Marilyn Martin Woodruff passed away at home June 6, 1998, in Hemet, California, following a year's battle with cancer.
She was born on November 27, 1930 in Alameda, California, to Samuel P. Martin and Ruth Wright Martin. She married Serge B. Woodruff on October 7, 1952, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, following her graduation from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.The family moved to Glendale/LaCresenta, California, where her husband was established in the banking business. They reared five children there. Marilyn was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, fulfilling stake and ward callings her entire adult life. From 1990-1993, she served with her husband as he presided over the Tennessee Nashville Mission and upon their return, served weekly in the San Diego Temple.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years and five children; two daughters, Wendy (Blaine) Kellogg, Fresno, CA; Amy (Michael) Mayer, Claremont, CA; three sons, Samuel M. (Cherri), Mesa, AZ; Matthew M. (Lisa) LaCanada, CA.; and David M. (Lynnae), Spokane, WA. She is also survived by a brother, Dean W. Martin (Marian) Salt Lake City; 26 grandchildren and one great-grandson.
Funeral service was held in Hemet, California. Service will also be held on Friday, June 12th, at 12 noon, at the Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 So. Highland Dr., Salt Lake City where friends and family may also call one hour prior to the service. Interment will be at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Valley Restart Center, Hemet, CA 92546.
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