Alice “Marilyn” Bayles, 87, passed away peacefully in her home on Saturday, April 4, 2015, surrounded by some of the family that she so dearly loved. She was born on February 28, 1928, in Los Angeles, California, to Joseph Earl and Geneva Ross Wilkinson.
Marilyn and Platte D Bayles were married on August 20, 1946, in Elko, Nevada. We were later sealed in the Mesa, Arizona Temple.
I have always believed that a wife’s love is the greatest gift a man can receive. I know that Marilyn has always challenged me, forever supported me and best of all loved me. It is my prayerful desire that Marilyn know how much her love meant to me.
Our children feel that the more they understand life, the more they realize what a wonderful, generous and wise person their mother has always been. She brightened their days with her special touch. Fun trips and great parties she planned are some of their fondest memories. They will miss her very much.
Marilyn possessed a strong testimony that enabled her to accomplish whatever was placed before her. She loved to garden, do needlework, cook and sew. Her dream has always been that her children reflect the kind of life that she taught them.
Marilyn is survived by her children: Stephen W (Sandi) Bayles, Hotchkiss, Colorado; April (Ron) Ruesch, Apple Valley; Gordon R (Debbie) Bayles, Cedar City; Carolyn (Dave) Pehrson, Delta, Tina (Mike) Pech, Salt Lake City; Mary (Mike) Luttio, Cedar City; and Brett L. Bayles, Hotchkiss, Colorado; 41 grandchildren; 112 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers; two sisters, her daughters: Gayle and Debra J Bayles; daughter-in-law, Debbie; son-in-law, Ron; grandson, Michael; grandson-in-law Scott; and great-granddaughters Shalaina and Cheyanne.
Sincere heartfelt thanks to my daughters and to Intermountain Hospice for the loving, gentle care given to her in her last days.
- Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 9, at noon in the LaVerkin LDS Stake Center, 481 North Main Street, LaVerkin.
- A visitation will be held Wednesday, April 8, from 7-8 p.m. at the Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, 140 North Main Street and Thursday, from 10-11:30 a.m. prior to services at the Stake Center.
- Graveside services will be held Saturday, April 11, at 11 a.m. in the Blanding City Cemetery, Blanding, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Hurricane Valley Mortuary, 435-635-9922. Please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.