Verla Oviatt Davies Marston 1917 ~ 2011

Verla Marston, 93, loving mother, proud grandmother and great-grandmother, sister, and faithful friend, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 23, 2011.Born August 24, 1917 in Ephraim, Utah to Orrin Eugene and Eva Laurel Oviatt. She was the oldest of five children. In 1939 she married Herbert I. Davies in New York City, later sealed in the Manti LDS Temple in 1940. Verla and Herb had two daughters, Patricia and Dorothy. After Herb passed away in 1966, Verla met and married Fred Marston in 1969 in California. They were married for 32 years. She enjoyed traveling and has been to Europe three times. She had many talents and loved to sew and do counted cross stitch pictures and made 25 beautiful cross stitch Christmas stockings for her family. She was an avid fan of the SF 49'ers and the Utah Jazz. Verla was a gifted pianist and organist. Her great love for music was more than a hobby it was her life and her piano playing has blessed the lives of many for over 83 years. For the last 12 years she has lived at Highland Cove Retirement. Everyone there marveled at her talent of piano playing for programs, chorus, church, and especially for bringing together many residents for their weekly sing-a-longs to sing the "oldies". Verla and her music will be greatly missed by her friends there. Verla was very proud of and loved her family. She is survived by her two daughters, Pat Stagg (Ted) SLC, Utah; Dorothy Schulke (Dennis) Dayton, Ohio; a sister Mar Jean Magness, West Valley City, Utah. Also survived by seven dear grandchildren and 11 very special great-grand-children. Preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, two sisters (Beth and Lola) and one brother (Boyd). Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary Chapel, 3401 Highland Drive. Family and friends may visit prior to services from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. Interment: Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Online condolences may be made to Our heartfelt thanks goes out to the wonderful staff at CareSource Hospice for their loving and tender care of our Mom. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. Mom, you are loved and will be missed greatly. You and your music will live in our hearts forever.