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Obituary for Marilyn Newton

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Marilyn Newton

Died: July 18, 2013

Marilyn Newton, age 76, passed away in Ogden on Thursday, July 18, 2013 after a short and valiant battle with cancer in the presence of loved ones.  She was born August 18, 1936 in Tremonton, Utah to Edward Elton (Bish) and Mary C. Buxton Newton.


Marilyn graduated from Bear River High School in 1954.  She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Utah State University and went on to earn her Master’s Degree from Weber State College.


Marilyn taught in Kamas, Utah for one year.  Then she taught at Washington Terrace Elementary for 10 years.  The last 20 years of her career Marilyn taught at Roosevelt Elementary, teaching 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th grades.


Marilyn was an avid reader and loved teaching, traveling, seeing and learning about new things.  She was very talented and enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting and embroidery work.  Marilyn was an active member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Lelivre and Alpha Delta Kappa.


Marilyn is survived by  her two sisters, Sherleen (Jan) Wynn from Mapleton and Lou Ann (Steven) Bessinger from Washington Terrace; eight nieces and nephews: Michelle, Mike, Angie, Bruce, Dan, Mark, Tracy and Miriam; 26 grand nieces and nephews, one great-grand niece and two great-grand nephews.


The family would like to express its gratitude to the staff at Crestwood Care Center and all of her friends there.


Funeral Services will be held Monday July 29th, 2013 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden at 11:00 a.m.  There will be a viewing at the mortuary from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday July 28th and also on Monday prior to the services from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m.  Interment will be at the Riverview Cemetery in Tremonton, UT.  Online condolences may be made at


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LuAnn posted on 7/29/13

Dear family of Marilyn, So sorry to hear about Marilyn. I am a member of ADK. I did not get to know her very well since I have only been a member for a few years. She was dearly loved by our group and we will miss her. My thoughts are with you at this time. LuAnn Downs


Patsy [Peterson] Tremelling posted on 7/29/13

So sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet sister. I enjoyed the visits with her when I would go to Creastwood to see my Mother. I also appreciate how kind Marilyn was to my Mother. I know she was one of the people who playing "Kings in the Corner" with my Mom. My thoughts are with you at this time.


Lynnette (Hunt) Chadwick posted on 7/28/13

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I was a student of Miss Newton. I feel very blessed to have had Miss Newton as my 6th grade teacher. She was one of the best teachers that I had. She was very patience and kind to all of her students. Along with teaching us we also had fun doing it. She really prepared us to go to Jr. High. When I think of the teachers my children have had, I wish they could have had one like Miss. Newton. Again my condolences to her family.


Kathy Archibald posted on 7/27/13

Dear Family of Marilyn, I taught with Marilyn at Roosevelt Elementary in 4th grade. I adored her. She was so supportive, accepting, and encouraging to me. She was just what I needed. I'm sure you will miss her humor and twinkling eyes at your Bear Lake trips and other good family times. I will miss our her too. Sincerely, Kathy Archibald


Marco Stokes Orton posted on 7/27/13

Sherleen and Lou Ann I am so sorry to hear about Marilyn. She was one of my favorite people. Sherleen, I am so glad she was able to go on our class reunion cruise with us. It was a lot of fun. I remember all the fun times we had in the East Tremonton neighborhood. . I would come to the funeral but we are leaving town Sunday morning. Sending you all my love and sympathy.


Scott Jensen posted on 7/24/13

Very sorry to hear of the passing of what I consider to be one of the best friends of kids & teachers ever. Marylin was a great mentor and advocate for young people and always a good listener. My sympathy to her entire family, but especially to The Bessingers. May you rest in peace dear lady. Say hi to my pops!!


Trisha Clark posted on 7/24/13

I'm so sorry to hear about Miss Newton. She was my 6th grade teacher at Roosevelt many years ago. Although I hadn't seen her in 25 years, I have thought about her from time to time. I was so excited when she picked me to be a student crossing guard in 6th grade. She was a kind lady and a great teacher. My condolences to her family. My prayers are with you all.