Marilyn Sharp passed away peacefully at her granddaughter’s home in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday, December 31, 2020. She was born the youngest of three children in Salt Lake City on September 2, 1932 to Harry Roland and Elsie Harline Nordberg. Marilyn graduated from South High School and the University of Utah with a BA in Music. After graduating from the University of Utah she married her high school sweetheart, Gerald Sharp, on June 23, 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Marilyn was a beautiful, artistic, and talented woman who blessed her family and community with music and love. She loved the Lord and loved her family and showed her commitment to both through a lifetime of service. If Marilyn wasn’t directing a choir, she was singing in one and even served for 7 years on the General Church Music Committee where she coordinated each of the special choirs invited to sing in General Conference at the Tabernacle. After raising her family across California, Maryland and Florida Marilyn and Gerry returned to Salt Lake City so she could care for her father in the later years of his life.
Marilyn is survived by her children LeAnne (Jeff), Lorilynn (Doug), Susan (Stan), Jonathan (Toynet) and Michael (Diane) and 17 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald, her parents, her sister Lorraine Nordberg MacKay and her brother Harry Don Nordberg. A special thank you to the wonderful people at Summit Senior Living and Symbii Home Health for all their compassion and care in looking after Marilyn.
A Viewing will be held on Thursday, January 7th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Larkin Mortuary (260 East South Temple) and Friday, January 8th, from 9:30 to 10:45 am at the Ensign Peak Ward (125 East North Sandrun Road). Funeral Services will follow on Friday, January 8, 2021 at 11:00 am. Because of COVID-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited at the Funeral Service. The services have been recorded and can be viewed here: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/RBCJYkInT4xYicSeyhmNYjy1DKxoAeQd2GIUKa8CP5iiHWS88WbIWt50fE5cbtav.GlI0GJEMt9Z5QtaL?startTime=1610128354000
Following the services, interment will be at Elysian Burial Gardens (1075 East 4580 South).