Marilyn McDonough Steggell passed away peacefully on July 4, 2023 at Fairfield Village in Layton, Utah. She was 93 years old.
Marilyn was born April 21,1930 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Vera Robinson McDonough and James William McDonough.
She married George Proctor Steggell on June 18, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. They remained married for over 66 years.
They raised four children: Dan Alan, Sandra, Brad Edwin, and Ralph George.
Marilyn is predeceased by her husband George, son Brad, daughter Sandra Andrews, brother Bill McDonough, father James and mother Vera.
She leaves behind her sons Dan (Cheryl Ann) Steggell and Ralph (Cheryl Lynne) Steggell, son-in-law Reid Andrews, daughter-in-law Judy Lofthouse, brother Bob McDonough, and five grandchildren - Jenna (Jon) Taylor, Shanna Futral, Erinn (Robert) James, Amber Steggell and Adam (Ashley) Steggell as well as ten great grandchildren - Zen, Emerson, Ebonee, Paisley, Liam, Everett, Karcher, Jovie, Addy and Ava - and a great great granddaughter Zaylee.
Marilyn started life on Ramona Avenue in Salt Lake City. After her parents divorced, teenage Marilyn grew up fast - raising her two younger brothers, Bill and Bob, and maintaining a house while her mother Vera worked.
She graduated from South High School in 1948 and attended LDS Business College and worked as an operator for the phone company. She then met her future husband, George Steggell from American Fork, Utah, who later left the state to take a job building auto parts in Michigan.
In 1950, with a train ticket in hand from George, Marilyn made her first cross-country journey (of many) to Detroit and the two were married on June 18. They became parents the next year when their son Dan was born on April 27.
In late 1952, with a baby girl (Sandra) on the way, the couple returned to the Land of Zion and paid cash for a house on Emery Street in Salt Lake City. The family grew to six with two more sons - Brad in 1955 and Ralph in 1957.
In 1963, Marilyn returned to work as a payroll clerk for IML (formerly PIE) Freight Company (and later became a proud member of the Teamsters Union). The extra paycheck enabled the family to move into a house on Jeri Drive in Bountiful, Utah, which would be their home for thirty-five years. With their children full grown, Marilyn and George made their final move to Layton, Utah in 1998
Marilyn was a very loving and caring person. She was frugal and extremely organized. She enjoyed being with family and friends. She played an important role in the lives of her five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren taking them out to movies or enjoying a fun lunch or dinner. She loved to shop and buy them nice clothes and special gifts. She cooked several holiday dinners for family and friends which brought everyone closer together. She will be missed.
Marilyn will be buried in the family plot at Bountiful City Cemetery, where a private family graveside will be held.