Marilyn Ruth South Wilhelm, 90, of North Logan passed away on September 9, 2022 after a long struggle with heart disease and other health problems. She was born February 10, 1932 in Woodruff, Utah. She was the daughter of Edward Cannon South and Mildred Cox South, and the eldest of five children. She married Ray Wilhelm on August 3, 1949 in the Logan LDS Temple.
She is survived by her husband Ray Wilhelm, North Logan; her children, Gloria (Larry) Hall, Morgan; Rod (LuAnn) Wilhelm, North Logan; Monte (Janet) Wilhelm, Wellsville. She is also survived by five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, one brother, Paul South, Lawrence, Kansas, many nieces and nephews, and former daughter-in-law, Marie Powers.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Barbara South and Carol South; and a brother, Lawrence South.
Marilyn lived life valiantly and loved many things about life, especially her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She always said that the years when her children and grandchildren were young were her happiest times. She loved music, was an expert at embroidery, loved sharing with others, particularly finding the perfect gifts for those she loved. She made and donated baby quilts to various organizations. She also volunteered at Logan Regional Hospital, and later on at the Logan LDS Temple. She worked at Zion’s Bank, and then for many years at USU Bookstore where she loved to assist others. She made many great friends among her fellow employees, friends she loved dearly for the rest of her life. She loved Christmas and other holidays and looked forward to the first picnic in spring, which was her favorite season. She loved to read and encouraged a love of reading in her children. Her grandchildren loved to go to Grandma’s house for fun sleepovers. She was an excellent cook, and everyone loved her wonderful meals. She was a great mother and knew how to make work a fun experience and how to find joy and laughter, even during the trials of life. Her sense of humor helped her to endure life well. She was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saints and served in many callings and especially loved working with children in the Church. Some children who were not family members also loved her and called her “Grandma.”
A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 12:00 noon at the North Logan Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Allen Mortuary 400 East 1800 North in North Logan from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 15. A brief viewing will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, September 16, also at the Allen Mortuary in North Logan. A graveside service will then be held at the North Logan Memorial Park at 2200 East on 2500 North in North Logan.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Primary Children’s Hospital.
We wish to thank the loving staff at Legacy House and the Hospice staff who cared for Mom. We also express appreciation to the medical staff at the Intermountain Cancer Center of Logan, and the other doctors and staffs that have assisted her in her needs. She truly appreciated their kind service and help in making her comfortable.