Maurine Jepsen Williams, 78, passed away unexpectedly on November 21, 2021 due to complications resulting from a COVID infection. Maurine was born November 18, 1943 in Preston, Idaho. Her early years were spent in southern Idaho near Glencoe, Oxford, and Clifton. The Jepsen family moved to Ogden in May 1951. Maurine attended Wahlquist Junior High and graduated from Weber High School in 1961. She was active with the marching band at Weber where she played the baritone and the trombone.
Maurine had a wonderful talent for playing the piano and the organ. She studied music with prominent instructors in Ogden and later at Weber State University. She excelled at playing classical music from composers such as Debussy, Chopin as well as the LDS Church hymns. Maurine graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She taught at Park View and Marlon Hills elementary schools.
Maurine married her long-time sweetheart, James Blair Williams on April 12, 1968 in the Salt Lake LDS temple. Maurine dedicated her life to her husband and family of four sons, for which they are eternally grateful. Maurine and Jim celebrated 53 years of marriage and were always devoted and in love with each other. She was always willing to serve and sacrifice for her family. Maurine retired in 2004 after working for 20 years with the IRS, primarily in Human Resource. Maurine enjoyed cooking and baking, and her family delighted in her delicious bread, cookies, cinnamon rolls and apple pies.
Maurine was devout in her faith. She always did her best to show a good example to her family. She served as Ward organist and Primary pianist for many years. Maurine was a kind-hearted person and a happy, positive soul. She was blessed with 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren and delighted in reading stories and playing checkers and other games with them.
Maurine is survived by her husband, James Blair Williams, her four sons, Curtis J. Williams [DanNiese] of Ogden, Mark J. Williams of South Ogden, Jeffrey B. Williams of South Ogden, Brent J. Williams [Brina] of Ogden, and her sister, Zola Fullmer of South Ogden.
A viewing for family and friends will be held Friday, December 3, 2021 from 6-8 PM at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden UT. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11 A.M, also at Leavitt’s Mortuary.
Interment at Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park.