Our sweet mother finished her journey in life sooner than anyone expected or would have wanted but she did so with the dignity and grace she lived her everyday life with.

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She began her journey on January 19th, 1949, as the first of the 4 children born to Edwin and Opal Collins. Both Ed and Opal were waiting to welcome her to her next adventure in heaven on December 11th, 2023.

Marsha was a proud mother of the 5 children who along with their spouses will truly miss her: Cami and Scott, Staci and Tom, Holly and Rick, Pete and Chantelle, Erin and Brian. Marsha found her true identity as a grandmother; her grandkids, Callie (Josh) Bob, Michelle, AJ, Michael (Krysta), Zachary (Katherine), Tevin (Ally), Kiersten (Trey), Benjamin, Kim, Jayden, Alex, Skyler, Hunter, Ryan (Mikayla), Aaren and great grandchildren Charlette, Jase, Josh, Sophie, Mia, Ryan, Anna and Katie gave her life.

Marsha loved to travel and find adventures, especially with her grandchildren. Marsha’s goal was to travel to faraway places and explore different cultures, places and culinary oddities with each of them.

Never one to sit still for long, Marsha was a very active member in her church where she served in positions from the relief society presidency to visiting teacher, but she favored the work she did with the primary children most of all.

Marsha lit up at the sight of little ones and loved to watch them grow. After retiring she began working with elementary kids to help those who were in need of special assistance.

Marsha had a special talent for arts and crafts and was an amazing seamstress… she created many wedding dresses and christening gowns. She loved researching her ancestry and was a friend to any animal; her home always included at least two of each type. She has left behind 2 parrots and 2 cats that will also miss her greatly.

Although she left us too soon, her mark has been made in many ways and she will forever remain in the hearts of so many generations. Marsha was truly loved.

Marsha’s life will be celebrated on Saturday, December 16th at 1 pm at the Oquirrh 4th Ward located at 5208 Cyclamen Way, West Jordan, UT 84081. Friends and family may gather from 11:00 am – 12:45 pm prior to the service. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Lawn. You may also watch the funeral service through Zoom using the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81176797361

Services

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Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Oquirrh 4th Ward ,
5208 Cyclamen Way
West Jordan, UT 84081

Funeral Service

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Oquirrh 4th Ward ,
5208 Cyclamen Way
West Jordan, UT 84081

Graveside Service

Saturday, Dec. 16, 2023 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery
2350 E. 1300 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Services Handled By

Larkin Mortuary
260 E South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT

Life Story Info

Author

Staci Scott

Post Date

Dec 14, 2023

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74
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I'm so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing, we have some fun memories together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Ashlee Balfour Dec 15, 2023

I'm so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing, we have some fun memories together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Ashlee Balfour Dec 15, 2023

I'm so sorry to hear of Marsha's passing, we have some fun memories together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Ashlee Balfour Dec 15, 2023

Sending our love and lifting our prayers on behalf of those we hold so dear.

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