Marlene Lucille Burgess, age 83, passed away on September 17, 2021, in West Valley City, Utah. She was born on November 16, 1937, in Boyne City, Michigan to Harold Smith and Lorene J. Sanders (Hughey).

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Marlene was a very dedicated working woman. She retired from Parker Packing after 35 years of hard work. She enjoyed her work friends and all the activities they have done there. Marlene enjoyed being with her family every day. She made sure her kids and grandkids were taken care of and were ok. They all meant the world to her. Marlene loved camping in her trailer and fishing. She was quite the fisher, so patient and lucky. Fishing off a boat was one of her most favorite ways of fishing. Marlene had her grandkids, great-grandkids, and great-great grandkids around her all the time. She would take them to the zoo, parks, and Lagoon often. She adored them all and showed so much love to them. Marlene was cared for by Teffany, Jodie, and Laura. She was surrounded by her loved ones when she passed. She didn’t want it any other way. We love you Mom/grandma. Night, night.

She is survived by her daughter Deb Barnson (John), son Danny Burgess, daughter Laura Smith, grandchildren Tiff Cassity (Ryan), August Lee (Jake), John Barnson Jr. (Marisa), Elizabeth Woolley (Tyson), Jodie Shepherd (Jesse), Jeremy Snyder (Camille), Amber Butler, Brittany Burgess (Issac), 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents Harold Smith and Lorene J. (Hughey) Sanders, brother Richard Smith, sister Sharon Smith, sister Judy Smith, sister Kay Smith, son Terry Burgess, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and many other loved ones.

A funeral service will be held on Friday 9/24/2021 at 10:00 AM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah 84123. A viewing will be held two hours prior on the same day at the same location. Interment to follow services at Memorial Redwood Cemetery.



Friday, Sep. 24, 2021 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

Funeral Service

Friday, Sep. 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary and Cemetery
6500 South Redwood Road
West Jordan, UT 84123

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Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Sep 22, 2021

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Marlene, you will be missed. I know you are in a better place. Prayers are being said for you.

LaRaine Smith , West Valley City, UT, US Sep 24, 2021