Lorraine Rushton Marrott obituary
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Lorraine Rushton Marrott
Lorraine Rushton Marrott
November 28, 1932 - February 11, 2016
Resided in Pleasant Grove, UT
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Lorraine Rushton Marrott, age 83 of Pleasant Grove, Utah, went to be with her sweetheart on February 11, 2016.
Lorraine was born on November 28, 1932 in American Fork, Utah to H. Mayne and Vergie Shoell Rushton of Orem, Utah. Lorraine was the oldest of three daughters. 1951 was a very exciting year for Lorraine. She not only graduated from Pleasant Grove High School, but she met and married her sweetheart, Thomas W. Marrott, on September 23, 1951. They had seven children together. On May 23, 1970 they were sealed as a family for all time and eternity in the Manti temple.
Lorraine worked at the beacon café in Lindon for a number of years and then worked at the Cozy Corner café in Pleasant Grove until it closed down. She then worked for JC Penny's in Orem, in their restaurant, until they decided to close it also. Lorraine then went to work for Alpine School District helping with school lunch. She really enjoyed this job and the opportunity it gave her to be with all the children. She retired from there and was able to spend more time with her sweetheart Tom. Her loves were her family, friends, and taking long rides with dad. She also enjoyed being a part of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and being able to get together with her girlfriends that she grew up-with.
Lorraine was precede in death by her parents, H. Mayne and Vergie Rushton, her sister, Geraldine Rushton Daley, her sons Thomas M. Marrott, and Dale R. Marrott, and grandsons, Jeff Marrott, and Dallas Dale Marrott. She is survived by her sister Donna Rushton (Neil) Price of Orem, her children, Carol Ann (Gary) Cardon of American Fork, LuJean (Mike) McEwan of Price, Jolyne (Joe) Wilkerson of Pleasant Grove, Bob and Yolanda Marrott of Payson, Kelly and Michelle Marrott of Lindon, 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 3 great, great-grandchildren.
Friends and family may attend a viewing Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. located at 646 East 800 North in Orem (Walker-Sanderson Mortuary). Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. Friends and family may visit prior to services from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Services will be held at the Orem Timpview chapel located at 865 West 1000 North in Orem, Utah. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
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In Geraldine Rushton Daley's Own Words
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This is the life history of Geraldine Rushton Daley
I was born Geraldine Rushton, October 16th, 1935 in American Fork, Utah. I was born in my Grandfather and Grandmother Rushton's home. I was born to goodly parents, H. Mayne and Vergie L. Shoell Rushton. My parents were hard workers all of their lives. At the time of my birth my father was a sheepherder and was away from home a lot. My sister, Lorraine was almost three when I was born. We lived in a two room basement home just south of my Grandpa and Grandma Rushton's home just across the street from the ball park.
When I was three years old I was standing in our front yard against a tree watching my uncle Steve and his friend Paul Durrant playing with a pocket knife. They were playing nimble peg. Paul took his turn throwing the knife over his shoulder to see where it would land. It happened to hit my right eye, just a fraction of an inch from the pupil. My parents took me to a Doctor Oaks in Provo. I had no sight in my eye at first, and then gained half of the sight back, eventually.
My father purchased some property from my Grandpa Shoell on 12th North in Orem and built a two room house on it. There was no indoor plumbing. My sister and I started school at Lindon Elementary. We would walk everyday about fifteen blocks and sometimes in the winter we would trudge through snow up to our knees.
As children we would spend a lot of time at our Grandpa and Grandma Shoell's home and on the farm. The lived on 16th North in Orem. We would go with my Grandpa to haul hay with a team of horses and a flatbed wagon. He would put us on the wagon to tromp the hay and then would get up on to help us. When the wagon was loaded we would ride on top of the load of hay or would ride the horses along the canal road to unload it. I would go with Grandpa to haul sugar beets from the church farm to the beet dump down at the railroad, west of Orem. I loved being with my Grandpa and Grandma, they were so good to us. Grandma was such a good cook. I picked raspberries fro them every summer since I was eight years old until into my teenage years. I also picked strawberries for Verd Richardson and cherries and tomatoes for other farmers every summer to earn money for my school clothes.
My father worked at Geneva Steele plant. He worked the afternoon shift quite often so when he left for work, my mother and us girls would walk over to Grandpa and Grandma's house along the canal road.
My sister Lorraine is three years older than me. My sister Donna is 9 1/2 years younger. We were so thrilled to get a little sister after so many years. She was such a beautiful baby. My best friend was Connie Colledge. We were inseparable. I remember a very special lady by the name of Phyllis Johnson. She taught about seven girls in Primary for about three years and then she went on to mutual with us. She continued with us until her health got so bad she couldn't teach anymore. She showed her love for us in so many ways and was such a good example to everyone.
I attended Jr. High through tenth grade at Pleasant Grove High and then decided to go to Orem and attend Lincoln High in my Junior year. On New Years Eve in 1952 I attended the Vermont Stake dance and met my sweetheart and husband to be, James Daley. On our second date he took me to Payson to meet his mother. His father had gone to Geneva to work. We saddled the horses and we went for a ride up on the mountain just south of the farm. It was really a lot of fun. I hadn't ever been on horses very much, only when I would go out to Magna to my cousin Thea's farm. In the summer we'd ride double on an old horse out there.
We were engaged on Valentine's day of 1953 and married June 3rd 1953 in the Windsor Ward in Orem. Our marriage was solemnized on July 19, 1954 in the Manti, LDS Temple.
We lived in Payson for a while and then moved to Provo where we lived when our first child Mark James was born on August 29th, 1954. We then bought some property in Orem and rented there until our first home was built in 1956, on 1200 North. Our daughter Kathy was born on December 16, 1957, one year after we moved into our home. Our second son, Scott was born Dec 17, 1960.
Jim had some animals and needed more property so we started looking around and on Mothers Day of 1961 we came down to Milburn to look at a farm that was listed in the Provo Herald. Jim decided that he wanted to buy it right away but I wasn't so sure, so we kept coming down to look at it for about a year and then decided to lease it for another year. We moved down on May 19th 1962. Two days later we woke up to two feet of snow. Jim was working at PDM in Provo and drove back and forth for 22 years. After the year that we leased the farm we liked it so much that we decided to buy it. The winters in Milburn were very hard the first few years, there was a lot of snow. The temperature would sometimes go to about 20 degrees below zero.
I washed clothes in a wringer washer and didn't have a dryer in those days. I would hang my clothes outside on a clothes line. They would freeze solid and wouldn't thaw out all day., so I started hanging them in the kitchen three deep to dry. We heated with wood and coal for many years. Jim had a small dairy herd at first and then went to beef cattle. He worked very hard to make a success on the farm and to raise a family. We remodeled the house in 1990, where we lowered the ceiling and added central heat, which was really wonderful.
Our son Lynn was born on September 3rd 1963. Our son Steven was born July 22nd, 1965. Our son Larry was born January 9th, 1968, and our daughter Jeanie was born April 18th 1969.
I worked in school lunch for over 16 years, retiring in May of 2000. I have held many positions in the church having spent about 32 years in the span of my married life teaching in the Primary. I was Young Women's President, Relief Society President, Relief Society Homemaking councilor, Relief Society Education councilor, and Relief Society Visiting Teaching Leader. At this time, Jim and I go down to the Gunnison prison, once a month, and have family home evening with an inmate.
I love my children very much and enjoyed raising them and feel blessed to have been given such a wonderful family and for my dear husband to help me raise them. I love their spouses very much. We now have 30 wonderful grandchildren and 6 precious great grandchildren. In January of 2003, one of our little great granddaughters, was born prematurely and only lived 36 hours. Then she returned home to live with our Heavenly Father. I know we will see her again.
I want to bear my testimony to my family, that I know that the Gospel is true and it has meant so very much in my life. It has been like a lighthouse in a storm, that has guided and directed me in my life and in raising my family. I am so thankful for the Gospel. I know that Jess Christ paid the ultimate price and atoned for our sins and if we truly repent we can be forgiven for th things we do wrong. As I said before I am thankful for the Gospel in my life and for the opportunity to serve. I am thankful for my husband and family, for living in Milburn, being able to raise my family there, having good people to associate with and for the opportunity to go the temple often. It is my prayer that each one of you, that we all, will stay close to the church and that we will go to the temple often. I pray that our family will always be able to do things together as a family, and I say these things in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Geraldine Rushton Daley