oregon and haven't been able to attend some gatherings. Please know how special and fun her relationship was with us and we look forward to the day we meet again in God's grace. Prayers sent for peace for the entire family. 🙏


- Lynette McAllister

In behalf of the Longani family we are so very sorry for your loss. We love you and pray for your family.please stay strong and know that both Don and Marilyn are together forever again.


- Heidi

Chuck, Chris, and Margo, my heart and thoughts are with you all. Your mom was a part of our family. We loved her dearly. She would babysit us when we were younger and spent allot of time at our house before she married your dad. My grandparents welcomed her into their home and hearts before that. I would go long periods without talking to her and then we would call each other and the same love would be there every time. I hope your god memories will bring you some peace.
Love you all, Margo Richards.


- Margo Richards

I am so sorry for Marilyn's family's loss. Marilyn and I were friends since we were little kids. We laughed and played together for many years. I will miss her. I hope thinking of Marilyn will bring some comfort to her family in the days to come.
Beverly Branch


- Beverly Branch

My heart goes out to Marilyn's family on their loss. Not only was she a great person but she was also a very dear friend of mine whom I have known all my life. I will greatly miss her.


- Bonnie Clark