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Obituary: BRINTON, ARLINE

Published: Saturday, Sept. 20 2014 8:51 p.m. MDT

Arline Martindale Scott Brinton 1918 ~ 2011

Arline Martindale Scott Brinton, 92, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2011 following a brief illness. She was born in Pocatello, Idaho, November 7, 1918, daughter of Marion Clinton Martindale and Sarah Leone Marler Martindale. She attended Pocatello High School, University of Idaho, and studied piano at the Anderson School of Music. She served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Western States Mission. Afterward she became secretary to Elder John A. Widtsoe, of the Council of the Twelve Apostles. She also sang in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir for four years. On February 14, 1946 she married Verl Franklin Scott in the Salt Lake Temple when he returned from World War II. They raised seven children. Arline was active in church musical groups and enjoyed writing poetry and songs. An accomplished pianist, she taught piano in her home for many years. She volunteered for the American Cancer Society and was an active member of The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. Arline had many church callings including chorister, pianist, organist, choir director, Stake Primary President, Ward Relief Society & Primary Presidents. She also served beside her husband when he was called as bishop, stake president, and president of the Western States Mission (1966-1969) and the Philippines Missionary Training Center (1985-1988). She loved being a mission mother. She also supported him as he served for 30 years in the military, he retiring as a colonel in the Army National Guard. Her husband, Verl, died in 1989. In 1991 Arline married Marshall K. Brinton. They served a mission in the New York Rochester Mission as Public Affairs Directors for the Hill Cumorah Pageant. They served a Salt Lake Welfare Square mission and as Salt Lake Temple workers. Marshall passed away in 2007. Arline loved holding dinner parties for family and friends, organizing family reunions, and compiling genealogical records and scrapbooks. She loved her flower gardens and hearing her family sing together. She opened up her home to everyone. She travelled around the world and was able to visit 60 LDS temples. Her children and grandchildren were her greatest joy. Her optimistic attitude, musical talents, and gentle ways will be greatly missed. Her faith and testimony in the Savior always guided her life and touched all she knew. The family wishes to thank the caregivers of Sunrise of Sandy Assisted Living for their exceptional love and care. Arline is survived by children Colleen Curzon, Wendy & Thomas Medford, Jackie Mulcock, Paula & David Bjornn, Craig & Elizabeth Hansen, Barbara & Russell Hunter, Richard & Lee Ann Scott. She has 41 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren. Six Brinton children and their grandchildren also call her "Grandma." She is also survived by her brothers Melvin and Eldon Martindale. She was preceded in death by her husbands; daughter, Rhonda Hansen; son-in-law, Michael G. Curzon; and grandsons Jonathan, Michael and Seth Curzon. A viewing will be held at Holbrook Mortuary (3251 South 2300 East) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 25. The funeral will be held at Highland Park Chapel (2535 South 1300 East Frontage Road) at 12:00 noon Saturday, March 26. There will be a viewing before the funeral from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Mausoleum, 3401 S. Highland Drive, Salt Lake City. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the LDS Church Humanitarian Fund. Online memories and tributes can be sent to the family at www.holbrookmortuary.com