Marilynn Mae Nielsen Thompson

1925 ~ 2021


Nov. 11, 2021
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary Riverton 3688 West 12600 South, Riverton, Utah 84065
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    Nov. 12, 2021
    12:30 PM
    Bluffdale 8th Ward 15040 South Mountainside Drive (2400 W), Bluffdale, Utah 84065
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  • Marilynn Mae Nielsen Thompson was born Dec 11th, 1925 to May Catten and Anders Peter Nielsen in Magna Utah. Marilynn came into this world endowed with a spunky personality and unflinching love for truth. From a young age some of her fondest memories were of being the tomboy who would play ball with the neighborhood boys and of dancing to the button box played by her father. Even at the age of ninety-five she couldn’t help dancing to the sound of the button box and cutely delighted us with a performance from her bed.

    She began work as a secretary the day after graduating high school and it was while employed in this vocation that she was introduced to the gospel. In keeping with her personality she took the road less traveled and embraced the work with a determined and steadfast will. Life would throw many hurdles into her path and she would face them with the same resolution to “Find out for myself”; an admonition she continued to pass on to her posterity to the end.

    Marilynn worked tirelessly through the years as she raised her children, Kathleen, Janis, Marillee, Rebecca, Evelyn, Michael, Lorilee, Ann, Stephen, James, Caramie and Brennan. She leaves a growing posterity of 91 grandchildren, 290 great-grandchildren, and 61 great-great-grandchildren.

    Until the very end she maintained her dry sense of humor, a spotless house, and desire to do the will of the Lord. She was joyfully received into His arms and the arms of her beloved husband Owen on November 6th, 2021 while surrounded by her angels here on earth and in heaven.

    Marilynn’s life will be celebrated on Friday, November 12th at 15040 South Mountainside Drive (2400 W), in Bluffdale, Utah 84065. A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with the services to follow at 12:30. A separate viewing will be held the preceding evening (November 11th) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Larkin Mortuary at 3688 West, 12600 South in Riverton, UT. She will be laid to rest at the Taylorsville Cemetery 4567 S Redwood Road, Taylorsville UT 84123.

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    Thank you, grandma for teaching us to be ever learning, to love the truth, and appreciate a good root beer float and hamburger. We will miss you!


    We will miss her so very much! She was a friend and mother to me! I know how happy she is to be with her loved ones who she's waited so long to be with! Love to all her family! Jo Ann Washenko

    - Jo Ann Washenko

    Hi, Janis,

    I remember when the two of us would talk about our moms and how much we loved them. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May your happy memories bring you comfort at this time of grief. Hugs and my love to you. Thank you for all the wonderful work you did for me. I was always inspired by your dedication, expertise and dependability. I hope our paths will cross again someday.

    Warm regards,

    Carolyn Campbell

    - Carolyn Campbell