Our loving Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother slipped quietly away from us on the morning of March 27, 2024.

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Marilyn Faye Snyder was born February 10, 1934 to Emma Fay Bennett and Fredrick William Snyder in South Gate, California. The eldest of three siblings, she was soon joined by her brother Fred Bennett and Flora Elizabeth Snyder.

Mom grew up in El Monte California. An ideal setting with the large yard filled with a berry patch, fruit trees, a large garden and many varieties of flowers.This was the beginning of Marilyn’s desire to maintain and beautify her own yard. After graduating high school Mom went to work as

a bookkeeper/secretary for an escrow company. Mom met Joseph Alvin Walters while he was serving in the California Mission. They were married on December 8, 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple. It was at this time that Joe received his draft notice to serve in the army. He reported to

Fort Douglas, Utah on January 13, 1952. He returned home on Christmas Eve 1954. Mom & Dad moved into their new home in Sandy Utah in 1956. This was the home where they would raise their children: Carol RaNae, Larry Joseph and Brent Jay. They were blessed to be surrounded by good neighbors, friends and even Joe’s brother & sister in law. They lived there for the rest of their lives.

Mom is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She willingly served in various callings throughout her life including Sunday School organist for 10 years. She worked on genealogy for many years, finding her ancestors on her Father’s side. She has a testimony

of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She loves her Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mom is an amazing person, an excellent cook, homemaker, seamstress, homemade chocolate maker & gardener. She is independent and the strongest person we know. She faced life’s challenges head on. She did what she had to do and NEVER COMPLAINED. She had a quiet faith that all would be well. She taught us by example to trust in the Lord and serve those around us.

Our mom was the BEST Mom, BEST Grandma and BEST Great Grandma. She was involved in and supported us in every aspect of our lives. We enjoyed many adventures as grandma came along on vacations and road trips. She cheered on her grandkids in all the interests they pursued. She was proud of their accomplishments. She remembered everyone’s birthday and anniversaries. She loved being a Great Grandma. She saw the “GREATS” as often as possible, whether in person or through FaceTime. She delighted in their developing personalities. She got a kick out of their conversations with her about a wide variety of topics!

Mom is survived by children: C. RaNae Smith, Larry & Shelly Walters, Brent & Shoko Walters. Her grandchildren: Landon & Keela Walters, Chris & Cara Walters, Lachel & Erik Bowen, Maika & Charlie Bahr, Taiyo & Audrey Walters. Great Grandchildren: Berklee & Lennox Walters, Makenna, Connor & Hailey Walters, McCoy, Carson & Mackenzie Bowen & Leia Bahr. Marilyn is preceded in death by her parents, husband: Joseph Walters, son in law: Darrel Smith, siblings, brother in laws & sister in laws.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 from 10:00am to 11:00am with a graveside immediately after at 11:00am. Larkin Sunset Gardens (1950 E. 10600 S., Sandy, Utah). Interment at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery.

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Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2024 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary
1950 E. 10600 S.
Sandy, UT 84092

Graveside Service

Tuesday, Apr. 02, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery
1950 E. 10600 S.
Sandy, UT 84092

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Larkin Sunset Gardens
1950 E 10600 S
Sandy, UT

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