Born on July 2, 1934, to Arthur and Alvilda Sorensen in Redmond, Utah, she was the 7th of nine children. They all slept three to a bed - her, Joyce, and Nellie. Married on August 23, 1954, to James Thomas Giles in Elko, Nevada, and their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti Temple.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son-in-law (Dave), and all of her siblings except her younger brother Terry in Grand Junction, CO. She is survived by her husband, Jim; son, Ken (Kris); son, Dennie (Becky); daughter, Kathy (Russ); son, Lee (Carla); and daughter, Teresa (Steve). She has 14 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild, plus 2 great-grandchildren on the way.

She retired as a school lunch manager after 19 years. She was an excellent seamstress, crafter, and painter. She loved playing games anytime, anywhere. She was always active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. She served with her husband in the Johannesburg, South Africa mission, spending most of their time in the country of Botswana. She loved being around family and looked forward to big family get-togethers, which were very important to her. The family would like to thank Char and those with hospice who helped to make things easier in her final days.

Services

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Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Rd
West Jordan , UT 84123

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2024 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Memorial Redwood Mortuary
6500 S Redwood Rd
West Jordan , UT 84123

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

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Post Date

Jan 06, 2024

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89
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I met Marlene only recently. She was a talented and compassionate person. I wished I could have come to know her sooner.

Meralee Stallings , Murray, UT, US Jan 06, 2024

I met Marlene only recently. She was a talented and compassionate person. I wished I could have come to know her sooner.

Meralee Stallings , Murray, UT, US Jan 06, 2024

I met Marlene only recently. She was a talented and compassionate person. I wished I could have come to know her sooner.

Meralee Stallings , Murray, UT, US Jan 06, 2024

I met Marlene only recently. She was a talented and compassionate person. I wished I could have come to know her sooner.

Meralee Stallings , Murray, UT, US Jan 06, 2024

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