Marilyn Jean Laub, beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother, returned peacefully to her heavenly home on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.
She was born on March 12, 1931 in Kansas City, Missouri to George Swinke and Elva Mae James. Shortly after her birth, her parents made their home in Kaycee, Wyoming. There she spent her childhood years. Her father was a sheepherder and she loved her Wyoming mountains.
Her and her parents moved to Las Vegas in her young teen years where they relocated for work as a carpenter, and Las Vegas is where she spent her high school years and where she met and married her eternal husband, Elmer J. Laub. They were married on April 3, 1946. They had three children: Donald Ray, Kenneth Duane and Karen Sue. Their marriage was solemnized in the Las Vegas Temple on June 24, 1995. They remained in Las Vegas most of their lives, until relocating to Cedar City, Utah in 1999.
Marilyn dedicated all her years to being a homemaker. She served her husband and enjoyed making their home a happy place. She loved raising her children and was a very devoted mother. If she had chosen to have a career, it would have been as a chef…as the kitchen was the heart of her home. She dearly loved cooking and baking and sharing all of it with neighbors and friends as well.
Marilyn was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. She loved being a visiting teacher in Relief Society. She loved serving in the temple as an ordinance worker alongside her lifetime love, partner, and husband.
Some of their best years were developing a 10-acre farm together in the barren desert of Las Vegas. They built a road, put in a well, and still without power they ran their home on a generator. Their home was built by all family members. And many great family times were spent on their little farm. They put in a small orchard of all kinds of fruit and nut trees. A garden, large enough to feed many families, and a real-menagerie of animals of all kinds.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, her infant son, Donald Ray Laub, her husband of 64 years, and a daughter in law, Judith Ann Englestead .
She is survived by her son, Kenneth Laub (Belinda) her daughter Karen Jackman (Dan) five grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. And she passed knowing we will all be together again one day for all time and eternity.
Memorial services were held as follows: Viewing on Friday April 6 from 6- 8 p.m. at Southern Utah Mortuary, Cedar City, Utah. The viewing on Saturday, April 7 from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the LDS Cedar City West Stake Center, 725 So. 1100 West. The funeral service followed that viewing at 11 a.m. Burial was in Las Vegas, Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday the 9th of April at 11 a.m. under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be made at www.sumortuary.com.