Maribeth Merton passed away at age 75 on October 26, 2022, following a courageous battle with cancer, while holding the hand of her husband of 52 years.

She was proceeded in death by her mother Ellyn Sparrow, her father in-law Ernest Merton Sr, and her mother in-law Frances Merton. She is survived by her brothers, Steven (LaRue) and Mark (Shirley) Sparrow; husband, Ernest Merton; children, Matthew (Tonya), Tamara, Shana (Gregg), Alyssa, Jamin, Kelby (Dar), and Katelyn; grandchildren Rylee, Kaden, Kieran, Traven, Lucia, Indio, Daisy and Ari; and her great grandchildren, Eliana, and Harmony. Harmony was born the day after her passing.

Maribeth was born in San Francisco, California and enjoyed the experience of living and traveling the world in her youth. She often reminisced about the joys of immersing herself in many different cultures and speaking several different languages while growing up.

She married her husband Ernest in San Antonio, Texas, where they started their family before moving to Brigham City, Utah in 1975, and finally settling in Tooele, Utah in 1983.

Maribeth started her career as a nurse’s aide in her teens, but always dreamed of becoming a Registered Nurse, which she accomplished at the age of 45 while raising 7 children. She graduated from Utah State University with an RN and BS degree in Liberal Arts.

Maribeth was very talented. She enjoyed painting, sewing, and crafts. She also loved singing, playing piano and guitar as well as performing on stage and acting throughout her life. She dearly loved all the family pets, but especially Max, the last dachshund they would own.

She was an avid researcher of family history, which was one of her many passions, and was devoted to the LDS church. She was sealed to her family in the Salt Lake City Temple in 1980. With all her accomplishments, her greatest joy was her children and grandbabies.

We will all love and miss you Wife, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, and Great-grandmother!

Tate Mortuary

110 S Main Street, Tooele UT.

Viewing: 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Memorial Service: 12:00 pm

Following the memorial service, she will be laid to rest at the Tooele Cemetery.

Memorial luncheon will be held at the Eastridge Ward following the service.

Services

Viewing

Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2022 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Tate Mortuary
Tooele, UT

Funeral Service

Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tate Mortuary
Tooele, UT

Graveside Service

Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2022 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Tooele Cemetery
Tooele, UT

Reception

Tuesday, Nov. 01, 2022 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Eastridge Ward
Tooele , UT

Family

  • Survived By
  • Ernest Merton, Husband
  • Matthew Merton, Son
  • Tamara Merton, Daughter
  • Shana Merton Schaller, Daughter
  • Alyssa Merton, Daughter
  • Jamin Merton, Son
  • Kelby Merton, Son
  • Katelyn Merton, Daughter
  • Tanya Merton, Daughter-in-Law
  • Gregg Schaller, Son-in-Law
  • Preceded in Death By
  • Ellyn Sparrow, Mother
  • Ernest Merton Sr, Father-in-Law
  • Frances Merton, Mother-in-Law

Life Story Info

Post Date

Oct 28, 2022

Personal Info

Born

San Francisco, California

Died

Salt Lake City, Utah

Age

75

Gender

Female

Occupation

Nursing

Worked For

  • Tooele Valley Hospital

Education

  • Bachelor's
    Utah State University
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Guestbook

November 1, 2022

danny merton wrote a sympathy message

“November 1, 2022

danny merton lit a candle

“Dear Loved ones,

It's a hard time to have Maribeth taken away so early in her life. She was truly loved by all our family, her husband and all her children. She will be dearly missed by all of us.

I can remember her laughter, her great wisdom and her guidance.

She always seemed to have a joyful smile, very cheerful seeing the day full of adventure. She always seemed to laugh to help us cope.

She held it all together and kept the family love going.”

Danny and Ruth Merton , Florence, TX, US Nov 01, 2022

November 1, 2022

danny merton wrote a sympathy message

“November 1, 2022

danny merton lit a candle

“Dear Loved ones,

It's a hard time to have Maribeth taken away so early in her life. She was truly loved by all our family, her husband and all her children. She will be dearly missed by all of us.

I can remember her laughter, her great wisdom and her guidance.

She always seemed to have a joyful smile, very cheerful seeing the day full of adventure. She always seemed to laugh to help us cope.

She held it all together and kept the family love going.”

Danny and Ruth Merton , Florence, TX, US Nov 01, 2022

November 1, 2022

danny merton wrote a sympathy message

“November 1, 2022

danny merton lit a candle

“Dear Loved ones,

It's a hard time to have Maribeth taken away so early in her life. She was truly loved by all our family, her husband and all her children. She will be dearly missed by all of us.

I can remember her laughter, her great wisdom and her guidance.

She always seemed to have a joyful smile, very cheerful seeing the day full of adventure. She always seemed to laugh to help us cope.

She held it all together and kept the family love going.”

Danny and Ruth Merton , Florence, TX, US Nov 01, 2022

We are all so sad to say goodbye.

Maribeth was a wonderful, kind women who made others appreciate the day.

May God bless your beautiful family.

Daniel , BRIGGS, TX, US Nov 01, 2022

We are all so sad to say goodbye.

Maribeth was a wonderful, kind women who made others appreciate the day.

May God bless your beautiful family.

Daniel , BRIGGS, TX, US Nov 01, 2022

We are all so sad to say goodbye.

Maribeth was a wonderful, kind women who made others joyfully.

May God bless your beautiful family.

Daniel , BRIGGS, TX, US Nov 01, 2022

Maribeth will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with her family during this time. Her kids, grandkids and great grandkids have a wonderful angel watching from above.

Melanie and Charlie Merton Oct 31, 2022

Maribeth will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with her family during this time. Her kids, grandkids and great grandkids have a wonderful angel watching from above.

Melanie and Charlie Merton Oct 31, 2022

What a wonderful woman your were Meribeth. My heart goes out to your family and friends. You will be remembered fondly by all who know you. I know you are in the company of Heavenly Father and that gives me peace. Love to you sweet lady.

Diana McCormick Oct 29, 2022

What a wonderful woman your were Meribeth. My heart goes out to your family and friends. You will be remembered fondly by all who know you. I know you are in the company of Heavenly Father and that gives me peace. Love to you sweet lady.

Diana McCormick Oct 29, 2022

Marybeth was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. She will be missed by so many as she was loved by so many. Rest in Peace

Cheryl Blum , San Antonio , TX, US Oct 28, 2022

Marybeth was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. She will be missed by so many as she was loved by so many. Rest in Peace

Cheryl Blum , San Antonio , TX, US Oct 28, 2022

Marybeth was a beautiful person with a beautiful soul. She will be missed by so many as she was loved by so many. Rest in Peace

Cheryl Blum , San Antonio , TX, US Oct 28, 2022

Maribeth was always a courageous and creative woman I cherished her friendship. We will see her on the other side. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Linda Paxton , St. George , UT, US Oct 28, 2022

Maribeth was always a courageous and creative woman I cherished her friendship. We will see her on the other side. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Linda Paxton , St. George , UT, US Oct 28, 2022

Maribeth was always a courageous and creative woman I cherished her friendship. We will see her on the other side. I am deeply sorry for your loss.

Linda Paxton , St. George , UT, US Oct 28, 2022

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