Marilyn Peay Obituary (1937 – 2022) – Orem, UT
Marilyn Miller Peay was born August 19, 1937 in St. Anthony, Farnum, Idaho to James Theron Miller and Luella Hendrickson. She attended school in St. Anthony and graduated from American Fork High School. She married Charles Robert Peay April 5, 1958 and were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. The two later divorced.
Marilyn returned to school to better herself and take care of her young family. She held jobs as a beautician and an elementary school lunch lady before she graduated with a nursing degree and was a nurse for 28 years. Marilyn started her nursing career at Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Utah and ended her career at East Lake Care Center in Provo, Utah. She loved the job she did whether it was giving a shot or holding someone’s hand as they passed on to the next life. She was someone with the biggest heart and was loved beyond measure by many.
After Marilyn retired, she had a love and passion for traveling; whether it was to Idaho and Arizona to visit family, a surprise trip to Paris, California with her oldest daughter and grandkids, Nashville for a graduation trip, or Oklahoma. She would go to Jackson Hole every summer to see the Bar J Wranglers; she also visited many other places and enjoyed going on cruises. Marilyn loved her BYU Cougars and would yell, scream, and cheer them on.
She loved her family and tried to support all of her grandkids whether it was by going to band and choir concerts or sporting events, she was always there with a hug and a kiss to tell them how proud she was of them.
Marilyn passed away August 2, 2022, surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Verla Omer, Ila Rodeback, and Belva Meredith; two brothers, Theron Miller and Warren Miller; and a great granddaughter. She is survived by one brother, James (Kayleen) Miller; her children, Bobbilyn (Norm) Scown, Gordon Peay, Dennis (Donna) Peay, Brent (Judy) Peay, Nanette Peay, and Melissa (Shane) Atwood; 22 grandkids and 37 great-grandkids.
The family would like to thank ICare Home Health and Hospice for their loving care of our mother. We would also like to thank Kory Verwer for going above and beyond with your special help.
Our mother will be dearly missed. we love you
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August 8, 2022 at the Suncrest 6th Ward Chapel, 891 West 130 North, Orem, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Orem, 500 North State Street, Sunday, August 7, from 6-8:00 pm and at the church Monday, from 10-10:45 am prior to services. Interment, Orem City Cemetery. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bergmortuary.com.
Published by Berg Mortuary of Orem on Aug. 4, 2022.