Marilyn Snow Obituary (1929 – 2021) – Salt Lake City, UT

Marilyn Watts Snow


Marilyn Watts Snow, 92 years old, passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2021. She returned to her heavenly parents and had a joyful reunion with her beloved husband, Vaughn, her mother, her father, two sisters, and a brother.

Marilyn was born on March 3, 1929, to Wilford W. Watts and Thrella Christensen Watts, in Kanosh, Utah. She was the third of seven children in the Watts family. Her mother died when Marilyn was just 15 years old, leaving her with the care and upbringing of her siblings who were still at home. This was no easy task and resulted in Marilyn growing up much faster than she would otherwise have.

Marilyn graduated from Millard High School, born in 1947. She attended Branch Agricultural College of Southern Utah and BYU and worked as a secretary after finishing school.

Marilyn married her first husband, Gerald Hansen, with whom she had two beautiful daughters. They later divorced, and Marilyn met her true love, Vaughn R. Snow, while working together at Christensen Diamond. They were married on August 10, 1972 in Reno, Nevada, and were later sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. At the time of their marriage, Marilyn also had two sons who she loved and supported. Together, she and Vaughn created a beautiful life and were married for 48 wonderful years before Vaughn passed away in July 2020.

Marilyn and Vaughn loved traveling and seeing the world together. They also drove across the Wasatch Front to support their grandchildren and great-grandchildren in all of their activities.

Marilyn was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loved her Savior. She served in Primary, Relief Society general presidency, and stake Relief Society general presidency. She and her husband served a four-year service mission together at the conference center in downtown Salt Lake City.

Marilyn was a great cook and often couldn’t give you a recipe if you asked because she hadn’t written it down. This gave her family an excuse to cook next to her and watch things get done. She loved spending time in her garden and therefore her garden was always a beautiful showpiece of her hard work. Marilyn was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, neighbor and friend. She showed genuine interest in the lives of her family members and always let them know that she was proud of you.

Marilyn leaves behind her children Vicki (Tom) Nuttall, Mark Snow, Connie Young and Rocky (Karen) Snow, 20 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, sister Ravon Udy and the brothers Raymen Watts and Doug (Sandy) Watts.

We are so grateful to those who have helped care for her over her past few years and days, including granddaughter Lisa Young, friend and caregiver Mafie, and everyone at Quality Home Health and Hospice.

Marilyn will be missed by all whose lives she touched. We longingly wait for the day when we can be reunited and we hug her again.

The funeral will take place on Friday, January 7, 2022, 12:00 p.m. at Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where friends and family can visit an hour in advance. To virtually attend church services through Zoom, please visit for a link.

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from 12/30/2021 to 1/4/2022.

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