Marilyn May Sessions Parker of Logan, UT was reunited with her dear husband, Dean, on October 17, 2023. She passed away peacefully at the age of 92 with loved ones by her side.
Marilyn was born July 10, 1931 in Ogden, UT to Odell and Altha Sessions; the youngest of 3 girls. Marilyn grew up in Ogden and attended Weber High School where she met Dean. They were married in the Logan Temple for eternity shortly after he returned from his LDS Mission, and they did their best to help populate the world with 7 children, 34 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren (so far), who, along with all the in-laws, will all miss her phone calls on every birthday and anniversary.
She was never one to seek the spotlight, but was happiest playing a supporting role, helping her family to be successful. She devoted her life to supporting Dean and helping him in his business and raising their children, as well as serving faithfully in many positions in the LDS church, including many years as Primary President and Stake Relief Society President. Together, Marilyn and Dean served two LDS Church missions; the first to Hawaii and the second as Family History missionaries in Salt Lake City.
Her family, serving in the Church, helping others and being in the Temple were her greatest joys. After Dean passed away in 2009, she
spent countless hours working on humanitarian sewing projects and genealogy. Even after she could no longer sew due to her eyesight and arthritis, she kept busy doing family history with weekly appointments at the Family History Center, as recently as the week before her passing.
She spent the last 18 months living at Maple Springs Assisted Living, where she was always trying to make new friends and help anyone she saw in need. She was an amazing example to all who knew her, and she truly endured to the end.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, her husband, Dean, and her daughter, Kina. She is survived by six of her children: Lane (Susan) Parker of Logan, UT; Blake (Cheryl) Parker of Providence, UT; Tonia (Larry) Prewitt of Auburn, CA; Shellie (Ed) Pilkington of Logan, UT; Kory (Dawn) Parker of Lehi, UT; and Lance (Jennifer) Parker of Logan, UT; as well as her son-in-law Jim Adams of Yucaipa, CA. She is also survived by her 113 grand, great-grand and great-great- grand-children.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 28, at noon, in the Logan River 5th Ward meetinghouse located at 993 W 1000 S, Logan, UT. There will be viewings from 6-8 PM Friday, Oct 27 and Saturday before the services from 10:30-11:30 at the same location.
Funeral services will be livestreamed and can be viewed via the following link (passcode: Parker):
Condolences and memories may be expressed online at www.allenmortuaries.com.