The loving and tender spirit of Marilyn Mae Olson (Waring) Dalton, 57, was released from our earthy bonds to find comfort and peace within the Lord's care and forever within the hearts of her loved ones. This wonderful woman passed away on January 30, 1991, after a lingering illness.
Marilyn was born December 15, 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah to goodly parents, Dewey Hillmer and Jennie Louise Dolmer Olson. She was raised in a warm, stimulating and spiritual environment. Marilyn loved life and its endless possibilities. She was a lover of fine art and music; a voracious reader of thousands of good books; a terrific bridge player (with her beloved Kappas); a business woman of character; a spunky bowler; a lover of nature and of her peaceful walks in Southern Utah, and she especially loved her children. But overall Marilyn was a cheerleader of the downtrodden and she spent her entire life in the service of other people.She was an accomplished business woman, working first as office manager of her father's Olson Service Company, then for Uranium Reduction Company, Taft & Company and New York Life Insurance Company, followed by a successful 20 year career in real estate which she began with Capson Investments as an agent, later as a broker created her own company, Distinctive Properties. Marilyn was a natural leader and was chosen to serve in numerous positions where she could give her 110%. She was vice president of the Girls Association (Spurs) at Granite High School, 1950-51, and then was elected Studentbody Vice President of Granite High, 1951-52. She attended the University of Utah majoring in music theory, and became a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. She was listed in "Who's Who of American Women"; served as P.T.A. President of Crestview Elementary; served as president of Kappa Kappa Gamma's Alumnae Association; and served as vice president and then president of the Home Builders Auxiliary of Greater Salt Lake, 1988-90.
She was an active member of the LDS Church giving service first as a young girl with the Golden Gleaners, as stake laurel representative, later as ward choir director for numerous years, followed by multiple positions within the Relief Soceity and most recently as a genealogical extractor. Marilyn was married to Ryder Christian Waring on December 10, 1954, later divorced. She married Harvey Gubler Dalton on September 12, 1977.
She is also survived by two daughters and a son, Kari Louise Waring Schaerrer (Mrs. Mark), Stacie Ann Waring (the future Mrs. L. Rex Sears), both of Salt Lake City; and Mark Christian Waring, Mesa, Arizona; two brothers, Vernon Dee Olson, Provo; and Dewey Howard Olson, Rockford, Illinois; four stepchildren, two girls and two boys: Susan Dalton Smith (Mrs.Jack), Medford, Oregon; Gina Dalton, Atlanta, Georgia; Don R.Dalton and Kirk U. Dalton, both of Salt Lake City; eight grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins and her long time pals: Kathryn O., Gerrie D., Joan S., George S.; and the "Gold Dust Twins": Ron S. and Tom B.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 2nd, 1991 at 12 noon, in the Willowcreek 4th Ward, 2400 East Alta Canyon Drive (8575 South). Friends may call at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, Friday, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, at the ward, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
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