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Obituary: JAMES, MARLENE

Published: Monday, Oct. 20 2014 12:43 p.m. MDT

Marlene Joyce James "A Bushel & A Peck"

Marlene Joyce James, our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed away on June 17, 2011 in West Jordan, Utah after a long and courageous battle with diabetes and pulmonary fibrosis. She was born on August 6, 1936 in Salt Lake City to Vern Marco and Vadis Ardella Arnold Grow. She married her sweetheart H. Mervyn James on June 22, 1956 in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. Marlene graduated from Granite High School and attended the University of Utah. She loved children and worked as a Title I Specialist in the Granite School District for 32 years. She was member of the LDS Church, holding positions in the Primary and Young Women's organizations. Marlene's main devotion was to her home and family. She enjoyed handcrafts, interior decorating, the family cabin, collecting stuffed animals, mystery movies and celebrating holidays and birthdays with family. She loved dancing, watching airplanes flying overhead, going to Yellowstone, animals, games with family and making yummy treats. Marlene is survived by her husband, one son and three daughters, Craig M. James, LuAnn Halliday, Terry Lynne Erickson (Craig) and Joycelyn Stapley. She has 11 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Funeral services will take place on Wednesday, June 22, at 11:00 a.m. at the Westland 2nd Ward, 7171 South 2700 West, West Jordan, Utah. Visitations will be at Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East 10600 South, in Sandy, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening and from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services at the church on Wednesday. The family wishes to thank the staff at Jordan Valley Hospital for their loving care and support. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated at www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org Online condolences may be shared at www.larkincares.com.