Obituary of Marilyn Elda West
Marilyn Elda West, 86, passed away May 7, 2020, surrounded by family. Marilyn was born on August 20, 1933 in Park City, Utah, to Francis Odell Stanley and Elda Wilson Stanley, who both preceded her in death. She was the oldest of 4 children, Don, who preceded her in death, Rick (Beverly) Stanley and Larry Stanley. Marilyn married Gerald Powell West on November 27, 1957. He preceded her in death on August 24, 1997.
Marilyn is survived by daughters, Cheryl (Ron) Wood, Cathy (Kevin) Boerup and son, Gregory (Lisa) West, with 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Marilyn grew up in San Jose, California and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School. IBM brought the family to Tucson in 1978.
Marilyn was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served in various callings. She served as secretary in many capacities, assistant camp director, and for the last 42 years she published the weekly ward bulletin. She also served an eighteen-month mission in the Tucson Mission Office.
In her younger years, Marilyn worked in doctors’ offices as a medical assistant and later filing insurance claims. For 15 years she worked at her son-in-law’s printing business in customer service, learned typesetting as well as ran the Xerox copier. Marilyn enjoyed dancing with her husband in their younger years, was an avid reader and enjoyed sewing, cross stitch, following the Wildcats and discussing politics.
Her family will be holding a graveside service at Binghampton Family Cemetery (4001 N. Alvernon) in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday, May 16th at 10:00 am. All are welcome as there are no restrictions at the cemetery.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marilyn West, please visit Tribute Store