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Obituary for Marie Courney

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Marie Courney

May 24, 1933 - August 23, 2015


Our lives will never be the same without you in it, but they are changed forever because you were.

Caroline Marie Courney was born on May 24, 1933 to Phillip and Marguerite Manley in Chandler, Colorado.  She grew up in Canon City, Colorado.  Marie attended the DePaul School of Nursing in Pueblo, Colorado, received a Nursing Diploma and became a Registered Nurse.  It was in Pueblo that she met her future husband, Robert.

Robert and Marie were married on October 8, 1954.  They lived in Pueblo where Marie worked at St. Mary Corwin Hospital and Robert worked as a civil engineer at the Pueblo Defense Depot.  Robert was transferred to Hill AFB in 1960.  He then accepted an assignment to Tachikawa AFB, Japan where the family lived for three years.  After living in Japan, they moved back to Roy, Utah where they remained the rest of their lives.

Marie worked at the “old” St. Benedict’s Hospital on Polk Avenue for many years.  In 1978, she went to work at Davis Hospital in Layton, Utah until she retired.  She was the head nurse of the Intensive Care Unit and later worked as the Infection Control Nurse.  She loved being a nurse and was admired by doctors, nurses, hospital staff, and especially patients.

Marie was a devout Catholic and has been a member of St. Mary’s Parish since 1960.  She enjoyed attending morning mass each day as well as Saturday evening mass.  Through the years she made many dear friends who will miss her.  She volunteered for many church activities with her favorite being cooking for church functions and funerals.  With her husband Robert, she traveled to Rome twice and saw Pope John Paul II each time.  Seeing the Pope and attending masses at the Vatican were the highlights of her trips.

Marie loved to cook and made big Sunday dinners for her family each week.  She was very proud of her rose garden.  She loved watching Lawrence Welk and she loved being with her children and grandchildren.

Marie is survived by her children Tom Courney, Roy, UT; Laura (Bill) Wilkinson, Ogden, UT; Carol Moody, Ogden, UT; Mary Courney, Layton, UT and Betty (Larry) Edwards, Eden, UT.  She has ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.  Her grandchildren are:  Kevin Courney, Colorado Springs, CO; Nate Henstra, Seattle, WA; Jared Dougherty, Roy, UT; Meggie (Ernie) Guerrero, Ogden, UT; Shawn Pettry, Ogden, UT; Hilary (Rob) Horn and Rachel Barney, Ogden, UT; Timothy Moody, Ogden, UT; Matthew Nichols, Riverdale, UT and Mary Nichols Riverdale, UT.  Her great-grandchildren are Jacob Dougherty, Allen Guerrero, Gabriel Guerrero, Ashley Barney, and Brenden Barney, all of Ogden, UT.  She is also survived by a sister Joan (Jim) Coppa of Canon City, Colorado and sister-in-law Dorothy Courney of Pueblo, Co.

Our family would like to thank Dr. Scott Moulton, CNS Hospice, and Visiting Angels Jodie and Rachelle.

Friends may greet the family on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

Funeral Mass will be on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:00 am at St Mary’s Catholic Church, 4050 South 3900 West, West Haven Utah.

Interment at 11:30 am at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.

There are no words to express how much she will be missed.  We love you.





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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Time: 10:00 am -

4050 South 3900 West, West Haven Utah

Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2015

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 - 36th St., , Ogden, UT, 84403

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Born: May 24, 1933
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Condolences for Marie Courney

Sharon Roghaar posted on 9/7/15

Mary, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My heart is with you. Sharon Roghaar


Theresa Sheffield posted on 8/27/15

Mary, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your mother was truly an exceptional woman who achieved many great and beautiful works, one of her greatest accomplishments was you. She raised a caring, friendly, happy, devoted, and successful daughter. Mary, your mom loved you, never have I seen a daughter so committed to the health and happiness of her mother. As I watched your mother age, I saw you step up and help her putting her wants and needs before your own. You set such a good example for the young children at St. Mary Church every week they watched you patiently walk your mother in the front doors and into the church. Rarely was Mass missed. You were very lucky to have such a great mom and she was equally blessed to have you for a daughter. My thoughts. prayers, and love are with you. God bless you and yours. Theresa Sheffield


Susan Kasting Cross posted on 8/26/15

I was saddened to learn of the passing of your mother. When we were all growing up I remember her as a strong, caring woman. She worked so hard as a nurse and still was a mother as well. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Sincerely, Susan Kasting-Cross


S.Michael Dougherty posted on 8/26/15

I am very sorry for the loss. Marie was one of the nurses that helped save my life after a bad auto accident.Later I became her son in law. I know she is with God now because of the numerous lives she helped save. Thank you Marie S.Michel Dougherty


Earle and Norma Dowd posted on 8/25/15

We are so sorry for your loss! We always enjoy seeing her at church. She was so friendly! What a wonderful LADY!!!


Meggie Guerrero posted on 8/25/15

I love and miss you so much grandma! You have helped make me who I am and am forever grateful to have had you in my life.