Marilyn Adams Tucker passed away in Orem, Utah on January
29, 2011. She was born August 30, 1919 to Samuel Conrad
and Delilah Maria Booth Adams in Salt Lake City. She grew
up in Provo and attended public schools in the area. In
1948, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a
Bachelor of Science Degree. As an educator, she touched
the lives of many children. She was especially adept in
teaching students to read.
On October 23, 1939 she married Ernest
Lee Tucker in the Salt Lake Temple. The ceremony was performed
by President Heber J. Grant. Ernest died August 3, 1980.
Connie was a widow for 30 years, yet enjoyed being with
her 21 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.
She was a peacemaker with a peaceful disposition.
She was a loving, understanding, kindhearted wife, mother,
grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, relative, neighbor
and friend. She made and kept friends. She was very active
in the LDS Church. With her sister, Elsie, she served for
over a decade as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple.
Connie also belonged to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers and
Daughters of the American Revolution and enjoyed her associations
Survivors include her children, Thomas
Conrad (Mary) Tucker, Richard Barton (Christine) Tucker,
James Lee Tucker, Mrs. Blaine E. (Mary Ann) Phipps, and
George Stephen (Stacey) Tucker, her four sisters, Elsie
Dee Florence, Florence Reinhardt, Mary June Hamblin and
Ruth Iverson. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Ernest Lee Tucker, and also by her infant son, John Terry
Tucker. Funeral services will be on Friday, February 4,
2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Edgemont 9th Ward Chapel, 4300
North Provo Canyon Road, Provo, Utah. A viewing will be
held Friday morning from 9:30 to 10:30 am prior to the services
at the Edgemont 9th Ward Chapel. Interment will be in the
Provo City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions
may be made to the Carmen B. Pingree Center (for children
with autism), 780 South Guardsman Way Salt Lake City, Utah