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Obituary for Sonya Simpson Marshall

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Sonya Simpson Marshall

July 11, 1935 - May 3, 2015

Sonya Simpson Marshall, 79, passed away May 3, 2015 from complication of Alzheimer’s.  She was born July 11, 1935 to F. Warren and Lucile Jones Simpson in San Jose, California.  She married Gerald Francis Marshall on September 11, 1954 in Wellington, Nevada.


Sonya was raised on the pioneer family Desert Creek Ranch, located in Wellington, Nevada.  She was an active cowgirl.  She raised 4-H show calves.  She attended Smith Valley High School and went to Nevada Girl’s State.  In 1953, Sonya entered Miss Rodeo Ogden where she won the title.  She attended Weber College.  She loved horseback riding, swimming, fishing, and traveling.  Sonya was also a volunteer juvenile probation officer, and a member of the Junior League of Ogden.  She served many years on the Ogden Pioneer Days committee as well as many other civic activates.


Sonya is survived by her husband, Gerald Francis Marshall; daughters: Cherie Rhodes, Rena O’Connell, Michelle Cinquino, Lorna Williamson, Monae Marshall Chandler; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, two nieces and two nephews.


Sonya is preceded in death by her sister, Mary Fletcher and son, Gerald Francis Marshall, Jr.


Graveside Services will be held on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00 am at Lindquist Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch, 1718 Combe Road, South Ogden, Utah.


In lieu of flowers the family has requested donations be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association of Utah, 855 East 4800 South, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84107.


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Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Date: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch


1718 Combe Road , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: July 11, 1935
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Condolences for Sonya Simpson Marshall

Nancy Field posted on 5/10/15

Dear Cherie, Judy told me that your mother had passed away and I have been checking the papers every day to see the obituary. I even texted Debbie Rhodes Smith to find out your mom's name and she was going to find out for me and I didn't hear back from her. Anyway, I still somehow missed seeing the obituary until tonight. I'm so sorry about your mom. She really wasn't very old. Alzheimer's is nasty stuff. I just pray that you will find peace and comfort by remembering all the good times and fun memories that made her special to you. My deepest sympathy and love, from Nancy Field


Rod and Terry (Marshall) Tuttle, Sharon Marshall posted on 5/7/15

Dear Gerald and Family, We are so sorry to hear about Sonya's passing. She was a kind and wonderful lady. We haven't seen your family for many years, but think of you all often. Please accept our sincere condolences during this time. Sincerely, Rod and Terry (Marshall) Tuttle, and Sharon Marshall


Judy Munoz posted on 5/7/15

Lorna, I am very sorry for the loss of your mom. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. If I can be of any help either professionally or personally, during this transition please don't hesitate to let me know. Sincerely, Judy Munoz


LaMar & Jackie Williamson posted on 5/6/15

Dear Lorna, Gerry, and all your family. We are so sorry about your lovely wife, mother, and grandmother. We admired her greatly. She was a genuine woman, she will live on through all of you. Please know we love you and hope for all of you to find peace and serenity .LaMar, Jackie and Charlie


Eva Barnett posted on 5/6/15

Jerry and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss. It has been a long time ago that we worked together at the Housing Authority, but I think of you often.


Branden Loock posted on 5/6/15

Prayers for the Marshall family from the Loock's. Sonja has been reunited with Jerry as he welcomed her with open arms. Such an amazing woman, with an amazing family. She will be missed.


Bill Henry posted on 5/6/15

Please accept our most sincere condolences. The Peach Tree Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.