Marylene Dastrup Sigurd, UtahMarylene Reeve Dastrup peacefully passed away at home in Sigurd, March 7, 2012, at the age of 89. Recognized not only as the mother of 15 children and several foster children, a loving matriarch, her posterity includes 81 grandchildren and 108 great-grandchildren, with at least 14 more great or great-great-grandchildren expected this year. Marylene was Valedictorian of Hinckley High School's 1940 graduating class, and graduated with honors from Utah State Agricultural College in 1945. Greatly admired and loved for her gentle nature and patience, Marylene's selflessness, generosity, service, hospitality, kindness and patriotism were hallmarks of her character. Marylene was revered by all who knew her for her exemplary Christ-like life. She was no stranger to hard work. She served faithfully in numerous LDS Church callings, especially in her calling as Mother, teaching her family from the scriptures and by example. She was a dedicated Scouter and recipient of the Silver Beaver award. She and her husband Evan worked in the Manti Temple for 14 years, and also served an LDS Temple mission to Seoul, Korea in 1991-93. Marylene was born October 21, 1922 to Arthur Henry and Mary Amelia Cropper Reeve at the family home in Hinckley, Utah. She married Evan Lamar Dastrup on July 2, 1945 in the Manti, Utah Temple and shared nearly 59 years with him until his death in 2004. She is survived by children, Janet Dastrup (Brice) Curtis, Kenn (Jan) Dastrup, Pat (Brent) Groth, Jerald (Judy) Dastrup, Jeanne (Brian) Hatch, Camille (Rodger) Whipple, Scott Dastrup, Sherrie (Neal) Hammond, Deanna (Mike) Messina, Paula (Bill) Larson, Annette (Chet) Wilkins, Kaye (Chuck) Spence and Randy (Elin) Dastrup. She is also survived by her sister, Cherol Blake. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Evan; sons Evan Glenn, James Brian and William Stanley; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and brothers Rex, Thomas & Ronald Reeve.Funeral services will be Friday, March 16, 2012 at 12:00 Noon in the Sigurd Ward LDS Chapel. Friends and family may call at the Magleby Mortuary, 50 South 100 West, Richfield, Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and Friday in the Sigurd Ward, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Sigurd Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. See full obituary at