Our beloved wife, mother and grandmother, Marilyn Farley died on May 28, 2013 after a long fight with Alzheimer’s disease. Marilyn was born in Lisle, Illinois in 1936. She was the seventh of ten children born to Wendell and Beatrice Doerr.
Marilyn met Daniel Farley, and they were married in 1957. She knew Daniel was the one for her because he was brave enough to face her five brothers! This June would have been their 56th wedding anniversary.
Marilyn and Daniel were rarely apart during their 56 years together. In their later years, they spent countless hours hiking the mountains east of Ogden, Utah. They often traveled to Bend, Oregon, Ruby Mountains Nevada and Southern Utah to pursue their passion for hiking the beautiful mountains of the West. Daniel and Marilyn were proud of the fact that, even in their 70’s they could climb to Angel’s Landing faster than most of their children and grandchildren!
The Farley’s started their married life in Lisle, Illinois. When Daniel finished college, they moved to the Denver area. While in Colorado, they were blessed to adopt their first child, Thomas. Less than a year later, they were blessed to add another child, their first daughter, Karen. Two years later, they were blessed again when Janet was added to the family. Marilyn loved her children, and was always grateful for their presence in her home.
Marilyn worked as a legal secretary for 20 years. First in Ogden, where she spent five years at Olmstead, Stein and Campbell and 15 years in Salt Lake City at the law offices of Watkiss, Dunning and Skordas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Paul and sisters Alice and Blanche. She is survived by her husband Daniel, son Thomas (wife Cindy), and daughters Karen Mueller and Janet Halley (husband Andrew). She is also survived by ten grandchildren and her siblings: Elaine, Del, Ronnie, Carl, Gene and Barbara.
The family would like to thank Brenda from Summit Hospice and Phyllis from Visiting Angels for their kind support. The Farley children would also like to thank their father Daniel for his wonderful example of patience, love and sacrifice as he cared for Marilyn over these past several years. Dad, your example will never be forgotten!