Friday, March 3, 2017

Verla Mikkelsen Marx 

Verla Mikkelsen Marx, who turned 102 on the 19th of October, 2016, returned home to Heavenly Father early Monday, Feb. 27, 2017.
Verla was the tenth child of Mickel Anton and Mary Ann Jensen Mikkelsen of Fountain Green. She was married to Wesley Phillip Marx (deceased Aug. 17, 1970) on July 27, 1933, in Manti, Utah, and their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on April 14, 1964.
Verla served her Heavenly Father in many capacities in the LDS church—as a teacher and president of the Primary, Relief Society, and Young Woman’s organizations. She served a mission in Beloit, Wisconsin, in the 1970s. She was employed by the Moroni Turkey Plant for several years after the death of her husband, and a few years later worked as head cook at the Sanpete Valley Hospital in Mt. Pleasant, where her excellent meals were a treat not only to the patients, but also to the doctors.
Verla is survived by her five children, 19 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. Her children are Anna La Raine (J. Whitney Redd of Monticello); Gordon Wesley Marx (Loretta Mae Smith) of Yakima, Washington; Helen Irene Sorensen of Brenda, Arizona; Farrel Eugene (Elizabeth Albarado), and Robert Andy (“Kay” Fredricksen) all of Monticello.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Mt. Pleasant 2nd-3rd Ward Chapel. There will be a viewing on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday morning from 9-10:30 a.m. both at the church. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery following the services.

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