Marilyn Louise Nordberg Sharp

September 2, 1932 ~ December 31, 2020


Jan. 7, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary (260 East South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111)
  • Directions to Viewing
  • Service:

    Jan. 8, 2021
    11:00 AM
    Ensign Peak Ward (125 East North Sandrun Road)
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  • 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:

    Following the services, interment will be at Elysian Burial Gardens (1075 East 4580 South).


    Aunt Marilyn always was always a so kind and warm with me. She made me feel loved and special and it made a true difference in my life! As I think back on my childhood, I truly remember feeling that there was a empowering bubble of love, virtue, intelligence and strength when the matriarchs of our family (Grandma, aunt Jan, aunt Marilyn, aunt Velora and my mom) were together for our gatherings whether indoors or out. I remember many activities at the Nordberg's house and I think one of Marilyn's sibling's house in Bountiful who had a swimming pool! She orchestrated all of it, and I always loved being there! There was nothing better than knowing Jerry and Marilyn had summer plans to visit Salt Lake! I love you all!

    - David Moesser
    Our Thoughts and prayers are with you . Your mother was a beautiful and talented woman and we are grateful for our friendship with you. We, and our family, have many loving memories of our families spending time together with all of you throughout the years. May the Lord bless and comfort you at this time. Bob and Luanna Rowe David Rowe Lori Johnson Bruce Rowe Dana Swartz Matt Rowe

    - Luanna Rowe