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Obituary for Marlene Adams Young

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Marlene Adams Young

October 17, 1932 - October 1, 2014

West Haven – Marlene Adams Young, a wonderful loving mother, grandmother, step-grandmother, great step-grandmother, and sister passed away on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at her home. She passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side.
Marlene was born October 17, 1932 to Oliver R. Adams and Delores D. Horrocks in Ogden, UT. She lived almost all her life along the Wasatch Front moving only when her career warranted a move. Marlene worked at the U.S. Navy base in Clearfield, UT from 1950 – 1954. From 1954 to when she retired in 1983 Marlene worked for Mountain Bell Telephone Company. She began as a secretary and worked her way up to manager prior to retiring. She had a wonderful career and developed many close relationships with co-workers that remained to her death.
Marlene’s passion throughout her life was being involved in charitable organizations. Her association with Epsilon Sigma Alpha International Sorority was some of the most fun and rewarding times of her life. Marlene served as Chapter, City Council, and State Council President on several occasions. The friendships and camaraderie she shared with her sorority sisters enriched her life as well as supporting causes such as St. Jude’s Children Hospital. Marlene also served as Secretary on the board of the Egyptian Theatre Foundation. Marlene also served with the Bonneville Chapter of Telephone Pioneers.
Marlene married Raymond Carl Young in 1959. They had a wonderful , loving marriage until his death in 1994.
Surviving are her son, John “Randy” Young, San Diego, CA; step-son, Dean Neville, Ogden; step-daughter, Jan (Steve) Hall, Deer Lodge, MT; one grandson; seven step-grandchildren; eighteen great step-grandchildren; three sisters, Dixie (Ed) Fournier, Hayden Lake, ID, Franceen Sears, Salt Lake City; Ann Rene Shultz (Joe), Ogden; two brothers Tammy (Trish) and Stacey Adams, both of Ogden. Marlene shared a special bond with all her nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two brothers.
The family wishes to express a heartfelt thank you to Intermountain Hospice for the compassionate care they provided to Marlene during the last months of her life, specifically to nurse Julie, Chaplain Mary and social director, Marcos.
In lieu of flowers, Marlene requested donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 11 am at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836-36th St., Ogden, with a viewing one hour prior to service.
Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Memosrial Park.
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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Time: 10:00 am -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Leavitt’s Mortuary

836 – 36th St.

Ogden, UT


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Part

836-36th St.

Ogden, UT

Interment will be directly after the funeral


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Born: October 17, 1932
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Devi Fournier posted on 10/4/14

Dear aunt Sally, You taught me so much about kindness and generousity from my very first memories of you when I was just a little girl. You had such a profound impact on my life and how I have chosen to navigate it. I am so blessed and truly honored to be your niece. Knowing you are at peace also brings much peace to me and your family, though your beautiful mortal self will be missed immensely. I love you Aunt Sal!