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Marian Elaine Bohm

September 1, 1924 — April 6, 2022

Marian Elaine Hybl Bohm (97) was born September 1, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois and died on April 6, 2022 in Logan, Utah. She was the daughter of Martin John Hybl and Marie Barbara (Mae) Hula. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence John Bohm, and her parents and siblings. Her older sisters were Mildred Komarek, and Adeline Hybl. Her younger brother was Martin John Hybl II. Mom grew up loving to dance, stretch, and exercise. She was a ballerina and a ballet teacher in her youth. Later she worked as a member of the Signal Core and made large deposits of funds in a bank for that organization. Marian had a bodyguard to accompany her for these major deposits. She met her future husband at Stephen F. Bohm’s private swimming pool in Hinsdale, Illinois. Clare was a lifeguard there at his father’s pool and Marian thought he was very handsome. She loved watching him swim and dive. She grew fond of Clare’s parents. Clare was drafted into the Army and was stationed in Burma during the war. They communicated together with frequent letters and became very close through the mail. When Clare returned home from the war, Mom and her Dad designed a beautiful custom dress for the reunion. Martin Hybl, Marian’s father was a fine tailor trained in Czechoslovakia. The reunion was very special and Marian decided then she would marry him. Mom and Dad lived near the family swimming pool and set up their home in a refurbished gas station. After some time, Dad decided to use the GI bill to get an education at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Dad started to think of other options as he labored through his freshman year at college. He was originally interested in becoming a game warden in the wildlife management program. He learned that it was very unlikely for the graduates to get a job as a game warden. He visited a fox farm in what is now called “the Island” in Logan, hoping to get some advice. The farmer discouraged Clare from becoming a fox farmer and encouraged him to look into mink ranching. Clare did so and through the financial help of his father purchased a mink ranch, home, and property in Sandy, Utah. Clare and Marian not only raised mink there, but also three sons: Bruce Clare, Lance William, and Dale Martin. Mom was an excellent mother, but there was a learning curve. She would tell stories about Millie, her oldest sister, and her trying to figure out newborn baby care. She said more than once that “they had trouble deciding which end of the baby to powder”. Mom said that she piled the blankets onto Bruce when she put him down for a nap or during the nighttime. Bruce developed a bad rash and she took him to her pediatrician. He scolded her for cooking her son and suggested just a light baby blanket would take care of the problem. Mom cooked three meals a day for her family and we almost always ate our meals together. Mealtimes were a great time to communicate with each other and helped us become a very close knit family. Dad overruled Mom about giving her boys dance lessons and wanted them to grow up being outdoorsmen. However, Mom made the holidays very special for her sons. She would construct wonderful Easter Baskets for them that were a work of art. They were filled with goodies the boys would love and she helped the Easter Bunny find a place to hide them each Easter morning during their childhood days. The Easter baskets were truly a work of art with colored cellophane around them topped with a beautiful bow. Mom made Christmas exciting. Santa would come twice to our home. The first time was on the night of Dec. 5, and Santa filled our hung stockings with goodies and also on Christmas Eve. Mom even arranged to have Santa make a personal visit on several Christmas Eve’s. Mom and Dad took their boys on some wonderful and unforgettable trips.They left us one time early in our childhood with our grandparents in Miami, Florida. Mom later lamented that they missed their boys so much that they would never do that again. Mom and Dad offered to put their sons through college and only asked that they would help where they could on the mink ranch. Furthermore, they paid us for working for them. Mom and Dad helped us finance our cars through them and never even hinted at us paying them interest. They insisted that we hold off getting a car until late in our senior year so that we could start out with a new car instead of a junker car earlier in our lives. Mom and Dad have been doting grandparents and have always been available to help when asked. They never were intrusive. They helped their sons through the good times and the bad. Mom and Dad purchased a second mink ranch between Draper and Sandy Utah. Later they would sell their Sandy home and temporarily live on the other ranch property. They built their dream home in Granite, Utah during this time. It was a custom designed home with a circular living room, many rooms, a dumb waiter, and a great view of Salt Lake Valley. We watched quite a bit of TV when we were young. We all loved to watch the program, Bonanza, in which the Cartright ranch was called Ponderosa. They began calling their new home the Ponderosa. It was a beautiful home which all of us loved and everyone in the family benefited from it. Later the north Sandy home and ranch property were sold and the mink moved entirely to the south Sandy ranch. Mom and Dad bought some property in Young Ward in Cache Valley. It is interesting that the 10 acre property was bought with a $100 check and a handshake that the remainder of the money would be paid later. Bruce married Judy Gaisford and had two sons, Stephen and Ryan. Later Bruce and Judy would adopt Mike, and much later have a baby girl, Aleisha. After being forced out of the mink business, Bruce became a public school teacher. Lance married Teri Gatherum and had two girls with her, Kara and Lauren. He later divorced and married Brenda Budge. He adopted her son, Ryan Matthew and had two more children, Derek and Jessica. After being forced out of the mink business, Lance worked for the USDA and later for the FDA.

Dale was not interested in being a mink rancher. He married Lezlie Noland and did various marketing jobs including being a Realtor. Later he divorced Lezlie and moved to Seattle. He later met and married Susie Main. Dale has become a great step-father to Emily Jo and Remi and then a grandfather. Susie and Dale still live in the metropolitan Seattle area in Washington.

Lance built the cabin on the Young Ward property for Mom and Dad and then lived in it. Dad, Lance, and Bruce built their sheds and outbuildings on the same property and ran the three ranches separately much of the year, but worked together at pelting and helped each other out the other parts of the year. We enjoyed mink ranching together. Mom was excellent at what we call tailoring the mink. She would teach the girls how to do it right. We had a lot of good times in the mink business together. Times change, and mink went out of fashion because of the animal rights movement and other factors. Lance and Bruce found other occupations, but stayed in Cache Valley. Mom and Dad sold the ranch and Dad worked for the forest service and a car wash. Mom worked as a travel agent and also developed her own company called “Skull Bands”. She even trademarked the name. Mom made quality headbands and some other ski accessories. They moved north to Cache Valley and lived in Yorkshire Village.There they met some people who became friends for the rest of their life, Larry & Marcella Gardner and Keith & Gwen Grover. Then they moved to Woodside Dr. They moved into Pioneer Valley Lodge for a few years. Their final home was Legacy House of Logan. There they were well taken care of by the residents and staff. Some of the staff have become like family and have become lifelong friends. Angel, Robyn, and Kaysha are a few of the fine people they met there. Our dear father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Clarence Bohm, passed away July 30, 2018. Mom tried to make the best of this very difficult situation and pressed on for almost 4 years. On Tuesday, March 29th, Mom somehow broke her hip (upper femur to be specific). She died Wednesday, April 6th from complications of the fracture. We love our dear mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

Mom loved to cook for her family and friends. She always had delicious meals and had beautiful table settings. She would make multiple course dinners. Mom was known for her pies and authentic Czech meals. One time she even sent a blueberry pie through the mail to her grandson serving a mission in New York. She gave many pies and cookies to neighbors and friends.

Mom dressed elegantly. Her father taught her that she should dress so that she never hurt anyone's eyes. She was always very well dressed and loved to have nice clothes and pretty jewelry.

Mom was always such a joy to be around. She made everyone feel welcome and we had many very happy times together. She was really the life of get-togethers.

Mom and Dad traveled all over the world. They absolutely loved to travel. They had a world map with pins in it representing all the places they went to. Next to her family, traveling was a highlight of her life.

Mom loved to sew. She made things for her home as well as outfits for her boys. Later she loved to sew dresses for her granddaughters.

Marian and Clare are survived by their 3 sons, Bruce (Judy) Bohm, Lance (Brenda) Bohm, Dale (Susie) Bohm, 11 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild with at least one more Great Grandchild on the way!

A graveside service will be held at 1 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy, Utah) on April 9, 2022.
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Saturday, April 9, 2022

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