MarJean Stratton Stubbs of Bountiful passed away peacefully on January 5, 2023, at the age of 88. She was born June 20, 1934, to Ruby Jane Larsen and John Briggs Stratton in Provo, Utah. She is survived by her husband Byron Stubbs, and six of her seven children: Todd (Leigh), Kirk (Debbie), Gina (Steve Young), John (Holli), Glen (Tina) Jared (Christina) and her brother Richard (Teddy) Stratton. MarJean was preceded in death by her daughter Sherrie Baker, granddaughter Shanna Stubbs, grandson Chris Stubbs and great grandson Elijah Wardell.
She grew up on the family farm. As a child she loved reading, sewing and eating apples right off the tree. In high school she was active in drama, art, and choir. In 1951, she was crowned Miss Orem.
On September 18, 1952, she was sealed and married to Byron LeRoy Stubbs in the Salt Lake City Temple. The family moved frequently during Byron's service in the United States Air Force as a pilot. They were stationed at several bases throughout the U.S. During this time, she made lifelong friends. The family eventually moved to Bountiful, Utah, where they lived for over 50 years.
MarJean was known as an accomplished artist. Her work was shown in various exhibitions in Utah including the Springville Museum of Art, Annual Spring Salon, and many others. She could do anything she set her mind to and was eager to learn. She refinished antique furniture, hung wallpaper, handled household repairs, sewed family clothing, quilted, and was an amazing cook. She brought her painting easel with her wherever she and Byron traveled to visit children and grandchildren.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings, which included Stake Primary President and Primary President. She loved family history and temple work. She was an active member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers and Bountiful Davis Arts Council. She loved working on the Festival of the Trees Committee. She served on the Board of Directors for over five years, as well as, volunteering and donating her time, money and talent to benefit Primary Children's Medical Center.
MarJean loved accompanying her husband, five boys and two daughters on hunting and fishing trips to Fish Lake and the Uinta mountains. She was an avid BYU fan. She was always willing to plan, host and prepare meals for friends and family to gather at her home.
She had a strong testimony of the Savior and His gospel. She and Byron served a two-year mission at Salt Lake City Temple Square.
Above all she was a wonderful mother and grandmother. She had 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She was also a kind step-grandmother to an additional 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 14, 2023, at the Bountiful 16th Ward, 720 East 550 North, Bountiful, Utah. An evening viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, January 13, 2023, at Russon Mortuary, 295 N. Main Street, Bountiful. A Saturday morning viewing will be held from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services.
Services will be streamed live on the Russon Mortuary & Crematory Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the services and will be posted below.