Marion Wolthuis Stuart | Obituary


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Marion Wolthuis Stuart

Marion Helen Wolthuis Stuart passed away peacefully on August 2, 2021, surrounded by her five sons. Marion was born on August 16, 1932 to Frank and Leyonna Wolthuis, the first of four children. She enjoyed her childhood in the South Ogden with many wonderful experiences with good friends and family who taught her to love her Dutch heritage.

She married Kenneth F. Stuart in the Logan Temple on May 22, 1952, and together they raised five sons. They have lived most of their lives in Uintah where she has been a pillar of the community for almost 70 years. Ken and Marion’s family has grown to include 5 daughters-in-law, 20 grandchildren and 58 great-grandchildren, all of whom share happy, one-on-one memories with her. She was a party planner and adventurer, with annual birthdays and Sinterklaas parties for everyone.

Marion graduated from Weber High School, attended Utah State University and Weber Junior College. When her sons were all in school, Marion went back to school and graduated from Weber State College at the age of 40, then earned a master’s degree in elementary education. Before graduating from Weber State in 1972, she was hired by Ogden Town Schools to fill a vacant teaching position. That year, she juggled teaching, being a full-time student and especially a full-time mom. She taught at Dee, Hooper and Marlon Hills Elementary. Marion was a master teacher with natural skills and incredible creativity.

In the early 1980s, she developed a simple learning tool to help her students master basic math. This product originated from an educational publishing company called Learning Wrap ups. Its educational heritage has inspired thousands of students, and its products have been used by countless children and teachers around the world to teach and master fundamental educational concepts.

A friend and a fine example, Marion lived as an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, holding many positions, including as a teacher, Young Women president, and Relief Society president. Marion followed the Savior’s command to love and fully understood the joy of serving.

Like her father, Marion was extremely fond of travel and the many beauties of the earth. His company has allowed him to travel to many parts of the world, including China, Europe, and almost every major city in the United States. Often she shared these experiences with her children and grandchildren, loving every minute.

Marion is survived by her sons-in-law and daughter-in-law: Ron and Chris Stuart, Greg and Shirley Stuart, Jeff Stuart, Kathy Stuart, Brent and Abby Stuart, as well as Rich and Andrea Stuart, 19 grandchildren and 58 great -grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Robert Wolthuis (Carolyn), Henry Wolthuis (Molly) and her sister Lynnette Hancock (Tex). She is predeceased by her husband Kenneth, her parents Frank Wolthuis, Leyonna Wolthuis and a grandson.

Funeral services will be under the direction of the Leavitt Mortuary and will take place on Monday, August 9, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Uintah First Ward – 6660 South 1775 East in Uintah. Friends can visit family on Sundays from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Uintah First Ward. Burial, Uintah cemetery. The funeral will also be broadcast from 11:00 am on https://zoom.us/j/8733251513.

Condolences can be shared with the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com

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