Marilyn Ferguson Judson passed away peacefully at home on July 31, 2022.
Marilyn was born in Superior, Wyoming, on February 4, 1932, to William Jackson and Armitta Slater Ferguson. Shortly after her birth, the family moved to Midvale, Utah, where she attended school and eventually graduated from Jordan High. Following her graduation, Marilyn attended Colorado Women’s College.
For many years, Marilyn lived in Seattle, Washington, while working at the Boeing Company. In 1962, she returned to Utah to live closer to her family. While living and working in the Salt Lake area, Marilyn was active in Beta Sigma Phi, and she served as president of the Salt Lake Chapter of Friends International for many years. Marilyn retired from Salt Lake County Public Works in 1995.
Marilyn loved to travel and was fond of driving down a new road to see where she would end up. She was always ready for new adventures like rafting down the Salmon River, but more than anything, Marilyn loved people and enjoyed getting to know everyone she came in contact with. She will be missed by her many friends who were always welcome at her home and where she would entertain them with her good cooking, quick wit, and salty stories. Even up until the week of her death, friends met at Marilyn’s home to play cards and have lunch.
Marilyn was especially grateful to her LDS Ministering Sisters who were so generous with their time and means that Marilyn referred to them as her guardian angels.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Verl J. (Veda) Ferguson and Eugene S. (Peggy) Ferguson. She is survived by her son Richard (Lori) Judson, four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Marilyn also had six nieces and three nephews who loved their Auntie M dearly and will always think of her as a second mother.
There will be no formal funeral services per Marilyn’s request, and in lieu of flowers please send donations to the Midvale Arts Council that Marilyn supported so generously during her lifetime. Marilyn will be interred at Mountain View Memorial Estates