Obituary: MARCHANT, MICHELLE

Published: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 1:27 p.m. MDT

Michelle Marchant "Nan"

Our sweet, beloved Michelle passed away on May 21, 2011 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was a cherished daughter, sister, aunt, niece, cousin and friend who has now returned to the loving arms of her Heavenly Father. Michelle was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 6, 1964 to Ralph T and Edith Hatch Marchant. She was the youngest of five children. Michelle always had great passion for the activities and people in her life. She received two degrees from the U of U in Marketing and Health Education. Between degrees she served an LDS mission in Sweden. Michelle loved her work with the County Health Department where she contributed to the well-being of others. She enjoyed her many friends and activities in church and her association with the people at "the pool". Michelle was creative, kind, loving and generous and loved doing things for other people when she was able. Because she wanted to make the world a better place for others, her Uncle DeLos called her "Little Miss Save the World". Michelle had many health challenges throughout her life and we know she is now rejoicing in her relief. Despite those challenges, Michelle always looked her best, even when she felt her worst. She had been working diligently to improve her condition. Michelle enjoyed time at the Hatch Ranch where she felt great solace and a strong connection to her pioneer heritage. Michelle always considered the happiness of her nieces and nephews and spent much of her time making them feel special and loved. We all miss her tremendously. Michelle is preceded in death by her father, Ralph. She is survived by her mother, Edith, sisters Sheralene Marchant and Pamela (Daniel) Gomez, brothers Brent (Irene) Marchant and James (Marilyn) Marchant, foster sister Barbara (Boyd) Silversmith and nine nieces and nephews who will miss their "Nan". Michelle, we love you "truly, madly, deeply". A celebration of her life will be held at noon on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at the Eastridge LDS Ward, 1250 E Murray-Holladay Rd. (4800 S). Viewings will be Tuesday, May 24 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 South State St., and from 11:00-11:45 a.m. preceding the funeral at the church. Interment at Murray City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations may be made to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.