Maralyn Mecham Chugg, our beloved mother, sister, aunt and friend passed away peacefully on April 7, 2023, in Draper, Utah surrounded by her family.

Maralyn was born on November 13, 1938, to Leonard Curtis Mecham and Maude Veil Webster in Firth, ID. She married Ray Chugg on May 4,1968 in Salt Lake City and they have one son Vern Curtis (Marla) Chugg. Ray passed away on Oct 26, 2019.

Maralyn worked at Larkin Mortuary in downtown Salt Lake City for over 50 years as a hairstylist. She loved her job and co-workers. She developed many wonderful friendships that continued on after her retirement with calls and visits.

Ray and Maralyn lived in the same neighborhood in Woods Cross for over 40 years and Maralyn often expressed how blessed she was to have such wonderful neighbors and friends, who cared for and took care of each other.

Maralyn believed in family and was always accommodating and loved to see others happy. She was known as "Aunt M and M" to the little ones and enjoyed seeing the joy on their faces when giving them a bag of treats. She was very close to her son. Both he and her daughter-in-law will miss her voice to text messages, which always ended in "send it" or "I love you bob" (meaning both). She always wanted to check in and keep in touch with those she loved. Maralyn had a special bond with her sisters and their spouses and loved them dearly. She was grateful for them and everything they did for her and family through the years.

Maralyn loved the Utah Jazz and was an avid fan. She had several items in her home proudly displayed. She rarely missed a game and kept track of how they were doing each season.

To say Maralyn loved Christmas was an understatement. The decorations, the lights, music, and the overall feeling of the season was magical. She was Santa's most faithful believer and fan. She had many Christmas decorations throughout her home during the holidays and some that stayed up year-round. She loved anything that had lights. Not only did her Christmas decorations have lights, but other holiday decorations as well. She had her own Elf on a Shelf and loved to call her nieces and nephews to discuss what things he had been up to during the days before Christmas. She was known to open presents early and re-wrap them if you put them under the tree. Maralyn really kept Christmas in her heart all year round as she was kind, generous, made friends easily and saw the good in people.

Maralyn is survived by her son Vern (Marla) Chugg and sisters Beverly (Keith) Fullmer and Margaret Waltman, several nieces, nephews and their children and grandchildren.

Maralyn's family wishes to express their thanks to the staff of Beacon Crest Assisted living and Inspiration Home Health and Hospice for the wonderful care given to Maralyn during her stay at Beacon Crest. She made many new friends there and was impressed with the care she received while living there.

There will be a viewing on Wednesday April 12, 2023 from 6-8 pm at Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple in Salt Lake City and from 10-10:45 am on Thursday, April 13th at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Woods Cross 5th Ward Chapel, 2064 South 800 West, Woods Cross, Utah, with the funeral service beginning at 11 am. Interment will take place at the Bountiful Cemetery, 2224 S 200 West, Bountiful, Utah 84010 after the funeral service.

For those unable to attend, services will be streamed via Zoom. Please visit Maralyn's obituary page at larkinmortuary.com for information.

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Larkin Mortuary
260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

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Apr 11, 2023

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To our sweet, sweet Maralyn, how I will miss you. When I started at Larkin Mortuary in 1975, you were so kind to me and mentored me along my path as a Funeral Director, and always showed the path of Christlike service to others. As my family grew you were always interested in their lives & activities, especially my two sons who you got to know as they too worked at the Mortuary. How I will miss singing with you "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" in the middle of the summer and will always miss the bottle of jalapeno jelly you got for me at Christmastime. I'm sad to see that you are gone from us, but so happy for you as you are with Ray once again. May the Lord give unto you his most choicest blessing. Til we meet again, your friends Jerry & the rest of the Richardson family.

Jerry & Jan Richardson , Riverton, UT, US Apr 13, 2023

To our sweet, sweet Maralyn, how I will miss you. When I started at Larkin Mortuary in 1975, you were so kind to me and mentored me along my path as a Funeral Director, and always showed the path of Christlike service to others. As my family grew you were always interested in their lives & activities, especially my two sons who you got to know as they too worked at the Mortuary. How I will miss singing with you "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" in the middle of the summer and will always miss the bottle of jalapeno jelly you got for me at Christmastime. I'm sad to see that you are gone from us, but so happy for you as you are with Ray once again. May the Lord give unto you his most choicest blessing. Til we meet again, your friends Jerry & the rest of the Richardson family.

Jerry & Jan Richardson , Riverton, UT, US Apr 13, 2023

Maralyn was that second mom for all of us when we were kids. She truly cared about everyone. Until we meet again god bless.

Philip duke , Layton, UT, US Apr 12, 2023

Maralyn was that second mom for all of us when we were kids. She truly cared about everyone. Until we meet again god bless.

Philip duke , Layton, UT, US Apr 12, 2023

Maralyn was that second mom for all of us when we were kids. She truly cared about everyone. Until we meet again god bless.

Philip duke , Layton, UT, US Apr 12, 2023

Aunt Maralyn always took great care of my brother Chris and I when we would go out and visit my dad, whenever he had to work. She was always so sweet and fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are will Vern, Marla and the rest of the family.

Tiffany Chugg , Independence , MO, US Apr 11, 2023

Aunt Maralyn always took great care of my brother Chris and I when we would go out and visit my dad, whenever he had to work. She was always so sweet and fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are will Vern, Marla and the rest of the family.

Tiffany Chugg , Independence , MO, US Apr 11, 2023

Aunt Maralyn always took great care of my brother Chris and I when we would go out and visit my dad, whenever he had to work. She was always so sweet and fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are will Vern, Marla and the rest of the family.

Tiffany Chugg , Independence , MO, US Apr 11, 2023

Aunt Maralyn always took great care of my brother Chris and I when we would go out and visit my dad, whenever he had to work. She was always so sweet and fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers are will Vern, Marla and the rest of the family.

Tiffany Chugg , Independence , MO, US Apr 11, 2023

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